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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.

2020Talks - August 3, 2020 

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 - MI: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

LANSING, Mich. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that food insecurity - defined as a lack of resources to buy adequate food - did not rise from 2009 to 2010 in Michigan, despite big increases in poverty and unemployment. Roughly one Michigan resident in five, or nearly two m

LANSING, Mich. - Farmers Market Week is underway in Michigan, and with summer in full swing, the crowds have never been larger or the choices greater at the state's nearly 300 farmers markets. Thanks to a federal initiative called The Farmers Market Promotion Program, access to fresh, locally grown

LANSING, Mich. - Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are moving to improve school lunch programs, but are getting hung up on how to pay for it. The U.S. House is poised to vote on the Child Nutrition bill, which is expected to improve the quality of food at school cafeterias and out-of-school programs. Howeve

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan farmers are increasingly selling fresh fruits and vegetables to school lunch programs - which supporters say links K-12 students to agriculture, as well as provide access to less-processed, healthier food choices while boosting the local economy. Now the state's largest sch

LANSING, Mich. - Intentionally dumping poison into a body of water is not something that conservationists normally condone, let alone applaud. But when fisheries biologists poured 2,000 gallons of a highly-toxic chemical into a six-mile long sewage canal that leads to Lake Michigan to try to eradica

LANSING, Mich. - In Michigan households, the holidays often mean stockpiling pantries with food for special dinners and gatherings. However, this year the number of American families unable to put sufficient food on the table is at its highest level in more than a decade, according to a new report f

DETROIT - The saying goes, 'You are what you eat,' and a new survey shows major concern about where our food comes from and who's making sure it's safe. Erik Olson, the director of food and consumer safety for the Pew Health Group, says a Pew-commissioned survey of a thousand people nationwide show

Lansing, MI - Kids Count in Michigan reports the state's continuing economic downward slide is pushing hundreds of thousands of children into poverty. Child poverty in Michigan has climbed by 40 percent, and the report concludes that nearly one of every four children under age five is living in pove

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