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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also, on the Monday rundown: reports on child well-being from coast to coast. Plus, a Family Care Act gains support.

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Public News Service - AR: Community Issues and Volunteering

Volunteering can take as little as 5 minutes to make a difference for the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11. Credit: USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Five minutes or five hours, it all can make a difference on the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 - this Friday. It's a day for people to volunteer time, resources or talents to a project that means something to them. Lou Tobian, associate state director

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

The AR AARP wants volunteers for Tax-Aid - the largest free tax assistance program of its kind in the country. PHOTO courtesy of the AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It might not seem very likely, but there actually is a way to get some fun and satisfaction out of filing income taxes: The Arkansas AARP is looking for volunteers to help with their free tax assistance program. According to Mike Rodda, who has been part of the AARP Foundation'

GRAPHIC Federal supports for farmers' markets can have a big impact at a tiny cost, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Courtesy of the UCS.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Advocates for tiny federal programs for farmers' markets say they could grow big results for Arkansas farmers, communities, seniors and low-income families – if Congress would pass a farm bill. Jeffrey O'Hara, an economist with the Union of Concerned Scientists who

The state AARP and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance are working this week to get hungry seniors the nutrition benefits they deserve.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Federal figures say one Arkansas senior in four is at risk of not getting enough to eat, but this week two nonprofits are doing something about it. According to the USDA, nearly a quarter of Arkansas' senior citizens live at the edge of hunger. That's why the Arkansas AARP and th

PHOTO: One at a time, almost 30,000 income tax returns were prepared in Arkansas by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers. Courtesy of AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's that time of year again, time to round up the receipts and income statements and try to make sense of the income tax forms. In that situation, free tax assistance from trained volunteers sounds like almost too good a deal to pass up. AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program pair

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