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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - CO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The Sun Valley neighborhood's annual average household income is nearly seven times lower than that of the rest of the Denver metro area. (Galatas)

DENVER – The corn is high and the collards full and dark green at Sun Valley Grow Farm, but the star attraction at Friday's food stand are hot peppers needed for many African and Asian recipes. This is the first year Sun Valley neighbors in Denver have been able to share in the harvest of ka

A new program gives grants to food pantries across Colorado to purchase produce, dairy and protein from Colorado producers. (USAID)

DENVER – Food pantries across Colorado are putting finishing touches on their second-round grant applications before a deadline Friday, and already are making plans for how to spend $100,000 that will be distributed in September through the state's Food Pantry Assistance Grant. Jaclyn Yelich

Last year, Colorado's Summer Food Service Program served 1.5 million meals to kids at more than 680 locations across the state. (USDA)

DENVER — Summer should be a fun time for kids, but many Colorado children face greater risks of going hungry after school cafeterias close their doors. More than 600 sites across the state are stepping up to make sure all kids have the nutrition they need to return in the fall ready to learn.

Colorado counties are getting food stamps to clients faster, and won more than $2 million in federal performance bonuses in 2016 and 2017. (USDA)

DENVER – Colorado counties are making progress getting SNAP benefits – the program formerly known as food stamps – to low-income residents, but there's still room for improvement. Colorado ranks 43rd nationally with just 60 percent of low-income people receiving benefits, below th

In 2019, the average American is projected to eat more than 110 pounds of beef. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Foods produced with fewer greenhouse gas emissions are healthier than foods that create more climate pollution, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Diego Rose, the report’s lead author and a professor at Tulane University, says pe

Under current law, SNAP beneficiaries aged 18-49 not raising children cannot receive benefits for more than three months in a three-year period unless they are employed or are enrolled in a job-training program. (Maxpixel)

DENVER — The Trump administration's proposal to expand work requirements for SNAP benefits - the program formerly known as food stamps - is meant to get more people back into the workforce. But critics argue there’s a far better approach. Kate Kasper, director of public policy at Hunger

Immigrants applying for food stamps for their U.S. citizen children do not have to provide agencies with their personal immigration status. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Children's advocates are sounding the alarm about a recent proposal by the Trump administration that would make it easier to deny immigrants green cards by expanding the definition of what it means to be a "public charge," or dependent on government programs. Anya Rose, policy analy

Cereal, with or without milk, is the top menu choice for Denver Public School students. (USDA)

DENVER – Kids are back in school, and that means regular access to nutritious food for many Colorado children. Theresa Peña, regional coordinator for outreach and engagement with Denver Public Schools, says it's hard to learn on an empty stomach, and notes that DPS has made free breakfas

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