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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - ID: Mental Health

Separation from a caregiver can lead to such disorders in adulthood as anxiety and depression. (pathdoc/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – Separating families at the border likely will have long-term effects on the children involved. That's according to decades of research, says Taryn Yates – grant manager and planner with the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Yates says forced separation from parents creates p

A licensed professional counselor says Idaho's Medicaid expansion could open up access to mental-health care, but predicts work requirements will hinder its effectiveness. (WavebreakmediaMicro/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and Idaho is falling behind other states on this front. The group Mental Health America ranks Idaho second-worst for prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. Licensed professional counselor Beverly Hines, president of the Idaho Ment

Idaho had the sixth highest rate of suicide in the nation, according to a recent CDC report. (embracethewanderlust/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho — In a disturbing trend, increasing rates of suicide and drug overdose are contributing to a drop in U.S. life expectancy for the second time in three years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How can Idaho protect children most vulnerable to these trends

People gathered at Boise City Hall on Monday to honor the victims of the mass stabbing. (DieselDemon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The community is showing up in support of the victims of a horrific mass stabbing in Boise that left one three-year-old girl dead. The knife attack happened on Saturday at the Wylie Street Station Apartments, which is home to many refugees. The Boise Police Department says the

The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve is the first and only preserve of its kind in the country. (Eddie Yip/Flickr)

KETCHUM, Idaho – This week, people are celebrating the stars for International Dark Sky Week. The week has special significance this year in Idaho, which gained the first dark sky preserve in the country in December. The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve stretches across 1,400 square miles in t

Thursday is the deadline for Congress to reauthorize funding for community health center. (Erik Drost/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – After more than three months on the precipice, funding for community health centers looks poised for reauthorization. Budget deals in the House and Senate include funding extensions for these centers, which often are lifelines for rural areas. According to the Kaiser Family

Some Idaho school districts provide sexual abuse training. (Pexels/PIxabay)

BOISE, Idaho – Stories of sexual assault against children have been in the news recently in Idaho and nationwide, including details of allegations against former state Rep. Brandon Hixon since his suicide earlier this month. Nationally, the former physician for the USA gymnastics team, Dr. L

Families living in relative comfort should take some time to think about those in need this holiday season, says Taryn Yates of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. (emz993/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – As a grant manager for the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, Taryn Yates considers the well-being of children in a host of trying situations. More than 17 percent of Idaho children are living in poverty; others face unstable home lives as parents struggle with mental illness or addic

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