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PNS Daily Newscast - November 16, 2018 


Winter Storm Avery takes lives, puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown: A first-of-its-kind report calls for policies to ease transitions of young people living in foster care. And "got gratitude" this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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About 300,000 people will have access to health coverage after voters in three states, including Idaho, passed Medicaid expansion. (Reclaim Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho joined two other states on Election Day in expanding Medicaid to low-income residents. Proposition 2 passed by a wide margin, garnering 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday. It will potentially cover 62,000 Idahoans who fall into the Medicaid gap – those who make to

Often the only option for low-income Americans, legal service providers help about 20 percent of qualifying clients in civil court cases. (annie29/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – An organization that offers a critical type of aid for Idaho's poorest residents turned 50 this week. Idaho Legal Aid Services is the only statewide group with free legal representation and advice for low-income folks in civil law cases. Legal representation is a constitutiona

In 2016, activities involving wildlife on BLM lands in Idaho supported more than 2,500 jobs. (BLMIdaho/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Wildlife on Idaho's Bureau of Land Management lands provides a big economic boost to the state, according to a new report. A first-of-its-kind study conducted by Southwick Associates finds there were more than 460,000 hunting trips, nearly 300,000 fishing trips and more than 1

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

Both urban and rural parts of Idaho have seen increases in the number of homeless students. (ms_psych/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – Homelessness and a lack of stable housing for their families has soared among Idaho students in the past few years, according to a new analysis. The state Department of Education has found that K-through-12 students without regular housing increased from about 4,700 in the 2010

Cindi Godfrey and Kristi Keeler of Kids Klub in Grangeville, Idaho, received their early education degrees while working, with support from an academic scholarship. (Kids Klub, Inc.)

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho - With the fall semester in session, a scholarship is helping Idaho child-care workers get back to school, too. About 30 early-care and education workers across the state have received IdahoSTARS academic scholarships, designed to address three pressing issues: low wages, high tu

State officials estimate Idaho's prison population will reach 10,000 by 2022. (jodylehigh/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – A $500-million-dollar prison expansion proposal is likely heading to the Idaho Legislature next year. What else could the state do to curb its skyrocketing prison population? One state lawmaker says the Gem State needs to address this issue before Idahoans end up behind bars

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

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