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PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2019 


An internal IRS memo is reported to contradict the administration’s stand on refusing to supply Trump’s tax returns. Also, on our Wednesday rundown: Missouri’s Governor prepares to sign a restrictive abortion bill. And guess which state is agitating for an end to annoying robocalls?

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Public News Service - ID: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

GRAPHIC: Idaho students risk losing reading skills progress when they don't read over the summer. Courtesy of Idaho KIDS COUNT

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho schoolchildren tend to lose something every summer . . . Up to three months of reading skills, according to Idaho Kids Count. It's a loss that can be prevented, and according to Staci Shaw, projects coordinator for the Read to Me project at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, lo

PHOTO: 21,000 low-income students eat free, nutritious summer meals in Idaho. The Gem State is noted as having one of the highest participation levels in the nation. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is in the top 10 when it comes to the success of making sure kids get nutritious meals during the summer. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) finds that about 21,000 low-income Idaho students receive free summer meals. It's a number that has held fairly

GRAPHIC: The documentary,

BOISE, Idaho - Hunger knows no geographic boundaries, and it's more prevalent in rural areas than most people realize. The documentary, "A Place at the Table," makes that case - and the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is showing the film on Friday in Boise. Joel Berg, a hunger relief expert who is f

PHOTO: Up to 100 students near Morley Nelson Elementary in Boise are served

BOISE, Idaho – Meatloaf, chicken stew or burritos. Those are some of the choices of afterschool "super snacks," served up to students at a Boise school that has a high rate of low-income children – Morley Nelson Elementary. The meals come with homework help, nutrition education and exe

PHOTO: Attendees at a previous Idaho Hunger Summit. Courtesy of the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force.

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security will set an attendance record this week. It begins Tuesday and has been sold out for a week. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force sponsors the event. Jeanne Liston is executive director of the Blaine County Hunger Coalition, a member of the

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

PHOTO: bag of groceries. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

BOISE, Idaho - About 14 percent of Idahoans are running out of money to buy food before each month is up, according to a new report. "Food insecurity" has been growing in Idaho since 2006, according to the report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many of those families turn to food stamps, s

PHOTO: Huckleberries near McCall, Idaho. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

McCALL, Idaho - There's a sweet benefit to Idaho's hot, dry summer. Huckleberries, along with thimbleberries, serviceberries and hawthorn berries, are putting out bumper crops in the backcountry. Foraging expert and herbalist Darcy Williamson in McCall says it's the most berries she's seen in 25 ye

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