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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - ID: Civil Rights

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 – Case dismissed. The developer of a proposed nuclear reactor in Idaho has failed in its attempt to sue an Idaho nuclear watchdog group, which opposes the plant. Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI) had claimed the Snake River Alliance "defamed" the company and attempted to drive d

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

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