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PNS Daily Newscast - May 18, 2018 


Giuliani says Trump will likely start preparing for a sit-down with Robert Mueller. Also on the rundown: A new report says SNAP changes would require a massive expansion of bureaucracy; and in the West, there's a win for sage grouse.

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More than 20 million adults and children are exploited as sex slaves worldwide. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

GARDEN CITY, Idaho - Sex trafficking isn't just an issue in other parts of the world; it's going on in Idahoans' backyards. But there's growing interest in the Gem State to fight back. The Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition on Tuesday will host a community event called "Sex Slaves in Idaho Hide in Pl

Idaho could be poised to join 28 other states with a law that prevents domestic abusers from buying or possessing a firearm. (cifraser1/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho — A bill introduced in the Idaho House could reduce gun violence in domestic abuse situations. House Bill 585 would make it a misdemeanor for people who have been convicted of domestic violence within the past two years to buy or possess a firearm. Federally, it is illegal for p

Some Idaho school districts provide sexual abuse training. (Pexels/PIxabay)

BOISE, Idaho – Stories of sexual assault against children have been in the news recently in Idaho and nationwide, including details of allegations against former state Rep. Brandon Hixon since his suicide earlier this month. Nationally, the former physician for the USA gymnastics team, Dr. L

Idaho ranks high in terms of having supportive families and communities, which are key protective measures for children who have experienced trauma. (Idaho Air National Guard/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – A staggering number of children in Idaho have experienced at least one traumatic event, according to a new report. But the same report says the Gem State has a strong network of supportive families and neighborhoods to push back against this problem. In Idaho, nearly 51 percen

Sometimes a fist bump can suffice for children to show affection toward family members, says Taryn Yates of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. (mliu92/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, but it also is important for parents and other adults to respect children's boundaries, according to Taryn Yates, grant manager for the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Though it may seem harmless to prompt, cajole or even force

Wednesday is international Denim Day, an observance when everyone is asked to wear jeans to show their support for victims of sexual assault. (jppi/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Advocates for victims of sexual assault are calling on people to wear denim tomorrow for international Denim Day. It began in 1992, when a judge in Italy overturned a rape conviction, saying that because the victim wore tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, ther

The Strengthening Families Training Institute conference on preventing child abuse starts today in Boise. (Bigandt Photography/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - About 200 children's advocates will gather today and tomorrow in Boise for the 17th annual Strengthening Families Training Institute. The conference will cover a range of topics. Paula Sellars, a conference speaker and author of the Stewards of Children program with the group Darknes

Nez Perce tribal members have completed Stewards of Children training to prevent child sexual abuse. Credit: juanesety/iStock

LAPWAI, Idaho – One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. Non-Indian men commit more than 80 percent of sex crimes on reservations. And 90 percent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. Those statistics were part of the Nez Perce tribe's recent Sha

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