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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 

Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.

2020Talks - August 6, 2020 

Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - WA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is the new name of the USDA food stamp program.

CHELAN, Wash. - Food banks and other hunger-fighting groups in Washington are gearing up for another winter of record demand. Today and Friday they are meeting in Chelan to share ideas and learn more about how to advocate in Olympia and in Congress on behalf of themselves and their clients. Yvonne

PHOTO: Jubilee Biodynamic Farm, near Carnation, Wash. Photo courtesy Erick Haakenson.

CARNATION, Wash. – More than half the farmland in the Puget Sound area has been developed for other purposes since 1950 - and King County is trying a new approach to preserve what's left. This month, the county and the PCC Farmland Trust announced an agreement to work toward keeping future dev

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SEATTLE - Summertime is "hunger time" for far too many kids in Washington, according to local helping agencies. They are increasing the number of summer meal sites and making sure families know about them. Lauren McGowan with United Way says Washington ranks 40th in the nation when it comes to get

SEATTLE - Feeding yourself on a few dollars a day in Washington is no easy task, and in September, during Hunger Action Month, one way to confirm that is to take the "SNAP Challenge." Millions of low- or no-income Americans depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly kno

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. - It's like having a giant retail store that has to be put up and taken down in the same day. That's how Will O'Donnell describes a farmers market, and he should know. He's the manager of the Port Townsend Farmers Market, winner of this year's "Best Large Market" award from the

SEATTLE - While restaurants in some parts of the nation are just starting to add meatless meals to their menus one day a week for a "Meatless Monday" promotion, Washington has become home to one of the U.S.' largest percentages of vegetarians and vegans. The state's food preferences are creating ne

YAKIMA, Wash. - Fewer than one in 10 Washington kids from lower-income families takes advantage of free summer meals available in their area. The numbers are down almost 2 percent from last summer, a trend that concerns children's advocates. Claire Lane, food security manager with the nonprofit he

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Farmland is being swallowed up by development in parts of the Northwest, but some farmers are taking advantage of another option: a conservation easement that pays landowners to keep farming and ensures that when they retire, the next owners of the property will also farm. PCC

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