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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - ID: LGBTQIA Issues

There are a number of bills in the Idaho Legislature this session aimed at the state's transgender population. (Kenneth Freeman/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Senate will decide on a bill that would bar transgender people from changing their birth certificates to match their gender identities. The legislation received approval from the House last week despite a 2018 federal court order rejecting the same policy from the Idaho D

The Boise Pride Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. (Kenneth Freeman/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Boise is set to host one of its biggest pride festivals ever, but the Idaho State Capitol might not be part of the festivities. After three years of lighting the building with rainbow lights to support the LGBTQ community, Idaho officials say the Capitol building is no longer

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, ID – An Idaho legislative committee is deciding today whether to update the Idaho Human Rights Act to add non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Idaho Women’s Network Executive Director Donna Wade says it's needed because most folks don&#

Boise, ID – Idaho has come a long way from the days of a reputation associated with white supremacist groups, but in some ways, the state still has a long way to go to on the non-discrimination front. That's the assessment coming from the recent Idaho Equality Summit. Emilie Jackson-Edney wi

Boise, ID – Discrimination against Idahoans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LBGT) is still okay under Idaho law when it comes to job statutes. A bill that would have amended the Idaho Human Rights Act to prohibit work-related discrimination based on sexual orientation and gend

Boise, ID – It's being called a "population explosion." The number of same-sex couples in Idaho has increased by almost 700 percent, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. Lee Badgett, who helped analyze the data for the UCLA Law School's Williams Institute, says a

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