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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - CO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Local farmers, food entrepreneurs and investors are gathering in Carbondale this weekend to

DENVER – Slow Money, a grassroots effort to help bring more local food from farm to table, is holding its first Colorado conference this weekend in Carbondale. Slow Money founder Woody Tasche cites the "slow food" movement as inspiration, which began in Italy after the first McDonald's outlet

Congress must decide whether to reauthorize school food programs before Sept. 30, when the current law is set to expire. Credit: Lance Cheung, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

DENVER – For thousands of kids in Colorado, going back to school means breakfast and lunch five days a week - meals missed by many students during summer months. However, Congress must decide whether to reauthorize federally-funded school food programs before Sept. 30, when the current law is

Health provider, mother and child. Credit: Brian Clark, courtesy of Colorado Health Foundation.
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DENVER - Coloradans are embracing the "medical home" model for health-care delivery, according to a new report from the Colorado Health Foundation. In a medical home, the patient is the focus, and doctors - who traditionally play the "starring role" in clinics - become part of a team of professiona

Child in grocery store. Credit: iStockphoto.

DENVER - Summertime means vacation for many kids, but when school cafeterias close, almost one in five children in Colorado become "food insecure" at risk of not having enough food. That's the conclusion of a report from Hunger Free Colorado, but there is a program designed to fill that hunger gap

PHOTO: One in five Colorado children are at risk of hunger when meals they relied on at school are no longer a part of their daily lives. A statewide collaboration of churches, nonprofits and community groups are providing free meals all summer long to children age 18 and younger. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DENVER – Summer should be fun for all kids, but when schools close their cafeteria doors for summer break, thousands across the state are at risk of going hungry. To keep bellies full before fall, a statewide collaboration including 533 community sites across Colorado are offering free meals,

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds that one-in-six American households said there were times they couldn't afford to buy food in 2014, many relied on community food banks such as the one above. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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DENVER - While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps, a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows millions of Americans still are struggling to put food on the table. The study, "How Hungry is America?" found one-in-six American homes admitted there were t

PHOTO: The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger has helped feed students regardless of socio-economic status through school breakfasts, after school snacks and summer meal programs. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DENVER – There are fewer young, rumbling bellies today in Colorado than five years ago. The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger celebrated its fifth birthday at the governor's mansion in Denver on Friday. The campaign has worked to streamline access to food stamps and expand programs

Photo: Branch Out Cider collects apples from yards, gardens and acreages around Fort Collins to make their award-winning cider. Photo courtesy: Branch Out Cider

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Apples grow easily in many areas of Colorado, and this time of year farmers are busy harvesting their crops. But the fruit is also plentiful in the yards of Coloradans, who up until now had no use for the hundreds of apples their fruit trees produced. It's that observation t

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