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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - OR: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

About 10% of Oregon's population lives in neighborhoods considered difficult to count for the next census. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Food Bank is mobilizing its statewide network to ensure every Oregonian is counted in this year's census. This is the first time Oregon Food Bank is taking part in census outreach efforts. Rae Dunnaville, movement building manager with the organization, says they're in prim

About 688,000 people are expected to be affected by new rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Trump administration's new rule tightening work restrictions for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is drawing strong criticism from hunger-fighting groups. The finalized U.S. Department of Agriculture rule undoes the ability of states to issue waivers on the

More than 11% of Oregonians ages 10 to 17 are considered obese, according to the Trust for America's Health. (adrian_ilie825/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - To combat rising obesity rates among children, experts say healthy eating habits are key. One program aiming to put kids on track for healthier food choices is Food Roots in Tillamook County, which partners with six schools in the area. Its farm-to-school program manager, Rachel Pe

A proposed rule change from the USDA could mean 60,000 fewer Oregonians would receive SNAP benefits, potentially straining resources like food banks. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Anti-hunger advocates are pushing back against a Trump administration proposal that could kick more than three million people off food stamps. Under the current rule, qualified recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families are automatically enrolled in the Supplement

The Double Up Food Bucks program is available in roughly half of Oregon's farmers markets. (Farmers Market Fund)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A program that helps food-benefit recipients purchase fresh fruits and vegetables is set to expand with additional funding from Oregon. The Double Up Food Bucks program matches every dollar up to $5 or $10 spent at farmers markets for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progra

Last year, 70,000 kids in Oregon benefited from the Summer EBT program. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – One in five Oregon children is food insecure, and that insecurity skyrockets during the summer without access to nutritious meals at school. Summer hunger could be worse this year because of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to end the Summer Electronic Benefits Tr

One in eight Oregonians is food insecure, often relying on local food pantries for meals. (wittco.gmbh/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Anti-hunger advocates are hoping lawmakers will continue their investment in the state's food banks. The Oregon Hunger Response Fund invests in the state's 21 regional food banks' capacity to reach members of the community. Oregon Food Bank is seeking $4.2 million – the

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive brought in more than a million pounds of food in Oregon and Clark County, Wash., last year. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Letter carriers are set to deliver on the largest single-day food drive of the year. Tomorrow is the 27th annual "Stamp Out Hunger," when folks can leave nonperishable food items in bags or boxes near their mailboxes and their local letter carriers will pick them up. David N

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