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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Mariah Walton, whose parents denied her medical care, stars in several TV commercials, part of the 'Let Them Live' campaign. (Protect Idaho Kids)

BOISE, Idaho - A series of commercials begin airing this week as part of the 'Let Them Live' campaign to repeal exemptions to child abuse laws that allow faith-healing groups to deny their children medical care. The exemptions, put in place in 1974, shield from prosecution parents whose religious

Today is Disability Awareness Day at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise. (jorgen mac/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - Today is Disability, Awareness Day and advocates are holding their fifth annual informational fair in the Capitol building in Boise. The idea is to educate lawmakers on issues affecting people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Carlyann McLaren, Awareness Day Committ

PHOTO: The keynote speaker today at Edufest in Boise is Temple Grandin, Ph.D. She is considered the most well-known person in America with autism, and she'll focus on connecting with kids who are considered gifted, as well as having a disability. Photo credit: TED 2010.

BOISE, Idaho - Parents and educators from throughout the Northwest are in Boise for the "Edufest" gifted and talented education conference. Those attending will learn about ways to motivate students and offer differentiation in the classroom - even under Common Core guidelines. Today's keynote spea

Based on an alternative budget from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, the Gem State could end up with $35 million for Medicaid by shifting some funding decisions.  Image courtesy of Pfc. Jahn R. Kuiper

BOISE, Idaho – The cutting has gone too far in Idaho, and it's time for restoration. That's the message in Steps to Rebuild Medicaid from disability rights groups. They want legislators to take a close look at how cuts have affected children and families. For example, some parents of chi

GRAPHIC: The governor's proposed budget has received a makeover by groups interested in improving public schools. The bottom line is that the state can restore some budget cuts to schools, as well as give public employees meaningful pay raises, without raising taxes. Courtesy ICFP

BOISE, Idaho – The governor's proposed budget has received a makeover by groups interested in improving public schools. The bottom line, the groups contend, is that the state can restore some budget cuts to schools, as well as give public employees meaningful pay raises, without raising taxe

PHOTO: AARP Idaho State Director Mark Estess says a new report on what Social Security means for Idaho's economy underscores AARP's mission to

BOISE, Idaho - Social Security benefits are worth nearly double once they travel through the economy in Idaho, according to a new "follow the money" report. Every Social Security dollar grows in value when it is spent locally on goods and services, the AARP report found, with each $1 benefiting the

BOISE, Idaho - Several new studies have been released to mark April's Autism Awareness Month - focusing on prenatal exposures, diet and prevalence of the disorder. One of every 88 children in Idaho has some form of autism, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

BOISE, Idaho A lot of questions about Idaho's budget situation need answers. That's the starting point for a new coalition, Idahoans for Balanced Fiscal Policy, that will explore the state's tax structure, tax loopholes, tax breaks, poor job growth and other economic factors that hit the pocketbooks

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