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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - MO: Community Issues and Volunteering

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.

Volunteers are needed to help Missouri residents prepare tax returns. (AARP)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - If you like numbers, working with people and have a little extra time on your hand, AARP Missouri could use your help. The organization offers free tax help to seniors, low-income residents, people with disabilities and those with limited English skills. Bob Juergens, state co

Environmental groups urge Missouri leaders to move toward clean energy. (Sierra Club)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri environmentalists call new federal rules from the Environmental Protection Agency a step in the right direction, but feel more needs to happen. Last week the EPA finalized the rules, which are designed to cut methane leaks from new, modified and reconstructed sources. T

The second lawsuit in six months involving a woman in labor being shackled and driven hundreds of miles has been filed in Missouri. (Jackson County)

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Mo. - The ACLU of Missouri has filed suit on behalf of an inmate who lost her baby. In December 2014, Tara Rhodes told jail staff at the Mississippi County jail that she was having labor pains and losing fluids. She says she was accused of lying and ignored. Five days later w

One volunteer who goes above and beyond will be selected to receive the 2016 Andrus Award in Missouri later this year. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Volunteers are a key part of many nonprofit groups, and for AARP, they're being called the "lifeblood" of the organization. It's National Volunteer Week, and AARP Missouri is looking for nominations for its 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service. Sidney McCarther, volunteer s

Voters in St. Louis and Kansas City are being asked if they want to keep funding maintenance of city parks. (stlouis-mo.gov)

ST. LOUIS - Voters in St. Louis and Kansas City are being asked to keep a one percent city earnings tax in place to fund programs and services. The way it works is those who live or work in the cities pay a one percent tax and the money goes into the city's general fund. It has to be approved by

Medical physicists are starting to play a bigger role in hospitals across the country. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More and more hospitals across the country are starting to add full-time medical physicists to their staffs. That's the case at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Dr. Nima Kasraie is the first full-time physicist in the hospital's Department of Radiology, and his goal is to make sur

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