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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2021 


President Biden just signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday; and the first tropical storm system is forecast to make landfall in U.S. by end of the week.


2021Talks - June 18, 2021 


The U.S. marks a new national holiday; Republicans reject Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform compromise; and U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare but strikes a blow to equal rights.

Public News Service - CT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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Summer's almost here, and kids who get free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches during the school year still need to eat. A little-known federal program makes that possible. The Summer Food Service Program operates at almost 500 sites around Connecticut. Some are set up at existing programs, w

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HARTFORD, Conn. - New data show Connecticut's community action agencies have successfully put federal stimulus money to work, both in creating jobs and in providing essential services to those most impacted by the recession. Using more than $5 million in stimulus funds, the agencies have created mor

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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

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, in part because they are at least twice as likely to not have health insurance. During the eighth annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, starting today and sponsored by the Nat

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Groups working to stop hunger in Connecticut are challenging those of us who generally have plenty to eat. Foodshare is encouraging Nutmeggers to join the SNAP into Action Against Hunger Challenge in March, urging residents to try living on three dollars a day for food - the allo

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HARTFORD, Conn. - One year ago this week, Americans were scouring their pantries to clear out peanut products after salmonella-tainted peanut butter was linked to nine deaths and more than 700 illnesses, including about 10 people sickened in Connecticut. Promises were made at the time to strengthen

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Connecticut is late to the table when it comes to serving school breakfast. The new "School Breakfast Scorecard" compiled by the Food Research and Action Center shows that, while the number of children participating in the School Breakfast Program is up by about three percent in

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NORWALK, Conn. - Many economists claim the recession is over, but those on the front lines helping Connecticut families aren't seeing the evidence yet. Community Action Agencies in the state are still seeing record numbers of people needing help with heat, hunger, health and homelessness. Joe Mann,

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