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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - UT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Boy Scouts across Utah will be collecting food Saturday in an annual effort that netted 1.6 million pounds of food last year. Photo courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - Thousands of Boy Scouts and volunteers are collecting food Saturday in an annual event that will likely provide more than 1 million meals for people in Utah. The Utah Food Bank operates the "Scouting for Food" event each year in partnership with more than 130 food pantries and agen

PHOTO: Working with parents and children together, rather than separately, may help advance efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah and across the nation. That's the finding of a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Utah Department of Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - Efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah may advance if policymakers focus on a two-generation approach that involves parents and children. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director with Voices for Utah Children, says

PHOTO: As part of September's Hunger Action Month, the Utah Food Bank is hoping to collect one mile of food donations in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

SALT LAKE CITY - As part of Hunger Action Month in September, Utah Food Bank organizers are hoping to collect a mile of food on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Ginette Bott, chief development officer at the Utah Food Bank, is coordinating the annual Beat Hunger by a Mile event. "We kick off the mornin

PHOTO: National Farmers Market Week is being celebrated in Utah and across the U.S. this week. The initiative is designed to promote the abundance of fresh foods available to consumers, and the economic benefit to farmers. Photo courtesy of the Utah State Law Library.

SALT LAKE CITY - From Logan to St. George, the variety of fresh foods for consumers and millions of dollars annually for Utah farmers are being promoted this week in Utah during National Farmers Market Week. Larry Lewis with the state Department of Agriculture says Utahns spent nearly $16 million i

PHOTO: Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis says Utah and all of the U.S. have a moral obligation to care for the tens of thousands of undocumented children arriving along the nation's southern border until their immigration status is determined. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert and state faith leaders to support efforts to temporarily house and care for 1,000 undocumented children in Utah. Dabakis says he was motivated to take action after Herbert was among several Republican governors who sen

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

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