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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - CO: Hunger/Food/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

Raising SNAP or food-stamp benefits would lead to healthier diets for low-income families, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Giving low-income families a little more money to spend on food would lead to healthier meals and free up funds for other necessities such as housing and transportation, according to new research. Increasing SNAP or food-stamp benefits by $30 per person per month also would help families

More than 600 community sites across Colorado are set to provide meals to children up to 18 years old at no cost during summer months. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Summer should be a fun time for all Colorado children, but many are at risk of going hungry when school cafeteria doors close. In response, a collaboration of government agencies, nonprofit groups and school districts will provide free meals to all children up to 18 years old at mor

A new law designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of food assistance in Colorado was signed last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper. (Hunger Free Colorado)

DENVER – Struggling Coloradans could face fewer barriers to accessing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed a legislation designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the SNAP program and other

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