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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - AR: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

A cut in SNAP benefits this fall will reduce food subsides for Arkansas' low-wage families, according to the state's food banks. PHOTO of a mobile SNAP enrollment truck courtesy of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A cut in food stamps coming this fall is expected to land especially hard on Arkansas's working poor. A temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enacted to stimulate the economy is set to expire in ten weeks. Critics charge that food stamps are to

PHOTO: Research shows that academic gains can be traced to participation in school breakfast programs for low-income students. Courtesy of Share Our Strength.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - About $1 million would buy a lot of meals from a school cafeteria, and that's exactly what a bill in the Arkansas Senate aims to do. The measure would make money available for grants to prompt more schools in the state to serve breakfast in the classroom. It's well documented t

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