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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - OR: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

Despite an improving economy, anti-hunger advocates say hunger is a

SALEM, Ore. – Hunger-relief advocates are gathering in Salem today to urge lawmakers to root out hunger in Oregon. Hundreds of folks from food banks across the state are expected to travel to the capital for Hunger Response Day. Phillip Kennedy-Wong, public policy advocate with Oregon Food Ba

While food pantries help thousands of Oregonians, Oregon Food Bank notes that SNAP feeds 12 times more people than pantries do. (Lance Cheung/USDA)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The federal government's proposed changes to food assistance eligibility has hunger fighting groups across the nation concerned. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to take away states' ability to issue waivers suspending the three-month limit over three years for the S

The six-week Cooking Matters course in Portland helps people prepare homemade meals. (Autumn Akers/CareOregon)

MEDFORD, Ore. — The doctor's office plays an important role in health care, but life outside of that office is most significant to a person's health overall. That's why organizations across Oregon are integrating other services into care. La Clinica Wellness Center in Medford is as much a co

About half of Oregon SNAP recipients' benefits ran out very early in February, because they'd been delivered two weeks early due to the government shutdown. (kelycuba13/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Federal food benefits are going out to everyone who typically receives them today, bringing relief to folks across the country who got last month's assistance early during the government shutdown. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dollars for February were dist

Oregon could become the first state to stabilize housing prices through an annual cap on rent increases. (axel.bueckert/Twenty20)

SALEM, Ore. - A statewide measure to address the housing crisis is soaring through the Oregon Legislature. The first-of-its-kind proposal would cap rent increases at no more than 7 percent plus the inflation rate per year, and ban no-cause evictions for tenants who have lived in a building for a ye

More people might rely on food pantries and charitable groups if a work requirement proposal for SNAP is approved. (Compassion Connect/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hunger-fighting groups thought a work requirement for food stamp recipients was dead after it was taken out of the Farm Bill. But the Trump administration has revived it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed to undo states' ability to issue waivers on the three-month

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