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PNS Daily Newscast - May 10, 2021 


Governor Ron DeSantis shuts the door on Florida's unemployment benefits, and as Montana gains a congressional seat, the focus turns to redistricting.


2021Talks - May 10, 2021 


Laura Rosbrow-Telem hosts her last newscast, focused on the policies most parents want, with thoughts from Child Care Aware Policy Chief Mario Cordona, and you'll hear Laura's son.

Public News Service - MD: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The number of Marylanders enrolled in the SNAP benefits program soared from 630,000 at the start of the year to almost 845,000 during the pandemic, a new report found. (Adobe stock)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland is experiencing a hunger crisis during the pandemic, and schools will need to reach out to more low-income children with school breakfast programs to at least help kids get food, according to two new reports. The first report shows a 400% increase in Maryland applicants t

The Capital Area Food Bank in Maryland is receiving a $400,000 grant this month. (Capital Area Food Bank)

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BALTIMORE -- Spurred by concern for supporting underserved communities battling the impact of COVID-19, UnitedHealthcare awarded $1 million to Maryland organizations to help the state's most vulnerable populations get through the pandemic. Eight community-based groups, including a food bank, a wom

Maryland's nascent oyster industry may not survive the pandemic, scientists say. (Chesapeake Bay Program)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With the U.S. seafood industry in an economic free fall during the pandemic, senators and advocacy groups are calling on Congress to help keep struggling fisheries from going under. Restaurant and market shutdowns are hitting Maryland's Chesapeake Bay fishers particularly hard, ac

The United Food and Commercial Workers union says it's crucial that all supermarket workers are able to be tested for the new coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With major grocery chains reporting their first COVID-19-related employee deaths, including one worker at a Giant food store in Maryland, labor unions are asking governors to upgrade these workers from "essential" to "first responders." The designation means guaranteed testing alo

New cooking classes in Baltimore help participants prepare healthy meals to reduce risk of diabetes. (Adobe stock)

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BALTIMORE — November is National Diabetes Month, and a new pilot program in East Baltimore is teaching an underserved community heart-healthy cooking as part of a Diabetes Prevention Program. The program aims to help patients lose weight to reduce their risk of diabetes. Studies show people

Despite living in one of the wealthiest states in the country, more than 650,000 Marylanders struggle with hunger. (Pixabay)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – People around the country are stepping up to to help fight hunger, including for the nearly 665,000 struggling with food insecurity in Maryland. September is Hunger Action Month. Throughout the month, Marylanders will have the opportunity to donate nonperishable items at Stat

Kids in Baltimore will need to be accompanied by an adult and will need their permission to order a sugary beverage. (Twenty20/Darby)

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BALTIMORE — Thanks to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday, Baltimore now is the biggest U.S. city - and the first on the East Coast - to prohibit restaurants from including sodas and sugary drinks on kids' menus. The ordinance, which was signed by Mayor Catherine Pugh earlier th

AARP Maryland, the AARP Foundation and REAL School Gardens partner to build an outdoor classroom for southwest Baltimore students. (REAL School Gardens)

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BALTIMORE – In southwest Baltimore, an empty schoolyard will be transformed into an outdoor classroom and learning garden to help students improve science, math, literacy and nutrition education. Thursday’s Big Dig garden-building event at James McHenry Elementary School will have more

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