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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - CO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Colorado's more affluent, ski-resort counties are falling short in connecting eligible lower-income residents to food-assistance programs. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Ski-resort counties with some of the highest income levels per capita in the state are falling short when it comes to connecting their eligible, lower-income residents to food assistance programs. That's according to new research by the group Hunger Free Colorado. Eagle, Pitkin, Routt

A new report makes the case for investing in healthy communities and cites Colorado programs that are working to do this. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Cutting-edge programs at work in Colorado show that reversing inequities in health and well-being is possible, according to a new report commissioned by the Colorado Health Foundation. Colby Dailey, managing director of the Build Healthy Places Network, said efforts to overcome systemic ba

September is National Better Breakfast Month. (Pixabay)

DENVER – With summer vacation over and children back in school, it's fitting that September is National Better Breakfast Month. In 2007, Colorado lawmakers passed legislation paving the way for free breakfasts for low-income students. Jeremy West, president of the Colorado School Nutrition

A new study documents the educational, health, nutritional and other benefits of urban agriculture. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Back to school for some can mean planting one last crop of vegetables in school gardens before the first frost arrives - and boosting student health, according to a Johns Hopkins University study on the benefits of urban agriculture. Anne Palmer, report co-author and program director for

A new tool maps Colorado's food, health care, child care and financial assistance programs by county. (Pixabay)

DENVER - An interactive dashboard released today aggregates data on Colorado's food, health care, child care and financial assistance programs by county. The state has a mixed track record helping residents that struggle to meet basic needs, with some counties performing better than others. In resp

A new report shows that the places where Coloradans live, learn, work and play all have a big impact on their health. (Pixabay)

KEYSTONE, Colo. - Colorado is getting its annual checkup as health-care providers, policymakers and elected officials kick off the Colorado Health Foundation's 2016 symposium today in Keystone. Karen McNeil-Miller, the foundation's new chief executive, will present a new report, entitled "Where Hea

Advocacy groups are pushing political candidates to focus on child poverty. (Milkos/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Presidential candidates from both major parties have talked a lot about helping the middle class, but have skipped over one of the largest segments of the poor: babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Sarah Hughes, research director at the Colorado Children's Campaign, says poverty impac

SNAP benefits will be matched dollar for dollar when purchasing Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables at more than 30 farmers markets and other outlets. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Food stamps are now worth double for fresh fruits and vegetables at more than 30 farmers markets and other outlets in Colorado. Double Up Food Bucks Colorado allows SNAP recipients to use their EBT cards and get up to $20 worth of extra fresh produce per visit at participating locat

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