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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - ID: Health Issues

Idaho's rural nature could be making it a hot spot for human trafficking. (Free-Photos/Pixabay)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Idaho as one of the sites for a pilot anti-human trafficking training program, and is hosting the session Thursday in Twin Falls. DHS's National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center is offer

Virtual health centers are popping up across the country to connect with people in rural communities. (St. Luke's Health System)

BOISE, Idaho — With the opening of the region's first "virtual hospital," some Idahoans' health care needs could be met with the click of a button. St. Luke's Health System says its virtual-care center in Boise is now up and running, eliminating the distance rural Idahoans have to travel to

Idaho and Utah this year became the last two states to protect breastfeeding in public. (sandra.o.m/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – It's World Breastfeeding Week, and one health professional is letting moms know the Affordable Care Act can provide them with resources. Idaho ranks second in the nation for breastfeeding, and Shari Criso, a nurse midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant,

Algae blooms can be toxic for humans when ingested in large quantities. (Idaho Department of Environmental Quality)

CORRECTION: Idaho DEQ says no algae was found near Rexburg where a dog died after swimming last week. A previous version of this story stated algae caused the death. The dog's cause of death still is unknown. BOISE, Idaho – An environmental group is warning that toxic algae blooms are threat

About 62,000 Idahoans could get access to coverage if the state expanded Medicaid. (Reclaim Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho – Supporters of an initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho rally at the State Capitol Friday to deliver more than 70,000 signatures to state officials. They'll likely hear in mid-July if they qualified for the November ballot. The initiative would cover about 62,000 Idahoans who

An exclusion for pregnant women was included in a 2005 Idaho law allowing people to write living wills. (adistar/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – A lawsuit has been filed over an Idaho law that voids women's living wills if they become pregnant. Legal Voice and the end-of-life care advocacy group Compassion and Choices filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of four women, saying the law is unconstitutional for violating du

County clerks have until June 30 to verify signatures for a ballot measure to expand Medicaid coverage in Idaho. (Reclaim Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho – A campaign to pass Medicaid expansion in Idaho at the ballot box is preparing itself for a summer push. The ballot measure has hit the threshold for signatures, but supporters are still waiting to hear if they received enough signatures in at least half the state's legislative d

Child safety experts advise parents and care providers to keep a close eye on children in the water. (kaakamakaaka/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – Summer is around the corner, and that means children in Idaho will be outside playing. To keep children safe at care places, there are a few tips parents should keep in mind. Jill Hobbs, an outdoor play inspector with IdahoSTARS, which provides resources to child care facili

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