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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2018. 


Californian’s now facing a pair of wildfires; Also on the Tuesday rundown: Higher education in New Jersey: a racial split; plus food resources still available despite the “public charge” proposal.

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Public News Service - ID: Housing/Homelessness

Both urban and rural parts of Idaho have seen increases in the number of homeless students. (ms_psych/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – Homelessness and a lack of stable housing for their families has soared among Idaho students in the past few years, according to a new analysis. The state Department of Education has found that K-through-12 students without regular housing increased from about 4,700 in the 2010

The number of Idahoans using solar power has doubled over the last two years. (IndianCkDish4/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – 2017 could be remembered as the year solar energy caught on in Idaho. If it does, it would be thanks in part to the Snake River Alliance, which launched Solarize the Valley 18 months ago. The program provides a low-cost solar panel installation and has helped 109 homes get pow

During the financial crisis, an Idaho credit union created a second-chance mortgage program to help out customers. (Investment Zen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – As confidence in big banks erodes, Idahoans are turning to credit unions to keep their money safe. More than 740,000 - or about 45 percent - of Gem State residents now are members of credit unions. From 2006 to 2016, a Gallup poll shows trust in banks declined by 22 percent.

Ricky Lewis, founder of the Idaho Foster Youth Advisory Board, says transitional housing is needed to ensure young people are on a path to success. Credit: Lewis

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Children in the Idaho foster care system age out at 18, which means unless they and their foster family agree the care will continue until age 21, the young people have to move out. Ricky Lewis in Coeur d'Alene knows the perils of that transition time well. He tr

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BOISE, Idaho - As mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures rise, so do hospital admissions for injuries connected to child abuse. That's the finding of new research based on data from children's hospitals and the real estate market. As Idaho struggles to get out of the recession, the study authors

BOISE, Idaho – A couple hundred Idahoans are expected today (Friday) on the Statehouse steps at the Rally for Idaho's Children, in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The theme is, "Let's talk about it." Rally speaker Matt Pipkin runs Commi

Boise, ID – Here's a snapshot of economic worries in Idaho for the 45-plus set. One-third are worried about affording house payments or rent this year, and about half say they don't know if they’ll be able to pay their medical bills, according to an AARP survey. The organization's Idah

Boise, ID – The first frost of the season is a subtle reminder of the high heating bills to come. Those energy bills, plus rising consumer costs and the foreclosure crisis, are what's on the plate today at the Idaho Hunger Summit. More than 250 people from around the state are gathering to d

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