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PNS Daily News - July 15, 2020 


The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

2020Talks - July 15, 2020 


Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Public News Service - WA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Olympia, WA – As this year's Washington legislative session draws to a close today, it may be remembered as one of the "greenest" in history. Lawmakers have approved an ambitious package of bills that pave the way for setting limits on global warming pollution; providing for green-collar job t

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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