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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, and retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - CO: Poverty

A new virtual-reality exhibit in Denver invites legislators, the public and tourists to see the faces and stories behind the statistics of hunger in Colorado. (Hunger Free Colorado)

DENVER — A new exhibit at the McNichols Building in downtown Denver invites visitors to experience what it's like to not know where your next meal is coming from. "Hunger Through My Lens" began in 2013 as a photography project, featuring pictures taken by 22 Coloradans who had experienced hu

Colorado's community health centers serve medical, dental and behavioral patients regardless of ability to pay and offer a sliding-fee discount for low-income patients who can't afford private insurance co-pays. (Pxhere)

OLATHE, Colo. – The latest Colorado Health Institute survey found the number of people in the state without health coverage was holding steady at around 6%. But for Colorado's community health centers, uninsured rates are on the rise. At River Valley Family Health Center, which serves Delt

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

Employers of seasonal or part-time workers not eligible for employee-based health coverage have another option through Mountain Family Health Centers. (Visit Lakeland/Flickr)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Employers in expensive mountain communities now have another option for keeping workers well at competitive prices. Mountain Family Health Centers Health Solutions allows workers to access primary medical, dental and behavioral health care with no co-pays and no ded

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.

The United States spends twice as much on health care as do other comparable countries, largely because of rising drug prices. (Galatas)

DENVER - AARP is making headway on its federal- and state-level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director, said prescription drug prices are a leading driver of rising health-care costs year over year, and U.S. consumers frequently pay twice as muc

Colorado ranks in the top five

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1210 into law this week, repealing a 1999 prohibition against local governments creating their own minimum wages. Chris Stiffler, an economist with the Colorado Fiscal Institute, says the measure opens the door for counties and cities to address si

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