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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

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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