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    PNS Daily News - August 27, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; a television reporter and cameraman are fatally shot during a live television broadcast in Virginia; and a federal class action lawsuit claims thousands of non-English speaking parents in Philadelphia are being denied the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the special education process; and the wolf pack in back in California.

Public News Service - Idaho

PHOTO: Threats are swirling over accepting nuclear waste for research at the Idaho National Laboratory. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

BOISE, Idaho – A nuclear waste showdown between Idaho and the Department of Energy (DOE) has reached a new level. The DOE has informed the state that if it does not accept a small amount of spent fuel from two commercial plants soon, it will be sent somewhere for research – and that res...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: On the 80th anniversary of Social Security today, a new survey shows 80 percent of adults either rely on it now for retirement, or plan to. Photo credit: Pixabay

BOISE, Idaho - The 80th birthday of Social Security is today, and a new AARP survey shows that 80 percent of adults rely on, or plan to rely on, Social Security as a source of retirement income. AARP Idaho state president Tom Trail said it's not surprising, and it's tied to equally strong views on ...Read More

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Eight-year-old Josie Roll of Moscow, Idaho, recently went to Washington, D.C., to see her winning healthy recipe served at a White House dinner. Photo provided by Kate Roll.

MOSCOW, Idaho - It isn't every kid who gets to eat dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., but an Idaho eight-year-old girl not only did that she also got to see a recipe she helped create served as one of the options. Josie Roll of Moscow's "Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomat...Read More

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PHOTO: A wilderness designation based on more than 40 years of history will soon become law. The U.S. Senate approved the Boulder-White Clouds wilderness bill (H.R. 1138/S. 583) on Tuesday. Photo of the Boulder Mountains courtesy U.S. Forest Service

BOISE, Idaho - What once was a highly controversial idea - wilderness designation for the Boulder-White Clouds region - is about to become law. The U.S. Senate approved the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Addition Act on Tuesday, an idea based on conservation ethics that...Read More

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PHOTO: Gov. Butch Otter has proclaimed this week National Farmers Market Awareness Week in the Gem State. Idaho has dozens of markets around the state, and even mobile food markets in some cities. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho – This week marks National Farmers Market Week in Idaho, as proclaimed by Governor Butch Otter. One goal of the week is to highlight the role markets play in local economies by keeping money in communities and strengthening local food systems. Ariel Agenbroad with University of ...Read More

Public News Service - ID

PHOTO: A new survey shows a majority of voters of all political stripes like the idea of preserving sagebrush landscapes where greater sage-grouse reside. Photo credit: Thomas G. Barnes/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BOISE, Idaho – Westerners have a soft spot for greater sage-grouse, according to a poll released today. A majority of voters surveyed in counties home to sage-grouse support plans to conserve sagebrush habitat, even if it includes some restrictions on energy development. Pollster Danny Frank...Read More

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PHOTO: About 11,000 Idaho grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and according to the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, many are having a tough time stretching food budgets. Photo credit:

BOISE, Idaho – Retirement planning doesn't usually include preparing for the expenses of raising children – but that's the scenario for about 11,000 Idaho grandparents, according to the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force. Figures from the task force indicate 14 percent of those seniors are a...Read More

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Photo: The latest Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act may provide confidence in the system, but there are still nearly 80,000 Idahoans who don't quality or can't afford the coverage. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a key component of the Affordable Care Act - the legality of payment subsidies in certain situations. Seventy-six thousand Idahoans have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, yet there are 78,000 who don't qualify for...Read More

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