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PNS Daily Newscast - May 18, 2018 


Giuliani says Trump will likely start preparing for a sit-down with Robert Mueller. Also on the rundown: A new report says SNAP changes would require a massive expansion of bureaucracy; and in the West, there's a win for sage grouse.

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Public News Service - ID: Welfare Reform

More than 40 percent of children in Idaho rely on Medicaid for health coverage. (Andrew Newill/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Ahead of Mother's Day, mothers and health care advocates are coming together to ask Idaho's congressional delegation to protect Medicaid. Idahoans are meeting in Boise on Thursday to deliver postcards with this message to Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Rep. Mike Simpson.

The Medicaid expansion initiative needs roughly 48,000 signatures coming from 18 districts to qualify for November's ballot. (Luke Mayville/Reclaim Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho – Groups that want to expand Medicaid and cover 78,000 uninsured Idahoans have begun collecting signatures for a November ballot measure – despite other state level efforts to cover folks without health insurance. Gov. Butch Otter's most recent proposal would help about 35

President Trump's budget proposal includes $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the next decade, which would affect many Idaho families. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

BOISE, Idaho - The Trump administration released its proposal to balance the country's budget over the next decade on Tuesday, and says it will require large cuts to domestic programs to do it. More than $800 billion would be slashed from Medicaid by 2027. Lauren Necochea, director of Idaho Voices

Today is Disability Awareness Day at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise. (jorgen mac/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - Today is Disability, Awareness Day and advocates are holding their fifth annual informational fair in the Capitol building in Boise. The idea is to educate lawmakers on issues affecting people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Carlyann McLaren, Awareness Day Committ

A new report shows Idaho's working poor is still struggling after the recession ended. (cohdra/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Almost half of Idaho households are stuck in a "new normal" of financial insecurity, lacking enough savings to pay the bills for three months in the event of an emergency. That's one finding in a new report from the nonprofit consumer advocacy group, the Corporation for Enterprise D

BOISE, Idaho - As the Idaho Legislature wraps up its tough session this week, during which budget challenges dominated much of the debate, a new report shows the state is leaving millions of federal dollars on the table. The money has been available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Boise, ID – The first frost of the season is a subtle reminder of the high heating bills to come. Those energy bills, plus rising consumer costs and the foreclosure crisis, are what's on the plate today at the Idaho Hunger Summit. More than 250 people from around the state are gathering to d

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