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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 

Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

2020Talks - September 30, 2020 

Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - ID: Civic Engagement

Matt Hildreth, head of, says some disinformation campaigns online are meant to incite violence. (momius/Adobe Stock)

EMMETT, Idaho - This week, President Donald Trump made a false claim that planes "loaded with thugs" were being sent to towns to take them over. The claim mirrors a viral Facebook post in June from an Idaho man in Emmett, who said left-wing "Antifa" supporters were on a plane to Boise. The Payette

Millennials and Generation Z make up 40% of the voting population. (Pixel-Shot/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Classrooms won't look the same this fall, and neither will efforts to register Idaho students to vote. "What The Vote Idaho" is a nonpartisan project dedicated to registering and getting young adults engaged in the election process. Chris Stokes, co-founder of What The Vote Idaho,

Idahoans without state identification still can vote in the Nov. 3 election if they register by Oct. 9. (soupstock/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - AARP is encouraging older Americans to get ready to vote this November. AARP Idaho has launched its "Protect Voters 50-plus" campaign to educate people about what they need to do to have their voices heard in this election. For instance, Randy Simon, communications director for AARP

Utility company Avista has committed to providing 100% clean energy by 2045. (lovelyday12/Adobe Stock)

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- Idahoans will get a chance to have their voices heard on their energy future this week. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is holding a virtual public hearing on Avista's 20-year integrated resource plan on Wednesday. The city of Sandpoint, Idaho Conservation League, Idaho F

More than half of poll workers in 2016 were over the age of 60 -- a high risk group during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa F. Young/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- With the highest turnout for primaries in 40 years, Idaho's unique all-absentee election in May presented a challenge for the state. The Idaho Secretary of State's office says it plans to run this November's event more like past elections -- if counties can find enough poll workers

Idaho ranks last among states in per-pupil spending on education, according to a National Education Association report. (Henryk Sadura/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Supporters of an initiative to tax corporations and wealthy Idahoans in order to fund education will begin to collect signatures again next week. A federal judge's ruling in the case this week is allowing signature gathering to continue after it was interrupted because of COVID-19

Young people, ages 18 to 25, will make up 40% of Idaho's voting population in the November election. (kgroovy/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- A group in Idaho that is registering young people to vote wants to motivate them to the polls. What The Vote Idaho has registered more than 5,000 18 to 25-year-olds in Boise. Nancy Viano, one of the group's co-founders, says volunteers make presentations and register voters in an

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is being celebrated through online broadcasts over the next three days. (Booker Smith/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Climate activists around the globe are moving their Earth Day plans online, including in Idaho. Earth Day Live Boise is a student-led celebration of the 50th anniversary of the observance. Head organizer Shiva Rajbhandari, a freshman at North Junior High School in Boise, said the st

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