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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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Public News Service - MO: Children's Issues

Forty-five states have early childhood quality assessment and rating systems. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Parents in Missouri seeking child care typically rely on word of mouth and social media platforms such as Yelp to find quality education and providers, but a bill moving through the Missouri General Assembly could make things easier. Missouri is one of eight states with

Volunteers assist with the Point-in-Time homeless count each year. (Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In past years, volunteers would brave the winter streets with paper surveys to identify the number of people experiencing homelessness for the annual Point-in-Time homeless count. This year, volunteers will be using their mobile devices for a more accurate count. On Wedn

Retired military leaders in Missouri spearhead the effort to educate lawmakers on the link between quality preschool and a better prepared military and workforce. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Defense estimates that 71 percent of the roughly 34 million 17- to 24-year-olds in the United States would fail to qualify for enlistment in the military. Officials are sounding the alarm and bringing their message to Missouri lawmakers, calling for an

Whether you take your child to a hospital emergency room or an urgent care center, it's best to make sure it is staffed by board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners. (Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 'Tis the season for frequent visits to the emergency rooms – but should you go to an urgent care center instead? Many families face that dilemma, especially through the holidays. Physicians report the winter holidays are the busiest times for medical emergencies, b

More than 100,000 Missouri children live in immigrant families. (26057/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The biggest barriers to success for Missouri's children are in the paths of black and Hispanic populations, and children from immigrant families, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks children's progress on a scale of one to 1,000, for mi

Ninety percent of individuals who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide at a later date, according to Dr. Shayla Sullivant. (Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is hope beyond the headlines, according to a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, even as research shows children and teens are taking their lives by suicide in greater numbers. Dr. Shayla Sullivant said stigma and easy access to guns

The Missouri Budget Project argues that investments in public services create the foundation on which families and communities can thrive. (Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Thoughtful, bipartisan collaboration is what's needed to improve the U.S. health-care system. That's the perspective of the independent Missouri Budget Project, which argues that a complex problem can't be addressed by a strategy that they say "throws the baby out with the b

While neonatal intensive care units are common in hospitals, level four NICUs  which provide the most complex care for the tiniest and sickest babies  are designated by region. (Children's Mercy Hospital)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It's only been five years since the American Academy of Pediatrics created the level four designation of neonatal intensive care units. Known as NICUs, they are facilities that treat the smallest and most critically ill babies. Neonatology has only been recognized as a p

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