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Protests over Floyd killing go global while U.S. demonstrations focus on a number of recent victim's of alleged lethal police misconduct.

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Protests continued over the weekend, with police using excessive force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - ID: Civic Engagement

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

As in other states in the West, support for Democrats increasingly comes from urban areas such as Boise, Idaho. (Kenneth Freeman/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Democrats on Tuesday will help shape the presidential race. But as the state's population explodes, it's unclear what role Democrats will play on a statewide level going forward. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont are in a tight race for the

In 2019, Kaniksu Land Trust was awarded a grant to build a more accessible hiking trail. (AARP Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- Even small projects can create big changes for communities. That's the idea behind AARP's Community Challenge grant program, which selects projects that can be completed in a few months and make cities and towns more livable for people of all ages. This is the organization's fourth

A bill to allow guns on Idaho public school campuses through enhanced concealed-carry permits was defeated in the 2019 session. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho moms are in Boise today to speak with lawmakers about gun safety. They want legislators to oppose measures that would allow anyone with an enhanced concealed permit to carry guns at Idaho public schools. Enhanced permits require more training to obtain than standard permits.

Legislative days give groups a chance to peek behind the curtain of the lawmaking process. (AARP Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- AARP Idaho is holding its day at the Capitol in early February. Along with advocating for members' interests, the organization for older Idahoans uses the day as other groups do -- to demystify the legislative process. Francoise Cleveland, director of advocacy for AARP Idaho, say

Since 1994, Idaho's redistricting commission has been made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. (Kevin Rank/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho lawmakers are considering a change to how legislative districts are drawn. It could have big consequences when the voting map is updated after this year's census. In the 2019 session, Republican Party legislators proposed a constitutional amendment to add a member to the st

Dr. Heidi Hutner's documentary follows four mothers who experienced the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown. (Martijn Hart)

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A documentary explores the lives of women affected by the Three Mile Island accident – the waste from which eventually ended up in Idaho. This year marks 40 years since the partial meltdown at the nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Accidents Can Happen: The Wom

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