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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2017 


Featured on our nationwide rundown; President Trump’s reported comments to a grieving military widow raising some eyebrows; we’ve got a breakdown on the impact of “Trumpcare” in states like Colorado; and a look back 50 years at Dow Chemical protests that turned violent in Wisconsin.

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Public News Service - VA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Despite White House claims to the contrary, new analysis finds the budget for federal safety-net programs at a historic low. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

RICHMOND, Va. – Even a 25-percent cut to SNAP - enough to leave thousands more in Virginia hungry - can't make the White House budget math add up, according to a new analysis. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says President Donald Trump's first budget would slash the Supplemental N

Virginia has one of the highest obesity rates for lower-income toddlers (ages 2 to 4) in the country. (The Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

RICHMOND, Va. – As Virginians get ready to celebrate one of the biggest eating days of the year, new research is sounding a cautionary dinner bell. The latest State of Obesity report showed two-thirds of Virginia adults are overweight or obese, as well as one in five children between the age

A new poll shows strong support for a state fund designed to bring grocery stores to Virginia food deserts. (American Heart Association)

RICHMOND, Va. – A new poll finds Virginia voters strongly support a state fund to help bring grocery stores to underserved communities. Allie Atkeson, campaign manager of the Voices for Healthy Kids program with the American Heart Association, says the program found voters are especially con

A provision proposed for the state budget aims to help bring healthy groceries to Virginia's food deserts. (American Heart Association)

RICHMOND, Va. - A provision proposed for the state budget could help finance healthy groceries for food deserts. More than 1.5 million Virginians, including nearly a half-million children, live in rural and urban areas with limited access to supermarkets. But the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund c

Oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay may be threatened by climate change. Credit: Krystle Chick/Chesapeake Bay Foundation

RICHMOND, Va. - Climate change may be a threat to one holiday favorite – oyster dressing. According to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, oyster reefs are on the front lines for damage from global climate change. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's oyster expert and senior scient

AARP is recruiting volunteers to pack one million meals for hungry seniors on the National Mall on Sept. 11. The Virginia AARP is kicking off a statewide food drive the same day. Graphic courtesy AARP.

RICHMOND, Va. – AARP is marking the 14th anniversary of 9/11 by feeding the hungry in Virginia and in the nation's capital. The Virginia AARP kicks off its 10-day statewide food drive on Friday, and the AARP Foundation is recruiting thousands of volunteers to pack one million meals on the Nat

PHOTO: While progress has been made nationally, Virginia saw a sight step back in the number of qualified, low-income children in summer feeding programs in the commonwealth in 2014. Photo courtesy of LetsMove.gov

RICHMOND, Va. - More low-income children across the country are being fed school-style lunches during the summertime, but that number is somewhat lower in Virginia than in previous years. According to LaTonya Reed, director of Virginia Hunger Solutions, Virginia has made progress over the last seve

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center says slightly more than 15 percent of Virginians risk going hungry and don't always have enough money for food. Photo courtesy of letsmove.gov.

RICHMOND, Va. - One Virginian in every seven risks going hungry, according to a new report, and that number is higher in some parts of the state. According to a new national analysis from the Food Research and Action Center, slightly more than 15 percent of Virginians live with food hardship. Seven

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