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PNS Daily Newscast - April 2, 2020 


The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 


Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Public News Service - ID: Human Rights/Racial Justice

PHOTO: Idaho Governor Butch Otter speaking at the

BOISE, Idaho - Twenty percent of Idaho's children live in poverty, and 138,000 Idahoans are using food stamps. Those two facts were cited by Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday as he proclaimed October "Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month." "So, to draw attention to their need, to draw attention to o

BOISE, Idaho - A "sticky situation" is guaranteed to arise at the Idaho Statehouse this year, as volunteers are standing by with hundreds of sticky notes to post on doors. The notes ask that Idaho's Human Rights Law be updated to include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and

Boise, ID – An Idaho legislative committee is deciding today whether to update the Idaho Human Rights Act to add non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Idaho Women’s Network Executive Director Donna Wade says it's needed because most folks don&#

Boise, ID – Idaho has come a long way from the days of a reputation associated with white supremacist groups, but in some ways, the state still has a long way to go to on the non-discrimination front. That's the assessment coming from the recent Idaho Equality Summit. Emilie Jackson-Edney wi

Boise, ID – Discrimination against Idahoans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LBGT) is still okay under Idaho law when it comes to job statutes. A bill that would have amended the Idaho Human Rights Act to prohibit work-related discrimination based on sexual orientation and gend

Boise, ID – It's being called a "population explosion." The number of same-sex couples in Idaho has increased by almost 700 percent, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. Lee Badgett, who helped analyze the data for the UCLA Law School's Williams Institute, says a

Boise, ID – Idaho Senator Larry Craig (R) is in the headlines again today for his arrest and guilty plea in a lewd conduct case. Craig defended himself yesterday by stating, "I am not gay." That's a strange way for Craig to explain his actions, according to retired hospital chaplain and form

Members of Idaho's state retirement plan are telling their fund managers today they want to divest ownership in companies that support a government-sponsored genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Members of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) will hold a rally today at PERSI headquarters, d

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