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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Today is the statewide primary election for all non-presidential races in Idaho. (vepar5/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - Today is primary election day for all non-presidential races in Idaho and many groups across the state are urging voters to make their voices heard. The races to be decided include school bond measures, the makeup of the state Supreme Court, and many state legislators who could infl

Wednesday is international Denim Day, an observance when everyone is asked to wear jeans to show their support for victims of sexual assault. (jppi/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Advocates for victims of sexual assault are calling on people to wear denim tomorrow for international Denim Day. It began in 1992, when a judge in Italy overturned a rape conviction, saying that because the victim wore tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, ther

The Idaho Democratic caucus is Tuesday night, and venues have been added around the state to accommodate a surge in interest. (vepar5/iStockphotos

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Democratic Caucus is tomorrow night, and the party has had such a huge surge in interest, several locations have had to switch or add venues to accommodate the anticipated crowds. In Ada County, the caucus will still be at the Boise Centre on the Grove, but a second site h

Low-wage workers are rallying today in Boise, supporting a bill to raise the state minimum wage.(cohdra/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Low-wage workers are protesting today at the state Capitol, filling the third-floor rotunda to greet House members as they enter the chambers and asking for a hearing on a bill to raise the state minimum wage. House Bill 400 is stuck in the House Ways and Means Committee, where the l

This billboard has drawn criticism from the Idaho Democratic Party because it omits information about the March 22 Democratic primary. (Idaho Democratic Party)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Democratic Party is crying foul, because 22 billboards put up across the state by the Secretary of State's office only mentions the March 8 presidential primary, which is solely for the Republican and Constitution parties. The signs do not list the March 22 Democrati

The Idaho Democratic Caucus is making some changes this year. (vepar5/iStockphotos)

BOISE, Idaho - With the Iowa caucuses fresh in people's minds the Democratic Party is making some big changes in the Idaho presidential caucus. The changes are designed to increase the state's influence and raise the number of people who attend the caucus. The Democratic National Committee has aw

The most caring city in America? A new national ranking says it's Boise. (knowlesgallery/iStock)

BOISE, Idaho - After a month of headlines critical of its shutdown of the Cooper Court homeless encampment, a new report may be the closest thing to redemption for Boise. The group WalletHub has ranked Idaho's capital the "Most Caring City in America." The group said it rated the country's 100 bigg

A campaign to tax cigarettes more in order to lower college tuition costs in Idaho launches today. Credit: www.stoptuitionhikes.com

BOISE, Idaho - A group calling itself Stop Tuition Hikes.com launches a petition drive today to put a measure on the ballot that would raise Idaho cigarette taxes $1.25 a pack, and use the money to send more kids to college. Supporters of the initiative note that tuition rates have soared in recen

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