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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 - Demand on Arizona's food banks has risen dramatically as poverty rates climb and family incomes fall. Banks provided 42 percent more food the first half of this year compared to last. Census reports show more than one million Arizonans are now living in poverty, while family incomes in the

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona's recent extreme temperatures are straining the resources of cities, churches and nonprofit organizations as they work to provide heat relief to the state's growing homeless population. Tempe vice mayor Shana Ellis chairs a regional committee overseeing the effort. She

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A leading children's advocate says the tentative Arizona state budget agreement is not as bad as the earlier version from the state Republican leadership. But she says there are still large cuts that would impact the most vulnerable people in the state, the kids. Dana Naimar

Phoenix, AZ – A summer project for everyone – spend some time volunteering. It's the call going out today as President Obama kicks off his "United We Serve" initiative. Cynthia Zwick, executive director of the Arizona Community Action Association, says that, with the state's struggling e

Phoenix, AZ – Large cuts in the state budget aren't just affecting Arizona government agencies and state workers; there's a ripple effect also hitting private firms with state contracts. One example is Arizona-based Human Resource Training Incorporated, which contracts with the state to prov

Phoenix, AZ – Local community leaders across the state are calling on lawmakers and the governor to restore funding for critical human services. In a letter to Governor Brewer and all 90 lawmakers, volunteer board members from 60 non-profit agencies say recent budget cuts threaten their public

Phoenix, AZ – The agencies that provide emergency food and shelter for Arizonians are in trouble. Government grants and donations are down, while the demand for services is up. In response, 10 major state charitable groups have teamed up to help by matching donations dollar-for-dollar in a fun

Phoenix, AZ – A new report says only four states are enrolling food stamp recipients at a faster rate than Arizona. The state's enrollment is up nearly 26 percent from a year earlier and although more Arizonans are seeking help, the enrollment statistic is considered a good one, according to s

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