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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - ID: Immigrant

Moses Mukengezi, who manages the men's mentoring program, came to the United States as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Moses Mukengezi)

BOISE, Idaho -- A new program in Boise is helping to guide young men who are in the U.S. as refugees. The project run by the nonprofit group Economic Opportunity helps those who arrive in a new country. The mentoring project helps men ages 18 to 25 with the transition into adulthood and American

The 2020 census can be filled out online this year. (dennizn/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Amid a global pandemic, the once-a-decade census of Americans goes on, and there's a focus on ensuring that young children are counted this year. In the 2010 census, 2 million kids from birth to age 5 were missed nationwide. Barriers are even higher for immigrant families. Antonio H

A new rule could affect roughly 70% of people who apply for green cards each year. (leekris/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- A change to how public-assistance programs weigh on a person's citizenship application is shaking Idaho's immigrant community. What's known as the "public charge rule" will allow the Department of Homeland Security to penalize potential citizens for their use of public benefits such

Rallies are planned in more than 170 cities across the country to protest detention centers for children and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. (John MacDonald/Flickr)

COUER D’ALENE, Idaho — Protests against detention-center conditions for children at the U.S.-Mexico border are taking place across the country today. Pushback against the holding facilities has been growing since lawyers and doctors began making public what they saw at the camps, includi

Separation from a caregiver can lead to such disorders in adulthood as anxiety and depression. (pathdoc/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – Separating families at the border likely will have long-term effects on the children involved. That's according to decades of research, says Taryn Yates – grant manager and planner with the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Yates says forced separation from parents creates p

The 2020 Census begins in less than a year. (14ktgold/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho has a lot riding on an accurate 2020 Census count, but concerns are growing that a citizenship question could skew results. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will review a request from the Justice Department to add a question about a person's citizenship status to the C

In the past, Idahoans in the immigrant court system were referred to free and low-cost legal services in Montana or Washington. (Immigrant Justice Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho — A new nonprofit has launched to give more Idahoans in immigrant court legal representation. Currently, only 25 percent of Idahoans facing deportation proceedings have a lawyer. Immigrant Justice Idaho is looking to address one of the biggest barriers for immigrants in court: c

Foreign-born workers make up 90 percent of workers at dairies in Idaho. (Idaho Office for Refugees)

BOISE, Idaho – As the Trump administration reduces the number of refugees allowed into the United States, Idahoans and businesses are signing a letter urging U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to preserve the state's resettlement programs. In fiscal year 2016, Idaho accepted about 1,000 indi

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