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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - WA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Kent, WA – Today is "Hunger Action Day" at the Washington Legislature, and the focus is feeding the state's poorest kids at school. Last year, a co-payment of 40 cents was eliminated for kids' lunches in grades K through 3, and school cafeterias have seen a sharp increase in the number of meal

Spokane, WA/Washington, DC – Farmers aren't the only ones watching the U.S. Senate debate the next Farm Bill this week. Children's advocates and local food banks are hoping the state will receive more farm commodities to fill food bank shelves. For the past five years, Washington food banks ha

It's hard enough for middle-class families to put food on the table, but in Washington, the half-million people who need food stamps to make ends meet are finding it almost impossible. A new study of food stamps' actual buying power in our state shows it has decreased 11 percent in the past 10 year

Olympia, WA - More low-income kids are eating breakfast at school these days in Washington, and children's advocates say that's a good thing. They used to have to pay a small fee, and for some, it meant the difference between eating or not. However, this is the first year the State of Washington has

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