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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - UT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

PHOTO: The $38,000 raised by AARP Utah members will stock a lot of food boxes for needy Utahns.

SALT LAKE CITY - AARP Utah, planning to make an $8,000 donation to the Utah Food Bank, decided to ask its members to match that amount. Donations poured in from across the state, averaging $50 apiece. Danny Harris, advocacy director with AARP Utah, says they far exceeded the goal, raising a whopping

PHOTO: Kids eating lunch in a park. Credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY - The "Hungry for Happiness" truck is in Salt Lake City today today through Wednesday to feed kids and promote the importance of summer nutrition for children. It's a public-private partnership to try to close the gap between the number of Utah children who access free or reduced-pric

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