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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - ID: Health

Mutual aid groups are popping up across the country to help people who are isolated during the COVID-19 outbreak. (ulza/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- An online platform from AARP is connecting folks with groups that can give them aid while they're isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic. AARP Community Connections is a website that can locate the nearest mutual aid group -- where people can request help with urgent need

Nuclear waste from the Three Mile Island meltdown in 1979 made its way to Idaho for storage. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho - Saturday is the 41st anniversary of the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Experts say there are lessons in the incident, including for Idaho, where waste from the plant eventually ended up. Associate Professor of English and Sustainability at Stony Brook

Volunteers in Idaho are stepping up to feed those in need across the state. (motortion/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- More Idahoans are seeking help getting meals as businesses close their doors to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Idaho Foodbank provides food statewide through its facilities in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, and has more than 240 community partners, as well as scho

To soothe their worries, parents can accurately tell their children they're going to be safe from COVID-19. (and.one/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - The outbreak of COVID-19 has created uncertain times, which can be especially scary for kids. A doctor has advice for parents during this health crisis. Robert Sege is a pediatrician at Tufts Medical Center's Floating Hospital for Children, and was scheduled to speak at a conference

Idaho Voices for Children recommends the state immediately distribute protective supplies such as masks to the most vulnerable populations. (David Fuentes/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- As the impacts of the new coronavirus come into view, one Idaho group is asking Gov. Brad Little to act quickly to protect residents and their livelihoods. Idaho Voices for Children has sent Little a letter with recommendations in four areas: health care, housing, family financial

Removal of energy efficiency standards such as heating insulation could be approved by a state House committee. (Arpad Nagy-Bagoly/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho lawmakers are considering removing energy standards from building codes. But building industry groups say that would be a mistake that could put Idahoans at risk. Provisions such as heat insulation and water sealing to prevent hazards such as black mold are addressed in ene

There were more reported cases of child sexual abuse in Idaho last year, but it could be a sign that awareness on the issue is working. (sewcream/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Findings that reports of child sexual abuse in Idaho went up in 2019 have made headlines, but advocates for child welfare say more reports could be a good sign. The Idaho Attorney General's annual report says there were 696 reported cases of child sexual abuse in 2019, up 103 from

Children's advocates want 2020 to be the year Idaho lawmakers end religious groups' exemptions from prosecution in cases of medical neglect of children. (Miguel/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Experts and children's advocates are in Boise this week to discuss a religious exemption that protects faith-healing groups from prosecution when a child dies without receiving medical treatment. The years-long battle over the exemption again will be in front of Idaho lawmakers. Acc

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