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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2021 


A diverse group of supporters is speaking up for Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the U-S Bureau of Land Management; GOP sinks voting right measure.


2021Talks - June 23, 2021 


The White House kicks off a child tax credit promotional blitz, Senator Schumer will call for a debate on election reform, and New York City gives ranked voting a shot for its mayoral primary.

Public News Service - FL: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Connecticut, Maryland and Vermont all have banned the sale of neonicotinoids, bee-killing pesticide, according to Environment America. Florida has yet to do so, but the group hopes it also will take action in order to save the insect. (Adobe Stock)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Today is Earth Day, and environmental advocates are calling on citizens to do their part to save the bees. National agricultural statistics show the honeybee population has declined about 60% from 1947 to 2008. Malia Libby, Save the Bees conservation associate for Environment

No Kid Hungry Florida has provided more than $1.7 million in grants to 38 schools and organizations.  <br />(Centers for Disease Control/Rawpixel)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Some Florida kids are back in school, while others are doing virtual or hybrid learning. Groups fighting childhood hunger are working to ensure they all have access to school nutrition programs. One in five Florida children struggles with hunger, and many families rely on schoo

A well-maintained food garden yields a half-pound of produce per square foot per growing season, according to the National Gardening Association. (Pixabay)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As of today, Florida property owners can grow fresh produce in their yards without fear of local government restrictions. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 82 last week, which prohibits local governments from banning vegetable gardens on any part of a residential propert

As the movement to transform higher education grows in Florida, a new report reveals the extent of faculty poverty.  (Pixabay)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From skipping meals and having their utilities cut off to even delaying medical treatment, a survey of nearly 800 faculty members across Florida shows poverty is common among adjunct faculty at universities and colleges. The survey by the Service Employees International U

Long after the hurricanes have passed, hard work and hazards remain. Members of Florida's labor unions are pitching in to help. (Florida AFL-CIO)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Union workers from across the southern United States have collected basic essentials, including food and clothing, and are traveling throughout South Florida to share them in places affected by Hurricane Irma. The recovery process has slowed a bit as major disaster relief

More than 220,000 Florida children get food from summer nutrition programs, but that's only a fraction of those who need them. (Virginia Carter)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Across Florida, more schools, community centers and churches are serving summer meals for lower-income children, but the latest research says not enough families take advantage of these programs. The Food Research and Action Center says that's also the case nationwide.

More than one in five U.S. children live in poverty. (taliesin/morguefile)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but there's one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been o

Food banks across Florida are anticipating increased demand in the coming weeks, as changes to federal SNAP benefits take effect. (Maryhere/morguefile)

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MIAMI, Fla. - Adding to the pressure of the job search, many unemployed Floridians risk losing an important safety net if they can't find a job, enroll in school, or enter a job-training program. Florida is one of several states to reinstate time limits on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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