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PNS Daily Newscast - June 3, 2020 


Episcopal bishops call-out Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in D-C; and a Civil Rights investigation into the MPD.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - ID: Rural/Farming

Boise, ID – Hunger "by the book" in Idaho shows families living in rural counties more-commonly face the challenge of putting food on the table - compared to those living in cities. The new Idaho Hunger Atlas from the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is being unveiled today, featuring county-by-

Boise, ID – This is "Wolf Awareness Week" in Idaho, and it comes at a time when the controversial predator has just been put back on the Endangered Species List. One perspective being featured is from Allen Pinkham, a Nez Perce tribal elder and historian. Pinkham notes that wolves are not con

Ketchum, ID – Good fences make good neighbors of wolves. Several techniques are being tested such as portable fences, alarm boxes and trained field crew in Central Idaho's Wood River Valley to keep the wolves away from livestock. Jesse Timberlake with Defenders of Wildlife says wolves have o

Boise, ID – Farmers know the clock is ticking for the planting season in Idaho. But they may not realize time is running out in just a few weeks for a popular program funded through the U.S. Farm Bill, that rewards farmers and ranchers who take special care of land and water resources. Accord

Boise, ID – It's reform -- in name only. The Center for Rural Affairs has taken a closer look at the new U.S. Farm Bill that Congress is finishing up, and finds that the proposed "limits" on payments made to large-scale, corporate farms could actually mean more money for those farms. Report a

Boise, ID – You may be able to get a job in Idaho, but finding a good job that pays a living wage is another matter. A new report says only about 20 percent of jobs available pay a "living wage" for an average family, reckoned as around $20 per hour. That's the minimum needed to cover basic e

Boise, ID – For spuds, it's a dud. At least one agriculture expert says the latest U.S. Farm Bill proposal being considered in the Senate does nothing to look out for Idaho's number one crop. Chuck Hassebrook of the Center for Rural Affairs says the proposal would hurt Idaho family farmers an

Promises made, promises broken. That's one expert assessment of the U.S. House Farm Bill, which originally was designed, among other goals, to aid family farms. However, Chuck Hassebrook of the Center for Rural Affairs says the "fine print" in the latest version of the bill means payments to the big

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