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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Public News Service - ID: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

GRAPH: The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy has analyzed a tax bill being considered by lawmakers, and says 80 percent of Idahoans would be paying higher taxes. Graph provided by Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

BOISE, Idaho - No more sales tax on food, a higher gas tax and a flat income-tax rate are all part of a proposal the Idaho Legislature is expected to take up this week and it's predicted lawmakers will wrap up the session by Friday. Lauren Necochea, director at the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy,

GRAPHIC: The School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center shows that more breakfasts are being served to love-income students in Idaho, ranking the state 17th best in the nation. Graphic courtesy of FRAC.

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is maintaining its grades when it comes to serving a nutritious breakfast to low-income students. According to the School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center, more breakfasts are being served, ranking Idaho 17th best; the state was 16th last year. Regi

PHOTO: A new project in the Coeur d’Alene area will help families with children make healthier food choices, with nutrition training, recipes, and groceries to prepare the recipes. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - New Year's resolutions often focus on food - usually making "healthier food choices." Those choices can be tough when families have limited food budgets, so a new project in the Coeur d'Alene area will help families with children discover ways to focus on nutrition and taste w

PHOTO: More than 250 people from around the Gem State are expected to attend the Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security on October 28th. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BOISE, Idaho - More than 250 people from around the Gem State are coming together to tackle hunger and food security in Idaho, as they attend the Nourishing Idaho Together conference next month to collaborate on food solutions utilizing public-private partnerships. One of those due to attend the co

PHOTO: Not much to smile about? A new report shows Idaho has fallen to nearly last in the country on several economic indicators, making it tough for families to get ahead. Photo credit: National Agricultural Library

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho might be described as a 'hot mess,' in a new report from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy. It finds per-capita income has fallen to almost last in the nation. Center director Lauren Necochea says this has happened over 15 years, and within that time frame, money has also disap

PHOTO: A new report recommends that Idaho improve connections between local food markets and low-income consumers. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho needs to do more to improve food security. That's the assessment of a new report from the McClure Center for Public Policy Research that looks at who is impacted by a lack of a steady supply of nutritious food and where they live. In general, children and older residents are mo

PHOTO: Idaho is one of the top states for reaching low-income kids with nutritious summer meals. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho is one of the top states in the nation for serving nutritious meals to children who need them during the summer. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) shows the number of Idaho children reached last summer was up almost 5 percent. More than 21,00

PHOTO: About one-third of schools in Idaho have a new option for lunch. They can offer lunch and breakfast to all students free of charge, if they are 'high-poverty schools.' Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

BOISE, Idaho - Many schools in Idaho have a new option for lunch. They can offer lunch and breakfast to all students free of charge - if they are high-poverty schools. Colleen Fillmore, director of the state Education Department's Child Nutrition program, said the so-called Community Eligibility Pr

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