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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - ID: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Idaho is in the heart of its growing season and farmers markets are up in towns big and small. (Thomas Leth-Olsen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The season for Idaho farmers markets is in full swing, offering nutritious and fresh options for folks around the state. For recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), their dollars spent at the market can go twice as far. For participating markets, th

The Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center has a collection of rare and rediscovered apple varieties. (Kyle Nagy/Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center)

SANDPOINT, Idaho – Apple enthusiasts in the Northwest are exploring a past that tasted much different – and could sprout environmental benefits for the future. Today in Sandpoint, the University of Idaho is hosting the first Heritage Orchard Conference to delve into the cultivation and

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

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