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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - AZ: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

PHOENIX - Nearly one-in-seven Arizonans needed emergency food help last year, according to a new study. The report, from Feeding America, a nationwide alliance of 200 food banks, reports an 85-percent increase in emergency food assistance in the state since 2006; nearly double the national average.

PHOENIX - With budgets shrinking and needs rapidly growing, Arizonans looking for a helping hand-up have a new on-line tool to quickly find out what kinds of assistance they may be eligible for. The Web site, www.ArizonaSelfHelp.org, tells people where they can apply for services in or near their ho

PHOENIX - With the numbers of homeless and hungry still rising and Arizonans without jobs in the hundreds of thousands, the state's holiday family programs are being overwhelmed. Arizona Community Action Association executive director Cynthia Zwick says families seeking help are being told that this

PHOENIX - A hefty license fee hike proposed for operators of Arizona child-care centers has been scaled back. State regulators had been under fire for an original proposal to boost the current three-year fee of $150 to more than $13,000 for larger centers. Now the maximum would be $3900, provided th

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