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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - ID: Civic Engagement

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

BOISE, Idaho - A land giveaway the size of Wyoming. That's how opponents of a bill being heard in a U.S. House committee today characterize the "Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act." Supporters contend opening nine million acres of protected U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BL

BOISE, Idaho - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is opening the door to public scrutiny today at a meeting in Boise to discuss the environmental impacts of building a $4 billion uranium enrichment plant proposed near Idaho Falls. The uranium is designed to fuel nuclear power plants, and the project

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