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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Biden.

Public News Service - MD: Welfare Reform

Insurance and medical care costs are a top concern for people potentially infected with the coronavirus. (Adobe stock)<br />

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, Maryland has reopened its health insurance exchange to boost coverage and expand treatment for the uninsured. The state joins Washington and Massachusetts in offering a special sign-up period while the pandemic continues. During this crisis, i

The USDA's Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program provides grants to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations to create incentives for food stamp recipients to shop at farmers' markets and other fresh food outlets. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – There's more to be thankful for at farmers' markets this holiday season. In addition to making fresh, locally grown produce available to customers, farmers' markets are expanding and boosting programs to make healthy food options available to low-income individuals. Known fo

PHOTO: Anti-hunger groups say 42 percent of SNAP recipients in Maryland are children. Photo credit: Share Our Strength

BALTIMORE – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to strip $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. And anti-hunger groups say if the legislation becomes law, nearly 4 million people will be booted off food assistance ne

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