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PNS Daily Newscast - November 12, 2019 


Bracing for an arctic blast, politics shows up during Veterans' Day, farm issues in Wisconsin, and a cleaver dog learns to talk some.

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65 years ago today, the federal government shut down Ellis Island; plus, former MA Gov. Deval Patrick might enter the Democratic primary race.

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Public News Service - ID: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

For Overdose Awareness Day, Idahoans place a pair of shoes tied to balloons on the steps of the State Capitol. (Chris Mecham)

BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans will be on the steps of the Capitol building on Thursday to remember the lives lost last year to overdose. In 2018, 249 people died by overdose, and each death will be symbolized with a balloon tied to a pair of shoes. Chris Mecham, director of operations at the PEER W

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

BOISE, Idaho - A yearly tally of state prison populations shows that, nationwide, numbers are lower than the previous year for the first time since 1972 - but not in Idaho. The number of inmates in state prisons at the beginning of this year was 0.4 percent lower nationally than in 2009; about 5,000

Boise, ID – For some, the "holiday blues" will be an even deeper blue as a result of this year's economic crisis. For Idaho's kids, it can make for more than a bummer of a Christmas - in fact, new research shows the negative effects can last far beyond the season. A new study shows some types

Support our troops, one hour at a time. Idaho mental health professionals are doing just that in their offices and by phone, donating an hour a week to soldiers, veterans and their families. The idea came from Give an Hour, founded in 2005 by Barbara Romberg, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C.

Boise, ID – Chocolate and strawberry-flavored methamphetamine wrapped like candy has been found in Idaho, and the Idaho Education Association is sounding the alarm. The group's "Task Force of Retired Educators" is coming out of retirement, so to speak, to purchase and deliver "Life or Meth" DV

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