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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - ID: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

BOISE, Idaho - An Idahoan passionate about "helping people help themselves" is receiving national attention this week. Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force director Kathy Gardner has been named one of five finalists for the AARP Foundation's "Hunger Hero Award." If she wins, it will mean a $15,000 donatio

MOSCOW, Idaho - One of the promises about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal stimulus bill, is that it would be transparent. A new report from Idaho KIDS COUNT checks on that transparency in Idaho, as well as examines how the Gem State has used ARRA funds in the interests

BOISE, Idaho - Riding the current is the healthier option for baby Idaho salmon and steelhead making their way to the Pacific Ocean, according to a new scientific assessment. That advice will be reviewed by a federal judge who is weighing a request from the Obama administration to stop letting sprin

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