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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - CO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Denver, CO – The New Year brings new struggles for Coloradans who are without work and, in many cases, having trouble staying fed. This week, AARP Colorado has launched a statewide food drive to help local food banks replenish their supplies after the busy holiday season. AARP decided to get

Washington, DC – The new Farm Bill is the subject of intense debate on Capitol Hill this week. Some farm advocates say the current version is a compromise that was made to get the bill out of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which would create a 'raw deal' for 99 percent of Colorado farmers a

Denver, CO – A study released this month found that Colorado is the "thinnest state." However, childhood obesity is on the rise and educators are looking at new ways to fight this growing health problem by getting kids to make healthier choices. Debi Flynn with Clayton Family Futures, a Denver

Lyons, NE – The proposed U.S. House Farm Bill may result in larger mega-farms at the expense of smaller family farms, according to a new study. The research, performed by the Center for Rural Affairs, concludes House leadership misled the public about how its version of the bill would cap fede

In 12 percent of Colorado households, having enough food on the table isn't a given. Today is National Hunger Awareness Day and State Rep. John Kefalas is one of a number of Coloradans taking part in the "Food Stamp Challenge" by trying to eat off just $25 a week. “It's a way to help people

Thousands of working families in Colorado that have trouble making ends meet, could be getting help to put food on the table. The modern Food Stamp Program turns 30 years old this week, but Nicholas Saccaro with the Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs says only half of eligible families s

The farm bill isn't just for farmers; it also plays a critical role in fighting hunger in Colorado. Senators Ken Salazar (D-CO) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) are in Denver today for a hearing designed to check up on how the bill is working, and where it needs improvement. Shawna Kemppainen with the Care to

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