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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - ID: Civil Rights

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 – Disabilities shouldn't be a barrier to getting a job or living independently, and junior and senior high school students with disabilities from around the state are learning that firsthand this week. They're in Boise to get expert advice on how to make smooth transitions from schoo

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

Boise, ID – The woman who wrote the book "Dead Man Walking" says it's time for Idaho to rethink capital punishment. Sister Helen Prejean is in Boise this week continuing her crusade against the death penalty. And she says in Idaho, it's an issue that comes with a multimillion dollar price tag,

Boise , ID – Secrecy is becoming a more common theme for government, according to a new report that tracks how state and federal governments keep information from the public. Report coauthor Patrice McDermott, with the watchdog organization OpenTheGovernment.org, says "National Security Letter

The debate over whether "intelligent design" belongs in public school science classes is coming to Idaho. Vic Walczak, a Pittsburgh attorney who won a case in Pennsylvania challenging the teaching of intelligent design as science, will debate Bryan Fischer, with the Idaho Values Alliance, which supp

People around the country are detecting a literal "odor of discontent" about confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Idaho. Plans for a CAFO in Jerome County have brought air quality objections from locals, as well as people from other countries. Thus far, however, they are objections to whic

"Real ID" has some real problems -- that's the message Idaho is getting ready to send to Congress. A legislative meeting scheduled today will cover both what's right and wrong about "Real ID," the federal plan to turn state drivers' licenses into national identity cards. Hannah Saona with the Amer

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