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    PNS Daily News - April 24, 20150 


    Featured on our Friday rundown: President Obama apologizes for a drone strike; the push for an equal voice for crime victims; a battle brewing over public lands in the Southwest; and as we head towards Mother’s Day—a look at how the story telling movement aims to lift up women.

Public News Service - Idaho

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

PHOTO: Better treatment of Idaho farmworkers and recognition of their importance in the food system are part of the National Farmworker Awareness campaign. Photo credit: Brian Prechtel, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

CALDWELL, Idaho - Farm-to-school programs and buying local food are popular trends in Idaho, and the route those foods take to get to the plate are being highlighted for National Farmworker Awareness - a spring campaign that coincides with crop planting. Migrant and seasonal workers are key for pla...Read More

Public News Service - ID

GRAPH: The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy has analyzed a tax bill being considered by lawmakers, and says 80 percent of Idahoans would be paying higher taxes. Graph provided by Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

BOISE, Idaho - No more sales tax on food, a higher gas tax and a flat income-tax rate are all part of a proposal the Idaho Legislature is expected to take up this week and it's predicted lawmakers will wrap up the session by Friday. Lauren Necochea, director at the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy,...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: The Strengthening Families Training Institute gets underway today in Boise for two days of sharing tools to protect children from abuse and neglect. Photo credit: Pixabay.com.

BOISE, Idaho - Child abuse and neglect prevention, and healing for the abused are the focus of the Strengthening Families Training Institute, which gets underway Tuesday at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center for two days of sharing tools to protect children and families. Pat Stanislaski, directo...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: Conservation groups have filed an objection to drilling plans designed to validate mining claims at the Golden Hand Mine in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

BOISE, Idaho - A plan to allow dump trucks, bulldozers, new roads and drilling rigs into the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness has led to several conservation groups filing an objection. American Independence Mines and Minerals wants to work a claim at the old Golden Hand mine to validate ...Read More

Public News Service - ID

GRAPH: An analysis from Idaho Voices for Children shows how much is at stake for state and local budgets in extending Medicaid insurance to the thousands without health coverage. Graphic credit: Idaho Voices for Children.

BOISE, Idaho - Doing nothing comes with a price tag of $653 million for Idaho. A new report from Idaho Voices for Children adds up the economic impact of the Legislature's inaction on the Healthy Idaho Plan. The plan was recommended by the governor's Medicaid Redesign Workgroup as a public-private...Read More

Public News Service - ID

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