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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019. 


Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")

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Public News Service - ID: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

An estimated one in 10 children nationwide is sexually abused before they turn 18. (Pexels/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – In the wake of sex-trafficking charges against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, media outlets are taking some heat for how they've described the alleged victims. Dozens of news outlets have used the term "underage women" rather than "girls" despite the fact that some were as young

A former manager says every kids' camp should have sexual abuse prevention training for its staff. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Are children's camps doing enough to prevent sexual abuse? That's a question being raised after a CBS report this week identified more than 500 cases of alleged abuse at camps across the country over the past half-century. Wickes MacColl, a former manager at Paradise Point Epi

Often the only option for low-income Americans, legal service providers help about 20 percent of qualifying clients in civil court cases. (annie29/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – An organization that offers a critical type of aid for Idaho's poorest residents turned 50 this week. Idaho Legal Aid Services is the only statewide group with free legal representation and advice for low-income folks in civil law cases. Legal representation is a constitutiona

The Safe Sport Act requires sexual abuse prevention training for youth sports organizations. (karenthomas/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – A new law could help prevent child sexual abuse on youth sports teams this summer. After hundreds of cases of abuse within the USA women's gymnastics team were revealed last year, Congress passed the Safe Sport Act in January. Under the law, youth sports organizations are re

More than half of women killed by guns are killed by an intimate partner. (S Pakhrin/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans are raising awareness about gun violence this weekend by painting the state orange. Friday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and advocates are marking it with events across the nation and throughout the weekend. At 8 p.m. Friday, a vigil for the victims of gun v

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

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