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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - UT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: More than 163,000 children in Utah receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. But in the summer, that number drops to less than 19,000. Efforts are under way to change that. Photo courtesy letsmove.gov.

SALT LAKE CITY - Several organizations are to gather today with the goal of getting more Utah children involved with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program. Marti Woolford, a child nutrition advocate with Utahns Against Hunger is among those participating in a kick-off at

PHOTO: The economy appears to be getting better in Utah, which could actually hurt efforts to help those living at the bottom of the economic ladder. Photo courtesy of the Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY – The economy appears to be getting better in Utah, which actually could hurt efforts to help those living at the bottom of the economic ladder. Ginette Bott, chief development officer with the Utah Food Bank, says people may donate less money to organizations such as hers bec

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

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