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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Public News Service - CT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

HARTFORD, Conn. - Feeding yourself on $4 a day in Connecticut is no easy task. This month during Hunger Action Month, groups which provide food assistance are urging those who are more fortunate to take the SNAP Challenge. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides $4 a day on average,

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

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