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    PNS Daily News - January 30, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; the Keystone Pipeline Bill could be on President Obama’s desk by next week for an expected veto; the U.S. Senate on the verge of addressing veteran suicide—and Super Bowl Sunday safety tips—why you should know your TV tipping point.

Public News Service - Idaho

PHOTO: Federal approval for the killing of up to 15 grizzly bears in two areas of northwestern Wyoming is going too far, according to a planned lawsuit to protect the grizzlies. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

BOISE, Idaho - Federal approval for the killing of up to 15 grizzly bears in two areas of northwestern Wyoming near the Idaho border is going too far according to a planned lawsuit to protect the grizzlies. Bonnie Rice, Northern Rockies senior representative with the Sierra Club, one of the group...Read More

Public News Service - ID

GRAPHIC: A report from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy recommends that tax breaks, which will cost the state $2.4 billion this year, be reviewed on a regular basis. Chart courtesy of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

BOISE, Idaho - The 136 tax breaks on the books in Idaho should be reviewed, according to a new report. Using state numbers, the study from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy estimated that $2.4 billion in tax breaks will be granted this year. Center director Lauren Necochea said many other states a...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: A "Get Loud for the Clouds" rally will greet President Obama in Boise today when he arrives to speak at Boise State University, by those who want him to designation a national monument in the Boulder-White Clouds. Photo credit: Fredlyfish4, English language Wikipedia.

BOISE, Idaho - Several rallies and demonstrations are planned today in Boise as President Obama speaks on the Boise State University campus. One of those events is "Get Loud for the Clouds," organized by those who want the president to create a national monument in the Boulder-White Clouds. "It wou...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: A proposal to increase Idaho's minimum wage by $2.50 over two years is expected to be introduced in the Legislature. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BOISE, Idaho - Advocates for boosting Idaho's minimum wage say they're trying again in the state Legislature. "Lift Up Idaho," a coalition pushing for a minimum wage increase, is made up of a variety of nonprofits, charities and religious organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwe...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: The Idaho Conservation League is exploring ways to protect pets and non-target species getting caught in traps. Trapping has become more popular in Idaho because of demand for fur from Asia, with bobcat pelts bringing around $400. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BOISE, Idaho - The fur business is good in Idaho. The number of licenses issued for trapping fur-bearing animals has doubled in five years, according to Idaho Fish and Game. But those traps have also caught dogs and even threatened species. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has required a new mand...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: A new project in the Coeur d’Alene area will help families with children make healthier food choices, with nutrition training, recipes, and groceries to prepare the recipes. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - New Year's resolutions often focus on food - usually making "healthier food choices." Those choices can be tough when families have limited food budgets, so a new project in the Coeur d'Alene area will help families with children discover ways to focus on nutrition and taste w...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: Party hosts should not hesitate to intervene to prevent a guest from driving while drunk. That's the message to Idahoans from MADD. Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation.

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho law enforcement agencies have stepped up Driving Under the Influence patrols this month. Ninety-six people died in drunk-driving crashes last year, a 32 percent increase over the year before and impaired driving incidents tend to spike during the last weeks of the year. Jan W...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: CEOs of a dozen venture capital firms say the solitude and recreation available on public land can be viewed as economic opportunities to attract new business to the West. Photo of the Boulder-White Clouds region courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

BOISE, Idaho — A dozen leaders of venture capital and investment firms say they think the United States should be "investing" in protecting more public land. Members of the new "Conservation for Economic Growth Coalition" say they'll encourage Congress and the president to expand national par...Read More

Public News Service - ID

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