PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 

Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  

The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - AZ: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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,, 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

PHOENIX - With unemployment continuing to rise, Arizona's food banks are seeing record numbers of families seeking emergency food boxes. But contributions are meeting only two-thirds of the need, as the banks face their most challenging holiday season ever. Association of Arizona Food Banks executi

PHOENIX - Arizona's top labor leader says there's no excuse for the U.S. Senate failing to pass another extension of unemployment benefits. The House voted overwhelmingly to extend benefits nearly a month ago, but the Senate has yet to follow up. Arizona AFL-CIO executive director Rebekah Friend s

PHOENIX - A new community project is putting photographers to work on behalf of 15 Arizona non-profit agencies that help the homeless and working poor. The photos help the organizations tell their stories to those they serve and to potential donors. Cassandra Coblentz, associate curator of the Sco

PHOENIX - New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows 15 percent of Arizonans, or 938,000 people, have incomes below the poverty level. Among children, more than one in five are living in poverty. The federal poverty level for a family of four is $22,050 a year. The census figures are already a year

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