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PNS Daily Newscast - December 3, 2020 

As the pandemic slams the brakes on the DC Metro, warnings of an environmental disaster; the U.S. Senate to consider end-of-life issues.

2020Talks - December 2, 2020 

Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Public News Service - AZ: Philanthropy

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 - As the Girl Scouts of the USA approaches its 100th year, the organization is increasingly concentrating on helping girls develop leadership skills. The Girl Scouts have been emphasizing the newer concept over the past five years to help girls find and nurture their own strengths. Tamara W

PHOENIX - Many Arizonans may never have heard of Actors Theatre – and yet, the professional company begins its 25th season this fall at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. Matthew Wiener, the company's producing artistic director, says Actors Theatre strives to do thought-provoking plays tha

PHOENIX - Caring 24-7 for a child with a life-threatening condition can drive a family to the brink. One of the nation's first respite-care facilities for kids opens two weeks hence in central Phoenix. The executive director of the Ryan House facility, Nancy Martin, says families will get a needed b

PHOENIX - Adults with autism have a new opportunity to live independent lives, thanks to the first business venture of a Phoenix-based support agency. Clients of the Southwest Autism Resource and Research Center (SARRC) will be making and selling soup prepared from recipes donated by some of Arizona

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.

MESA, Ariz. - Faced with a 30 percent drop in donations, Mesa United Way has turned to retired volunteers with project management experience to help their member agencies overcome the funding shortfall. United Way president Carol McCormack says the over-55 volunteers don't need a lot of training or

PHOENIX - The 26-year-old, Scottsdale-based youth theater company Greasepaint has recently come under the management of Phoenix Theatre, one of Arizona's premier arts organizations. One goal of the collaboration is to provide children with a more complete acting experience. Greasepaint board vice-

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