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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - UT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Utah's agricultural community would probably be a lot more thankful this holiday season if Congress would pass a new Farm Bill. Photo courtesy Utah Farmers Union.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's agricultural community would probably be a lot more thankful this holiday season if Congress would pass a new Farm Bill. Kent Bushman, president, Utah Farmers Union, said farmers throughout the state are feeling a great sense of uncertainty. No Farm Bill means crop insurance

PHOTO: Dressing up like a turkey or a pilgrim and running ten kilometers is exactly what many folks in Salt Lake City have planned for Thanksgiving Day. Photo courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - Dressing up like a turkey or a pilgrim and running 10 kilometers is exactly what many folks in Salt Lake City have planned for Thanksgiving Day. Nearly 5,000 people are registered for the Utah Food Bank's eighth annual Utah Human Race. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes w

PHOTO: There is greater need to fund Utah's hungry this holiday season due to the government shutdown, according to Catholic Community Services of Utah. Photo courtesy of Catholic Community Services of Utah.

OGDEN, Utah – There is greater need to feed Utah's hungry this holiday season due to the recent federal government shutdown, according to Danielle Stamos, public relations and marketing coordinator of Catholic Community Services of Utah. The organization operates the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Ba

PHOTO: Putting food on the table has become an unexpected challenge for furloughed IRS workers in Ogden. They're among the recent clients at a local food bank. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

OGDEN, Utah - Employees furloughed from the Internal Revenue Service office in Odgen are showing the impact of the government shutdown by showing up at a local food bank. Marcie Valdez, director of the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, said the agency has helped at least 70 families of furloughed federa

PHOTO: The Utah Farmer's Union calls congressional delay in passing a new Farm Bill

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Farmers Union is growing concerned that Congress, in letting the already-extended Farm Bill expire at the end of September, could hurt farmers in Utah and around the country. Utah Farmers Union vice president Ron Stratford called the Farm Bill lapse "ridiculous," and sai

PHOTO: One in five Utah elementary school students is overweight. Children in Utah and around the U.S. are the focus of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Image courtesy Utah Education Assn.

SALT LAKE CITY - Children in Utah and elsewhere are the focus of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The effort attempts to shine a light on what some health and medical experts have called an "epidemic." According to the National Childhood Obesity Awareness website, more than 23 million c

PHOTO: A volunteer stocks shelves at one of the Utah Food Bank's partner food pantries around the state. Courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - It can be hard to beat your own fund-raising record, but AARP Utah says it will try this month. The organization is asking its 211,000 members statewide to donate to the Utah Food Bank in September, and it will match the first $8,500 in donations. Last year, a similar fund drive rai

PHOTO: Only 12 out of 100 children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year in Utah also receive summer meals. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

SALT LAKE CITY - Fewer Utah families are taking advantage of free summer meals available for their children. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) said 166,000 Utah children get free or reduced-price lunches at school, but fewer than 20,000 receive the free summer meals. One d

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