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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - October 1, 2020 


Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says it plans to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Public News Service - NY: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Turn Up! Fight Hunger and No Kid Hungry plan to provide 1 billion meals to kids living with hunger over five years. (Halfpoint / Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- With schools closed, many children who depend on free meals at school could be missing out, so children's advocates are partnering with a major media outlet to help ensure kids get the meals they need. Turn Up! Fight Hunger is a partnership of The No Kid Hungry campaign and Discovery.

Half of New York City public-school families report reducing the size or frequency of kids' meals. (Trailbomber/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- New York parents of children who have missed out on free meals at school because of the COVID pandemic are receiving food assistance in the form of electronic benefit transfer cards. Families receiving SNAP benefits or Medicaid should have already received food assistance added to thei

The Pandemic-EBT program provides $5.25 for food per day for each eligible child.  (shintartany/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Families with children who were receiving free meals at school will be getting extra money for food while schools are closed. The second federal stimulus package passed by Congress included a Pandemic EBT plan to supplement food assistance for eligible families with children to replace

Every dollar spent on SNAP generates $1.80 in economic activity. (pixelrobot/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Hunger advocates say strengthening SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is vital to protecting against increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the White House is going the wrong way. With businesses shutting down across the country to stop the spread of the coronavi

Many parents aren't aware of free school breakfast, after-school and summer meal programs. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A leading child nutrition program has joined forces with a major media platform to fight child hunger. One-in-six children in New York is food insecure. That's more than 730,000 children. But many parents can't access or aren't aware of school breakfast, after-school supper and summe

Three separate court rulings last week blocked federal efforts to step up immigrant detentions and deportations. (JP Photography/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Unionized workers in New York are praising three recent court rulings that uphold the rights of immigrants. In three separate rulings last Friday, federal judges blocked the Trump administration's attempt to detain immigrant children indefinitely and issued a preliminary injunction

From the foothills of the Adirondacks to New York Harbor, Hudson River fish still are contaminated with PCBs. (rabbit75_fot/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Environmentalists are calling the state of New York's lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency a "move toward environmental justice." The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the EPA broke the law by issuing General Electric Company a certificate of completion for its remov

The average SNAP benefit now equals $1.36 per meal. (photo: USDA)

NEW YORK – The Farm Bill passed by Congress last week did not include major cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), but food security advocates say the bill falls short of meeting nutritional needs. The House version of the Farm Bill had included new work requirements f

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