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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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The University of Idaho developed BLOCK Fest in 2005 to harness the power of play in helping children learn. (Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children)

BOISE, Idaho - For young children, the building blocks of education could be just that - blocks. Groups are in Boise today meeting with lawmakers for Early Learning Day and also to tout the role that play has in teaching the youngest Idahoans. Brandi Nyhof, outreach coordinator for the Idaho Assoc ...Read More

A mining company wants to look for molybdenum and other minerals near the Boise River. (Natalieoutdoors/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service holds a meeting in Boise today on a proposed mining exploration project. Idaho CuMo Mining Corp., owned by a Canadian mining company, wants to look for molybdenum and other minerals in the Boise National Forest between Idaho City and Garden Valley. The plan ca ...Read More

State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, center, is co-sponsoring a bill to bring community solar development to New Mexico. (Conservation Voters New Mexico)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico legislators are considering a bill that would bring community solar development to the state and expand benefits to all residents - even renters, or households that have unsuitable roofs or lack financial resources for solar installations. The Community Solar Act, co-spo ...Read More

During the 2017-2018 school year, Nebraska Farm to School reported $2.7 million in total local food purchases. Products included melons, various vegetables, chicken and milk. (USDA)

LYONS, Neb. - Nebraskans spend $4.4 billion on food annually, but only 10 percent of that money is spent on food grown in the state, according to a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs and the Nebraska Food Council. Researchers tapped state and national data to create a comprehensive pictur ...Read More

Climate change will be a big topic when conservation groups meet today with Montana lawmakers in the Old Supreme Court Room at the State Capitol. (Martin Kraft/Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. - Groups are rallying in Helena today to push for action on climate change, wildlife, public lands and more. Two bills in their sights are designed to lay the groundwork for a clean-energy future. Senate Bill 189 would establish a carbon tax and use the money for property-tax relief. ...Read More

Democrats in the New Hampshire House are working to repeal the 100-hour-a-month work requirement for Medicaid beneficiaries before it takes effect. (Rep. Rebecca McWilliams/Facebook)

CONCORD, N.H. - People who receive Medicaid benefits in New Hampshire soon will have to prove they're working or volunteering at least 100 hours a month. But the idea of ending that requirement is making some headway in the Legislature. Backers of House Bill 690 want to repeal the work requirement ...Read More

Today, only six states have what is considered strongly protected access to reproductive health care. (Steve Rhodes/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Donald Trump painted a picture of unity in his State of the Union address, but when it comes to the state of reproductive rights, a new report reveals a sharp divide. In NARAL Pro-Choice America's annual report on reproductive health care, 2018 saw the most pro-choice leg ...Read More

Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a gas severance tax to raise revenue for infrastructure improvements in Pennsylvania. (Gov. Tom Wolf/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Budget analysts say the spending plan proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday points the way to a future that most Pennsylvanians want. The governor's budget would increase the state minimum wage to $12 an hour, increase funding for basic education, special education and pre-K, and r ...Read More

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