On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Food Security :: Access
Last updated: May 19 2018 02:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Alaska Native village of Kake defends their right to hunt 12.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The state of Alaska sues the Federal Subsistence Board for approving an emergency hunt for the Organized Village of Kake, despite the tribal community’s dire food shortage.
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Letters: Keeping a lifeline out for abuse victims (4/19/20) 26.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Keeping a lifeline out for abuse victims I am writing today to call your attention to a serious issue related to the COVID-19 health crisis: domestic violence. Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children in the United States.
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Franchises, trucking groups team up to ensure drivers keeping food on store shelves have places to eat 7.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
The country's commercial truck drivers are keeping shipments rolling to grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic to make sure people have food. With restaurants cutting back service, who's making sure truck drivers have places to eat out on the road?
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Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As a national movement for better access to menstrual products gains steam, “period equity” activists in Colorado are finding the path to change isn’t straight. Although Denver last summer repealed sales taxes on menstrual products and the state now requires supplies to be provided in prisons, an effort to repeal the statewide sales tax on the products failed. So, activists assemble supply kits to donate to those who need them.
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Letters: Nothing merry for the hungry; Let’s look at life expectancy in those Democratic cities (12/10/19) 11.12.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Nothing merry for the hungry Re: “688,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules,” Dec. 5 news story The Trump administration is proposing new work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP program, formerly called food stamps. This is a very bad public policy proposal. First, almost three-quarters of a million […]
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668,000 Americans will lose food stamp benefits under Trump’s new work rules 5.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.
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Two weeks before Thanksgiving, some Coloradans still can’t access food and medical benefits due to computer glitch 14.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
It’s been three months since the state implemented its new Colorado Benefits Management System, and some people still can’t access food and medical benefits.
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Pears are the unheralded stars of the fall fruit bounty. Here’s how to choose and use them. 26.10.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
It's been a couple of weeks since I had my last farmers market peach, and the transition always feels like a bit of a bummer. But my disappointment is lessened knowing pear season is ramping up. While buying any type of pears I could get my hands on for the photo above, I sampled my first Seckel pears of the year. Bliss! Peach who?
Can better broadband and big data save rural America? 21.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Independent farms need better internet to survive, let alone to compete with the large agriculture industry.
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Some Coloradans can’t access food and medical benefits due to glitches in new state system 5.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Glitches in a new computer system that manages benefits for low-income Colorado families have caused backlogs and long lines inside county offices as people struggle to get important medication, food assistance and even bus passes. The Governor’s Office of Information Technology, which has worked on the project for nearly two years, has said the revolutionary […]
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Proposed federal rule would end food assistance for 90,000 in Colorado 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Most estimates put the minimum needed to live comfortably in Denver at about $29 an hour, but some families earning less than half of that could be considered too wealthy for free school lunches and other food assistance if a new federal rule moves forward.
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Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change 18.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.
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Trump administration moves to end food stamps for 3 million people 23.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Trump administration is moving to end food stamp benefits for 3 million people with proposed new regulations curtailing the leeway of states to automatically enroll residents who receive welfare benefits.
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Conservative revolt over immigration sinks U.S. House farm bill 18.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country.
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One in five Denver residents are within a five-minute walk to fresh food, study finds 7.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Finding fresh food within easy walking distance in Denver takes more effort than in cities like New York or Philadelphia, but it is a whole lot easier than what residents of Colorado Springs and Oklahoma City face, according to a study from real estate brokerage Redfin.
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Zomato, Swiggy almost match investments in restaurants 7.3.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Denver’s expanding Modern Market restaurant group gobbled up by “seed-to-fork” private equity firm 27.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver-based Modern Market said Tuesday it agreed to be acquired by a Los Angeles private equity firm focusing on "seed-to-fork" food industry.
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Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care 13.2.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The budget that President Donald Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions.
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Advocates make argument for extending food stamps to pets 29.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Edward Johnston Jr. would rather give his dinner to his dog than watch the dog go hungry. That is why the 59-year-old Mississippi man is petitioning the Department of Agriculture to let him use food stamps on kibble and pet treats.
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Smart policies for redistribution 27.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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