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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - NY: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

New York, NY — Unemployment benefits are running out for tens of thousands of New Yorkers this week, leaving them scrambling to pay their bills. Most have been out of work for at least 11 months, according to Andrew Stettner, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project. And, because

Albany, NY — Governor David Paterson delivers his State of the State message today and critics charge the governor will try to solve the state's budget problems at the expense of impoverished seniors and people with disabilities. They say the cuts won't come close to solving the budget mess, b

New York, NY — The recession has pushed another 500,000 children into poverty, with New York ranking third in the nation for the largest number of poor children. That's according to the new State of America’s Children 2008 report from the Children's Defense Fund(CDF). The Reverend Emma

New York, NY — The nation's financial problems are growing...and that's reflected in the number of middle-class New Yorkers needing help to put food on the table. Randi Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest, says local demand for food help is so great that many New York food pantries no

New York, NY — It is being cited as the "forgotten issue" that affects 13 million American kids. With just hours to go, as candidates scramble to turn out the vote, an issue hanging over the heads of one out of every five New York children has gone missing. That issue is poverty, according to

New York, NY — "You helped Wall Street - now, how about the states?" That's essentially the message Governor David Paterson has delivered to Congress this week. He he testified before the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, recommending a stimulus package to help states meet their bu

Riverhead, NY - Weather forecasters are predicting lows in the 20s for Long Island during the first few weeks of April. Because that could mean hard times for the unsheltered, a Long Island homeless service organization is announcing an emergency program today that will keep its clients warm, fed an

Southhampton, NY - A solution has been found that will allow a Long Island church to continue hosting a homeless shelter after some parents expressed concern about its coexistence with a pre-kindergarten. Beginning this weekend, overnight shelter and food for the homeless will again be offered at So

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