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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - CT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The average SNAP recipient receives benefits for 10 months or less. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

HARTFORD, Conn. – More than 400,000 people in Connecticut could go hungry if Congress doesn’t agree on a budget before the end of the month. Without a budget in place, the Department of Agriculture, which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can't provide

PHOTO: Heang Tan is project director and editor for the website Health Justice CT, sponsor of a Wed. night forum in New Haven about improving the health of Connecticut's lower-income populations. Photo courtesy Health Justice CT.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - People at a forum in New Haven tonight will explore both access to health care and the underlying issues that still get in the way of some low-income Connecticut residents achieving better health. Societal problems - from gun violence to poor neighborhood air quality and lack of

PHOTO: Food Day is a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today is Food Day, a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system – and as a way to grow more greenbacks for Connecticut. Every state is looking at new ways to increase its economic standing, says Cheryl Dunson, pr

EAST HAVEN, Conn. - Anti-hunger activists warned at a news conference Monday at the Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven that hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents are already struggling to get enough to eat, and things could get worse. The House budget just passed in Congress includes a 17

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut's biggest celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., has taken place at Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History, where 4,000 adults and kids from around the state passed through the doors on Sunday and Monday. This was the sixteenth such annual cel

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hundreds of people are likely to line up for food aid today at the Christian Fellowship Center's Storehouse in Bristol. The folks who stock the shelves there are wondering what will happen to the people in line if proposed cuts to federal food programs are enacted. Initiatives suc

HARTFORD, Conn. - With Thanksgiving around the corner, scores of communities are banding together this weekend to make sure Foodshare can provide turkeys for Connecticut families in need. It's a tall order, with nearly 20,000 people asking for Foodshare's help and the cost of a meal up about 13 per

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Latino youth under 18 are a fast-growing segment of the U.S. population, in more ways than one. They have a 25 percent higher incidence of being overweight or obese than the general youth population in the United States, and along with that comes a higher risk of diabetes. But an

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