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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - ID: Social Justice

Many militia groups in the Northwest have historical roots in white-nationalist and racist movements. (freshidea/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Far-right militia groups in the Northwest are exploiting fears about COVID-19 and civil unrest to recruit members. Amy Herzfeld-Copple is deputy director of programs and strategic initiatives with the Western States Center, a civil rights group that follows far-right organizations.

Moses Mukengezi, who manages the men's mentoring program, came to the United States as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Moses Mukengezi)

BOISE, Idaho -- A new program in Boise is helping to guide young men who are in the U.S. as refugees. The project run by the nonprofit group Economic Opportunity helps those who arrive in a new country. The mentoring project helps men ages 18 to 25 with the transition into adulthood and American

Protesters against racism and police brutality have gathered in cities across Idaho since George Floyd's death. (vivalapenler/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - The call to defund police departments has become a rallying cry across the nation in the wake of George Floyd's death. Leaders in Idaho, from the governor to Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, have rejected this demand. But Adrienne Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho, says

Idaho Voices for Children recommends the state immediately distribute protective supplies such as masks to the most vulnerable populations. (David Fuentes/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- As the impacts of the new coronavirus come into view, one Idaho group is asking Gov. Brad Little to act quickly to protect residents and their livelihoods. Idaho Voices for Children has sent Little a letter with recommendations in four areas: health care, housing, family financial

Thirty-five states ban employers from asking job-seekers about their criminal records on applications. (thanksforbuying/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- People with criminal records often struggle to find work after they're released from prison. But now Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill that could make it easier for them. The Fair Chance Employment Act would bar employers from excluding people with records, delaying criminal

There are a number of bills in the Idaho Legislature this session aimed at the state's transgender population. (Kenneth Freeman/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Senate will decide on a bill that would bar transgender people from changing their birth certificates to match their gender identities. The legislation received approval from the House last week despite a 2018 federal court order rejecting the same policy from the Idaho D

Youths currently in foster care and those who have aged out meet with Idaho legislators for Foster Care Awareness Day. (Ken Wilcox/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Advocates are in Boise Thursday for Foster Care Awareness Day. Folks, including young people and parents, are at the State Capitol to educate lawmakers on the struggles foster children and youth face. According to the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Caldwell, childre

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide if it will take up a case involving Boise's rules for ticketing people who are homeless. (Srdjan/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – Boise Mayor Dave Bieter holds a community forum on homelessness today, but an attorney with a history of challenging the mayor on this issue is skeptical about what it will accomplish. Bieter says addressing homelessness is central to his campaign. But a decade ago, Idaho Lega

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