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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2018 


As the DOJ tries a rare direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA, a new report says border patrol agents have been vandalizing water left for migrants; also, on today's rundown a labor dispute in Minnesota could affect Super Bowl week; and the Interior decision nears on sage-grouse plans.

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Public News Service - AZ: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOENIX - New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show poverty growing in Arizona. Last week, the bureau reported the state's poverty rate as second-highest in the nation behind Mississippi. Census figures this week show Arizonans increasingly depending on programs like AHCCCS (Access), the state's Med

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program along the Arizona-New Mexico border is moving into a new phase, with a program compensating ranchers for wolf-caused livestock losses being taken over by the federal government. Meanwhile, Craig Miller, Southwest representative with Defe

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona's anti-hunger agencies will get a boost starting this fall, as two paid national interns spend six months helping to increase awareness and participation in the food stamp program. Arizona Community Action Association director Cynthia Zwick says the recent college grads, kno

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Senate is expected to try again next week to restore extended jobless benefits that expired at the end of May. Unemployed Arizonans had been eligible to get checks for up to 99 weeks, but the limit is now 26 weeks without the federal aid. Tucson electrician Mark Estes has

PHOENIX - More than one million Arizonans are now using what used to be known as "food stamps" to purchase groceries for their families. Katie Kahle, program manager for the Arizona Community Action Association says enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has risen steadil

PHOENIX - Letter carriers across Arizona will be picking up and delivering more than the mail Saturday as they work to help end hunger. The effort, called Stamp Out Hunger, will collect non-perishable food items from mail routes and make the food available to local food banks. Ken Roberts, Branch

PHOENIX - Arizona's food banks are struggling to serve a record number of families seeking emergency food boxes. Despite distributing more than 1.1 million pounds of food every month, only 62 percent of the need is being met, according to an estimate from the Association of Arizona Food Banks. Gin

PHOENIX - Nearly one-in-seven Arizonans needed emergency food help last year, according to a new study. The report, from Feeding America, a nationwide alliance of 200 food banks, reports an 85-percent increase in emergency food assistance in the state since 2006; nearly double the national average.

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