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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - CT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

HARTFORD, Conn. - Food insecurity means people don't always know where their next meal is coming from... and in Connecticut, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 12.7 percent of the households do not have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy

HARTFORD, Conn. - A new report indicates Connecticut still has a way to go in eliminating childhood hunger across the state. The report was released by Foodshare, the greater Hartford area regional foodbank, and Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. Dawn Crayco, deputy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The latest "Point in Time" survey of Connecticut's homeless residents contained much bad news - but also an important piece of good news - about veterans. In odd calendar years, the survey counts homeless individuals and families in Connecticut who are living outside of shelters,

HARTFORD, Conn. - Thousands of pounds of food are thrown away by stores across the region each week, but Foodshare is hoping a new program will get more of that food into the hands of the hungry. The Volunteer Retail Food Pick-Up Program is designed to connect volunteers who can spare a few hours a

HARTFORD, Conn. - You may still be feeling quite full from that cookout over the holiday weekend, but

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - When residents of New Britain come to the Human Resources Agency (HRA) seeking help to pay their heating bills, a new computer program makes figuring out their eligibility a snap - and it's available statewide. HRA Director of Community Services Barbara Parsons says her agency h

AVON, Conn. - A Connecticut man born just a few years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrating what would be the slain civil-rights leader's 82nd birthday today - and has his own stories of prejudice to tell. Bob Rodman of Avon remembers when his was the only Jewish family in the town where

OXFORD, Conn. - It's definitely winter in Connecticut, and the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) was just awarded a $37,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be used to promote winter food crops. This comes as winter farmers' markets and winter CS

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