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    PNS Daily News - February 9, 20160 

    Our news today zeros-in on issues from around the nation including: It’s New Hampshire’s turn to select presidential candidates but not all voters are fully decided; some West Virginians sympathizing with the water woes of Flint, Michigan; and a go-to indicator may be mis-categorizing millions of Americans as unhealthy.

Public News Service - Arkansas

One group is demanding that presidential candidates make their positions on preserving Social Security known before the March 1 primary election. (AARP Arkansas)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Presidential candidates will soon be campaigning in Arkansas prior to the March 1 primary election. AARP Arkansas has launched an accountability campaign called Take A Stand, demanding the candidates present their plans on how to update Social Security for future generations. C...Read More

Public News Service - AR

The Iowa caucuses could be a prelude to a pivotal election.  (morguefile/jppi)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Our neighbors to the north in Iowa will attend partisan precinct caucuses today, the first real step in the presidential nominating process. It's a race that includes two candidates with Arkansas roots, Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee, but beyond the personalities, it could be ...Read More

Public News Service - AR

AARP says voters over 50 aren't the only ones who want to know where the presidential candidates stand on strengthening Social Security. (

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than nine of 10 Iowans who say they will attend one of that state's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses on Feb. 1 say they're concerned about the future of Social Security; concerned enough that they want to hear specific plans from the candidates. John His...Read More

Public News Service - AR

An Arkansas agency has received national recognition for its work to reduce food insecurity issues in the state. (Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is getting some national recognition for its work fighting food insecurity in the state. The National Commission on Hunger is a bipartisan group appointed by Congress to develop innovative public and private food-assistance programs. The commi...Read More

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Arkansas' uninsured rate for Hispanic children is comparable to the national average, but double the rate for children overall in the state. (Octavio Lopez/morguefile)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas could be doing a better job of reaching out to Latino families to get health insurance for their kids. That's one finding in a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Arkansas' uninsured rate for Hispanic children is 11 percent, comp...Read More

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More than 23 million Americans live at least 10 miles away from stores that offer fresh food for sale. (Veronica Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Making sure every American has access to healthy, fresh food is the point behind a University of Arkansas study. Arkansas has the highest obesity rate in the nation, and many areas that are considered "food deserts," where people live 10 miles or more from a supermarket that sel...Read More

Public News Service - AR

This week's record Powerball jackpot could lead some with gambling problems to spend money they don't have, with dreams of winning big. (alvimann/morguefile)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Long lines once again are forming at lottery terminals as Arkansans buy tickets for the latest record Powerball drawing. According to gambling treatment counselor Debra Buckner, it can be all too easy to forget the lottery's true purpose. "The lottery is a form of entertainment,...Read More

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Arkansas and 18 other states get an F on reproductive heath care and rights. (Population Institute)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas gets a grade of F for providing residents with reproductive health care on a report card by the Population Institute. The Washington based advocacy group looked at access to health clinics, sex education, cancer screening and abortion services. Jennie Wetter, t...Read More

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