PNS Daily Newscast - March 21, 2018 

Authorities respond to another explosion in Austin Texas. Also on our rundown: A school resource officer credited with bringing a swift end to a shooting incident at a Maryland high school, The North Carolina GOP silent on an apparent Cambrrige Analytica connection; and an Alabama Medicaid Work requirement plan called a Catch-22.

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Public News Service - WI: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic state senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma says the package of proposals under Special Assembly Bill 6 makes false assumptions about fraud in the state's assistance programs. The proposed legislation would make it harder for those living in poverty to get help, accord

More people are looking for a way to buy locally grown nutritious foods to improve their health and support the local economy. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. - Whether you're looking for locally grown organic food, a restaurant that serves locally grown food or a farmer's market, a new website puts the information just a click away. The REAP Food Group in Madison has launched, which features more than 800 listings for so

A national survey says 14 percent of American households that rely on food banks include a veteran. In Wisconsin, it's 19 percent. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – The most recent Census Bureau estimates for Wisconsin say of more than 6,000 homeless people, at least 500 are veterans. Often, returning veterans face big challenges in acclimating to civilian life, and finding jobs and places to live. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress

The head of a Wisconsin children's advocacy group says President Donald Trump's budget proposal runs counter to the state's motto. (WI Dept. of Administration)

MADISON, Wis. – Groups that advocate for children are voicing concerns that President Donald Trump's budget proposal slashes funding for nutrition, health care and other programs that help hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites meet basic needs. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin calls the

Eating a colorful variety of veggies is heart-healthy and may help prevent heart disease. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. - Heart disease and stroke are two of the biggest killers around, and today is National Eating Healthy Day, created by the American Heart Association to help people improve their cardiovascular health. Eating healthy foods, getting regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy b

A joint initiative among UW professors, organic farmers, and local chefs is designed to improve the taste of fruits and vegetables. (UW Horticulture/CALS)

MADISON, Wis. — Most consumers have had the experience of buying vegetables because they look great, and then being disappointed by how they taste. That's one of the main considerations in a new initiative at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, called the "See

Seven-grain bread is just one of the healthy food products that can be delivered from local producer to home by an innovative new food service called Square Harvest. (William Graf, UW)

MADISON, Wis. – A marriage of cutting edge computer technology and the time-honored traditions of Wisconsin farming has just won the prestigious Wisconsin Innovation Award for Agriculture. links consumers and producers, making available nutritious, organic foods for home de

A new program aims to bring locally sourced fruits and vegetables to more Wisconsin children. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. – Building on the success of Wisconsin's farm-to-table movement, several children's advocacy groups in the state have joined to launch the Farm to Early Care and Education project. Funded with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the program will bring fresh fruits and veg

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