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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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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

PHOTO: Attendees at a previous Idaho Hunger Summit. Courtesy of the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force.

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security will set an attendance record this week. It begins Tuesday and has been sold out for a week. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force sponsors the event. Jeanne Liston is executive director of the Blaine County Hunger Coalition, a member of the

PHOTO: Lauren Necochea, director of Idaho KIDS COUNT.

BOISE, Idaho - Merit pay is a hotly-debated issue for Idaho public school teachers. The idea, expressed in Proposition 2 on the November ballot, is to pay teachers bonuses if student test scores improve. Idaho KIDS COUNT issued a review today that looks at available research based on the results of

BOISE, Idaho - About 400 Idaho Education Association delegates are meeting today and Saturday at the Boise Centre for their annual assembly, which marks the organization's 120th "birthday." The delegates will hear from a variety of speakers on education issues and will start setting the IEA's goals

BOISE, Idaho - A "sticky situation" is guaranteed to arise at the Idaho Statehouse this year, as volunteers are standing by with hundreds of sticky notes to post on doors. The notes ask that Idaho's Human Rights Law be updated to include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and

BOISE, Idaho - The congressional "super committee" tasked with cutting $1.5 trillion in federal spending by 2021 will be back at work later this week. Idaho has a lot at stake when it comes to its discussions, according to AARP Idaho. No Idaho representatives serve on the committee, so Idahoans wi

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