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PNS Daily News - July 26, 2017 


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Public News Service - MO: Community Issues and Volunteering

In Missouri, most heat-related deaths occur in the urban areas of St. Louis and Kansas City, according to the state's Dept. of Health and Senior Services. (John Bergman/Pixabay)

PLEASANT HILL, Mo. – It isn't uncommon for Missouri to be oppressively hot this time of year – and it also isn't uncommon for Missourians to suffer from heat exhaustion and heat stroke. So, the United Way has opened more than 400 cooling stations across the state, offering free, air-co

J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain was dedicated in 1960 and underwent a major renovation in 2014 with monies from the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation. (Kansas City Parks & Recreation Dept.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Should Kansas City's iconic J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain be renamed? That's the central question being debated by residents and city officials in the wake of a Kansas City Star opinion column. Nichols, who died in 1950, was a nationally recognized civic leader and real estate

Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia, Mo., is the site of the city's eclipse celebration Mon., Aug. 21. (Columbia Parks and Recreation)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – It takes a sizable attraction to double the population of a city in a single day - something big enough to, say, blot out the sun. But that's exactly what Columbia, Mo., officials are anticipating for the total solar eclipse. The city is in the ideal line of the eclipse path,

After her son's death in 2013, Michelle Metje co-founded Corey's Network to provide supports for families of murder victims in the Kansas City metro area. (Corey's Network)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michelle Metje had been a social worker for 25 years, but it wasn't until her son was murdered in 2013 that she discovered how few resources are available to families of homicide victims. Now, she's helping grieving families in her son's name. Corey's Network offers counse

New Annie E. Casey Foundation statistics rank Missouri 28th among states for providing resources to benefit children and families. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An annual report on child well-being ranks Missouri 25th in the nation for providing children vital supports. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book examines economic well-being, education, health, and family and community factors that influence children's

Missouri ranks among the top ten states with the highest percentage of food insecure households. (Jacqueline Sosa/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Breaking the cycle of poverty is more difficult when kids go hungry, and that's especially true after school lets out for the summer. With that reality in mind, a USDA program in the state is expanding, allowing several thousand more children to be eligible for food support this

Hospitals desperately need blood and platelet donations, which are down due to the holidays and bad weather. (redcross.org)

ST. LOUIS – The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for help. The organization needs blood and platelet donors after 37,000 fewer donations than expected came in at blood banks across the nation in November and December. That includes the 319 locations in the Missouri-Illinois

There are lots of ways to give to the thousands of children who are in the hospital during the holidays. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It isn't something people like to think about this time of year, but thousands of children are in the hospital during the holiday season, and won't be waking up at home to see what Santa brought them, or getting a chance to go out and play with a new skateboard or bicycle.

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