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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - AZ: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The holiday season is the most crucial time for Arizona's food banks, especially with the state's continuing high rates of poverty and unemployment. Forty percent of financial contributions to food banks are made during the months of November and December. St. Mary's Food Bank pre

PHOENIX - New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show poverty growing in Arizona. Last week, the bureau reported the state's poverty rate as second-highest in the nation behind Mississippi. Census figures this week show Arizonans increasingly depending on programs like AHCCCS (Access), the state's Med

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program along the Arizona-New Mexico border is moving into a new phase, with a program compensating ranchers for wolf-caused livestock losses being taken over by the federal government. Meanwhile, Craig Miller, Southwest representative with Defe

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona's anti-hunger agencies will get a boost starting this fall, as two paid national interns spend six months helping to increase awareness and participation in the food stamp program. Arizona Community Action Association director Cynthia Zwick says the recent college grads, kno

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Senate is expected to try again next week to restore extended jobless benefits that expired at the end of May. Unemployed Arizonans had been eligible to get checks for up to 99 weeks, but the limit is now 26 weeks without the federal aid. Tucson electrician Mark Estes has

PHOENIX - More than one million Arizonans are now using what used to be known as "food stamps" to purchase groceries for their families. Katie Kahle, program manager for the Arizona Community Action Association says enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has risen steadil

PHOENIX - Letter carriers across Arizona will be picking up and delivering more than the mail Saturday as they work to help end hunger. The effort, called Stamp Out Hunger, will collect non-perishable food items from mail routes and make the food available to local food banks. Ken Roberts, Branch

PHOENIX - Arizona's food banks are struggling to serve a record number of families seeking emergency food boxes. Despite distributing more than 1.1 million pounds of food every month, only 62 percent of the need is being met, according to an estimate from the Association of Arizona Food Banks. Gin

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