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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

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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