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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - ID: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Many militia groups in the Northwest have historical roots in white-nationalist and racist movements. (freshidea/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Far-right militia groups in the Northwest are exploiting fears about COVID-19 and civil unrest to recruit members. Amy Herzfeld-Copple is deputy director of programs and strategic initiatives with the Western States Center, a civil rights group that follows far-right organizations.

Moses Mukengezi, who manages the men's mentoring program, came to the United States as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Moses Mukengezi)

BOISE, Idaho -- A new program in Boise is helping to guide young men who are in the U.S. as refugees. The project run by the nonprofit group Economic Opportunity helps those who arrive in a new country. The mentoring project helps men ages 18 to 25 with the transition into adulthood and American

Protesters against racism and police brutality have gathered in cities across Idaho since George Floyd's death. (vivalapenler/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - The call to defund police departments has become a rallying cry across the nation in the wake of George Floyd's death. Leaders in Idaho, from the governor to Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, have rejected this demand. But Adrienne Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho, says

Earlier this week, the sheriff of Payette County dispelled a rumor that Antifa activists were being sent to Idaho. (MclittleStock/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- No, people associated with Antifa are not on their way to Idaho. But rumors are spreading online that rioters are coming to small communities to wreak havoc. Matt Hildreth, executive director of RuralOrganizing.org, says civic leaders across the country have reached out to his gr

Boise, Idaho first recognized Indigenous Peoples Day in 2018. (Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence)

BOISE, Idaho – Momentum is growing to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, including in Idaho cities. On Monday, the Indigenous Idaho Alliance, indigenous communities in Boise and representatives of the Five Tribes of Idaho gather in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building to mark t

Legislators in 17 states, including Idaho, have introduced identical bills opposing Sharia law 40 times over the past decade. (Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Does this bill sound familiar? An investigation of state legislation across the country finds Idaho is one of many states where identical bills aimed at preventing Sharia law in courtrooms has been introduced. A joint investigation by the Arizona Republic, Center for Public

Rallies are planned in more than 170 cities across the country to protest detention centers for children and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. (John MacDonald/Flickr)

COUER D’ALENE, Idaho — Protests against detention-center conditions for children at the U.S.-Mexico border are taking place across the country today. Pushback against the holding facilities has been growing since lawyers and doctors began making public what they saw at the camps, includi

Separation from a caregiver can lead to such disorders in adulthood as anxiety and depression. (pathdoc/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – Separating families at the border likely will have long-term effects on the children involved. That's according to decades of research, says Taryn Yates – grant manager and planner with the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Yates says forced separation from parents creates p

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