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Finding The Way Of Nature-Based Learning In Germany

This story is produced with support from the Pulitzer Center Ulli Boström’s co-teachers at her school, Waldkita Fila, include a dog, two ponies and a half-dozen chickens. A log pole fence separates the forest preschool from the rest of a woods on the western edge of Berlin, Germany’s bustling capital city. “I think for children it is a dream to be here, because they can be free,” said Boström, who founded the forest preschool — or Waldkindergarten — seven years ago. There’s no classroom in...

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Right now, Newsmax TV is trying to outfox Fox News.

No media outlet has done more to bolster President Trump over the past four years than Fox News. Yet the acknowledgment by Fox's reporters, anchors and even many opinion hosts that Democratic nominee Joe Biden won the election has provided an opening for the network's much smaller rival to peel off Trump's fans.

"It was an organic thing across social media and elsewhere," Newsmax founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy said in an interview. He said the message was: "Take a look at Newsmax. Their coverage is more fair."

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen a national security team that backs traditional U.S. alliances, which has been met with relief in much of Europe after nearly four years of hostility from President Trump.

Take Antony Blinken, Biden's nominee for secretary of state. He spent part of his childhood in Paris, speaks impeccable French, and is an avowed supporter of the trans-Atlantic relationship.

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Metro area hospitals are getting by for now, but if COVID-19 cases continue unchecked, there will not be enough nurses to open new beds in the near future, Kansas City area hospital and nursing officials say.

In fact, some staff shortages are already here, and since the infections are so widespread across the Midwest, there’s little likelihood there will be enough nurses from other parts of the country to step in and bail local hospitals out, as happened in New York City last spring.

CENTREVILLE — New grant funding for a possible plan that would show ways to alleviate some flooding issues in Centreville, East St. Louis and Alorton has left some worried about its effectiveness.

In mid-November, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the Prairie du Pont Watershed grant, a grant worth up to $1 million in “initial funding” for a firm that could develop a watershed-based plan to fix nearly constant flooding in Centreville, East St. Louis and Alorton.

Gun-related suicides among young people in Missouri rose sharply after legislators relaxed state gun laws, based on a new report from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Missouri has had one of the highest rates of gun deaths in the U.S. for the past decade, many of which are suicides among teenagers and young adults.

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CoMO Neighborhood Lunch Clubs HQ

Jennifer Roberts is one of the organizers of the Columbia Neighborhood Lunch Clubs – a group of volunteers that collects the meals delivered to bus stops by Columbia Public Schools and delivers them door-to-door.

She spoke about how many families – from all economic backgrounds – are struggling with food access during the ongoing pandemic and how they all can utilize the Clubs’ services and make providing meals to school age kids a simpler task. 

Missouri Health Talks gathers Missourians’ stories of access to healthcare in their own words. You can view more conversations at missourihealthtalks.org

Crowning a tooth isn't what it used to be thanks to advancements in technology. DRS. PHILIP BATSON and ELIZABETH ABE, DDS, Columbia Healthy Smiles, take us through the now-speedy (and pain-free!) process of what it's like to get one. November 30, 2020

Small rural hospitals in Kansas and Missouri are increasingly spending hours searching for facilities they can transfer patients to because they are struggling to cope with the surge in coronavirus cases.

As the region’s hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients, smaller hospitals like the one in Holton, Kansas, are finding it difficult to treat patients who don’t have the disease but still need care.

Missouri Senate To Vote This Week On COVID-19 Funding

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The Missouri Senate will meet this week to consider a $1.3 billion COVID-19 spending bill, but the timeline for debating pandemic liability protections is not clear.

The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, and the full Senate will spend Wednesday debating the spending bill as the special session called by Gov. Mike Parson resumes after a delay caused by COVID-19 cases among Senate Republicans members and staff.