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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - AR: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking comments on whether they should stop new large hog feeding operations in the Buffalo River watershed. CREDIT: thecitywire.com.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on a permanent prohibition on new, confined hog-feeding operations around the Buffalo River. Bob Allen, a retired Arkansas Tech professor of chemistry and board member of the Arkansas Canoe Club, said the

PHOTO: Conservationists want people to connect to the Buffalo River, because they say that will help protect it. Picture courtesy of thecitywire.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Faced with possible contamination from a huge confined hog feeding operation, fans of the Buffalo River are bringing attention to the waterway in order to protect it. On Tuesday, the National Parks Conservation Association and others will take members of the media for a fl

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If you ask The Dude, the progress Arkansas is making towards leaving no kid hungry is a "Big Lebowski" deal. Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges is coming to little old Little Rock to celebrate the success Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign has had in making sure childre

According to the National Priorities Project, many huge congressional spending battles including one now going on over the farm bill, could be settled by closing corporate tax loopholes. GRAPH by the NPP, based on OMB and CBO figures.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the key budget issues keeping the Farm Bill stuck in congressional gridlock could be solved by closing a single tax loophole, according to budget analysts. Federal agriculture programs are on the verge of expiring, which could cause serious problems for Arkansas's farmers.

The Spirit of Arkansas food drive kicks off Mon., Dec. 2. Poster from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Organizers expect to bring in more food than ever in this ninth year of the Spirit of Arkansas Food Drive that starts Monday. The first Spirit of Arkansas drive gathered about 8,000 pounds of food for state programs for the needy. But Michelle Shope, director of food sourcing an

Growers' Gift Spaghetti Sauce is made of ingredients gleaned from Arkansas farms, and it's being sold to support gathering produce for the state's hungry. PHOTO from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas farmers and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance are gleaning and cooking to feed the hungry. Gleaning is a practice that dates back to the Bible, in which farmers let people go into the fields after a harvest and gather left-behind food for the poor. There is so much d

PHOTO: The Cooking Matters At The Store event Tuesday in the Walmart at Little Rock's Riverdale Shopping Center will be a free chance for families to learn some tricks for making nutritious meals on a budget.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A program Tuesday will show Little Rock families some grocery store techniques for eating well on a budget, and the first 150 to show up will get free gift cards. The program, Cooking Matters At The Store, is to run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Walmart at the Riverdale Shoppin

PHOTO: Former EPA Administrator and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman says the government shutdown is delaying efforts to make the nation's chemical plants safer.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - With many safety inspections suspended because of the federal government shutdown, observers say there's an increasing risk for workers. At least half of the staff members at federal safety agencies are furloughed, and many operations that normally keep workers safe on the job ha

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