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    PNS Daily News - November 26, 20150 

    Our Thanksgiving Day news features topics from around the globe including: the president tries to ease concerns of a holiday threat; there’s a reason to be especially thankful for the turkey on the table today; and the world set to make another record for the hottest year.

Public News Service - Idaho

A campaign to tax cigarettes more in order to lower college tuition costs in Idaho launches today. Credit:

BOISE, Idaho - A group calling itself Stop Tuition launches a petition drive today to put a measure on the ballot that would raise Idaho cigarette taxes $1.25 a pack, and use the money to send more kids to college. Supporters of the initiative note that tuition rates have soared in recen...Read More

Public News Service - ID

Coal vs. energy efficency and renewables is the topic for discussion at a public meeting in Boise on Thursday night. Credit: eyemark/iStock

BOISE, Idaho - Should Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington build more power plants, or rely more on energy efficiency and renewables? Issues like these will be addressed at a public hearing in Boise tomorrow night on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's 7th Regional Power Plan. The pla...Read More

Public News Service - ID

The 2015 World Vasectomy Day Campaign. Credit: Center for Biological Diversity

BOISE, Idaho - Today is World Vasectomy Day, and an environmental group wants men to consider, as they jokingly put it, "getting whacked for wildlife." It's a campaign to get people talking about a sensitive subject - in light of what some see as the planet's overpopulation and its environmental to...Read More

Public News Service - ID

Idaho schools got a progress report this week. Credit: Shrironosov/iStock

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho schools are making progress but they need more money. That's the word from the Governor's Task Force for Improving Education, which presented a progress report Wednesday in Boise. The meeting addressed goals set by the task force two years ago. Blake Youde is the chief communi...Read More

Public News Service - ID

Open enrollment for Your Health Idaho starts on Sunday. Cathy Yeulet/iStock

BOISE, Idaho – If you need health insurance, now's the time to sign up. The annual open enrollment for health coverage through the Your Health Idaho state exchange starts this Sunday and runs through the end of January. A Gallup survey earlier this year showed that 15.4 percent of Idahoans...Read More

Public News Service - ID

A two-day Climate Action Party and Rally is coming to Boise this weekend. Credit: Snake River Alliance

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho gets almost half of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, which emit greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. So today and Saturday, 12 environmental and community groups are throwing a big party and rally in Boise to spur action on the issue. Kelsey Jae Nun...Read More

Public News Service - ID

The College of Southern Idaho's Refugee Center program is the target of a protest march this Sunday. Credit: Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A so-called patriot group called the Idaho 3 Percent - or "III% Idaho" - will march at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls at noon on Sunday to protest a program there that has helped resettle refugees for the past 30 years. III% Idaho wants the program suspended. Accord...Read More

Public News Service - ID

Train loaded with coal. Credit: bsauter/iStock

BOISE, Idaho – Today is the last day to put in your two cents worth with the Public Utility Commission on when Idaho Power should retire its coal-fired power plants. The public comment period ends tonight on Idaho Power's latest 20-year plan, which it updates with the PUC every other year. ...Read More

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