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    PNS Daily News - May 25, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; On this Memorial Day, President Obama is honoring the many Americans who paid the ultimate price in service to their country; Memorial Day can also mark the start of summer, which can mean more drownings, we’ll have a report out of Arizona, on National Drowning Prevention Month; and a report on a possible political debate at Centre College in Kentucky.

Public News Service - Idaho

PHOTO: Idaho receives kudos in a new report that grades states on their rates of placing children in foster or next-of-kin families instead of group homes, when children have to be removed from their families.

BOISE, Idaho – A 92 percent is a good grade, but there's still room for improvement. Idaho is one of the nation's leaders in making sure kids in the care of the child welfare system are placed in family settings - not group homes or institutions - with only about 100 kids statewide still in ne...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: The Idaho Legislature meets in a special session today to consider a bill that would bring Idaho into compliance on child-support enforcement standards. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - A North Idaho mom says she has her fingers crossed today, as the Idaho Legislature meets in a special session to consider a bill that would bring Idaho into compliance on child-support enforcement standards. It's legislation that affects nearly one in four Idaho kids, according to ...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: AARP Idaho has started an online petition about preserving Idaho's child support enforcement program. Photo credit: palichka/pixabay.com

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho legislators are scheduled to be back in town May 18 for a special session called by Gov. Butch Otter to address legislation to bring state code regarding child support enforcement up to standards. Without the change, more than $200 million in support payments are at risk...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: There's a lot to see and a lot of country to cover in the Owyhee Canyonlands, and a new group of outdoor enthusiasts based in Ontario, Ore., is committed to doing just that. Photo courtesy of BLM.

ONTARIO, Ore. - A new friends group in Oregon is dedicating time and sharing enthusiasm for the Owyhee Canyonlands. Friends of the Owyhee is part of an informal network of volunteers. Tim Davis of Ontario, who founded the Owyhee friends group, said he's inspired by the beauty and solitude of the va...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: Forest restoration collaborations are taking place at more than two dozen sites around Idaho. Local stakeholders help the U.S. Forest Service decide about timber harvest, recreation and wildlife habitat. Photo of the Rainbow Lake region in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests by Mike Hayes.

BOISE, Idaho - Transferring control of public lands has been a hot-button topic throughout the West - and recently in Congress. Legislation seeking state control of federal public lands didn't succeed in Idaho this year, but it's expected bills will surface again. Holly Endersby, Idaho chapter repr...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing today about the renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. A collaboration spanning the Idaho-Montana border is hoping to secure LWCF money for conservation along the High Divide, which includes part of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

LEADORE, Idaho - The expiration date is approaching quickly for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has brought millions of dollars to Idaho in the past 50 years. The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is taking up the topic today. Michael Whitfield, executive director of t...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: About 200 people gathered on the Capitol steps in Boise to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month in Idaho yesterday. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Law enforcement officers, students and social workers were among the 200 people who kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month on the Capitol steps in Boise on Wednesday. Speakers described the topic as one that's traditionally been painful to bring up, but which needs to be discussed t...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: A new report takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the country and finds that Idaho is in the middle of the pack when it comes to employment opportunities for college graduates. Photo credit: nrjfalcon1/pixabay.com

BOISE, Idaho - College graduates searching for jobs in Idaho are most likely to find success in office, sales and retail, according to a new report that takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the nation. Idaho is ranked in the middle of the pack overall. Dr. Tony Carnevale, lead autho...Read More

Public News Service - ID

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