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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2017 


Families across the nation are still waiting for children's health insurance funding; also on our nationwide rundown, Aztec High School in New Mexico remains closed following a deadly shooting; plus a look at how politics figure into most companies' marketing strategies.

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Public News Service - CT: Philanthropy

PHOTO: Consumer advocates suggest if you want to get the most bang for your buck with your charitable donations in 2015, you should first do some homework. Credit: M. Clifford

HARTFORD, Conn. - Now that 2015 has arrived, some people are making decisions about how to get the most bang for their buck with their charitable contributions in the new year. Local advocates suggest you do some research before you donate. Jackie MacKnight, director of community relations for th

HARTFORD, Conn. - With Thanksgiving around the corner, scores of communities are banding together this weekend to make sure Foodshare can provide turkeys for Connecticut families in need. It's a tall order, with nearly 20,000 people asking for Foodshare's help and the cost of a meal up about 13 per

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Planned Parenthood has faced serious challenges in the past year to both its funding and its mission. Tonight at a fundraising gala, the Southern New England chapter is celebrating the life of one of its Connecticut heroines, says the organization's vice president of development,

HEBRON, Conn. - The Thanksgiving season is a time when many people across Connecticut give to food pantries, but what happens when the leftovers are long gone? A program that kicks off today is designed to make sure the hungry have a Thanksgiving dinner and food long after the holiday is a distant m

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - One of Connecticut's best-known charitable organizations has been spending more on a divisive political issue than on some of the social service programs it's built its name on. An investigation of the New Haven-based Knights of Columbus, by the Washington Independent, probed wher

HARTFORD, Conn. - The severe recession of the last two years, with rising unemployment and rates of home foreclosures, finds more Connecticut residents using emergency food pantries in the suburbs and small towns than in the inner cities, according to the most recent data from the state's two food b

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Over the past ten years, Connecticut has risen from mediocrity to star status on the issue of dental care for children. It's one of only six states to earn top ranking in a study released today by the Pew Center on the States. The study finds that nationally one child in five la

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