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PNS Daily Newscast - April 18, 2019 


The DOJ and Bill Barr said to plan on Mueller time – without Mueller. Also on the Thursday rundown: The Keystone State considers cap and trade. Plus, the RECLAIM Act aims to invest in coal communities.

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Public News Service - ID: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

With rising rents and a growing population, Idaho is facing a shortage of affordable housing. (woodleywonderworks/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho renters are feeling the squeeze as rents have increased at three times the rate of wages in the state over the past few decades. According to a new report by the Idaho Asset Building Network, Idaho incomes have gone up 11 percent since 1990. Meanwhile, median rent has

In their Supermarket Dash event, Treasure Valley credit unions raised $4,000 for their local food pantries. (Salvation Army Nampa Corps)

BOISE, Idaho – With the holiday season a few months away and school back in session, food pantries are in need. This year, a group of Idaho credit unions stepped in to help with a race through the supermarket. Hunger is a major issue in the Gem State. According to the Food Research and Actio

Last year, more than three-quarters of the people in Idaho who received SNAP benefits were in families with children. (vikvarga/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – Low-income Idahoans who receive food benefits could be required to find jobs if that policy survives the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The U.S. House and Senate each has passed its own Farm Bill and now have to reconcile the two. The House bill would mandate stricter

The Boise Farmers Market offers a mobile market to neighborhoods around the city. (Tamara Cameron/Boise Farmers Market)

BOISE, Idaho — Farmers markets across Idaho are offering people the chance to double how far their food benefits go on fresh fruits and vegetables. The Double Up Food Bucks program provides a one-to-one match on purchases of fresh food for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

Summer meal programs are an important resource for working families when school isn't in session. (smgu3/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho ranks in the top 10 for participation rates in summer lunch programs for kids, according to a new report. The Food Research and Action Center's analysis, released today, found that about one in five Idaho students who are part of the free and reduced-price lunch program during

The Metro Meals on Wheels program serves more than 900 hot meals every weekday to seniors in the Treasure Valley. (Metro Meals on Wheels)

BOISE, Idaho – It's Older Americans Month, a celebration of the country's seniors and also a chance to recognize some of the challenges they face. Today, the Idaho Commission on Aging is presenting the governor's proclamation for Older Americans Month to the Metro Meals on Wheels program at

Last year, the Idaho Foodbank received 173,000 pounds of food during the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. (Idaho Foodbank)

BOISE, Idaho — It doesn't get much easier to donate than it will be during this Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger food drive. In Idaho, as well as the rest of the country, people can leave nonperishable food items in bags or boxes near their mailboxes and their local letter carriers will pick them u

Mabel Dobbs says small ranches like hers struggle against corporate producers, which might prevent her granddaughters from taking over one day. (Homegrown Stories)

WEISER, Idaho – Mabel Dobbs hopes her granddaughters can take over her ranch one day, but she has doubts. Dobbs got involved in ranching more than 30 years ago when she married her husband, and now owns land on the Oregon border in Weiser, about 75 miles north of Boise. She's also a local or

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