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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: a new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE Detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Public News Service - ID: Immigrant Issues

Hate crimes against Muslims increased 54 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to FBI statistics. (Samia Ann El Moslimany/CAIR-Washington State)

BOISE, Idaho – Members of the Muslim community are speaking out against Idaho legislation they say is targeting them. House Bill 419 passed through the House this week and is now heading to the Senate. The bill would "prohibit the application of foreign laws in Idaho courts." It's the third

About 2,500 refugees have resettled in Twin Falls since the 1980s. (Danny Canfield/Flickr)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – On Sunday, Adrienne Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho, addressed Twin Falls about what her coalition sees as a rising tide of hate and discrimination in the city. Last week, The New York Times featured an article about a fake news story involving refuge

The dairy industry relies on foreign-born labor, although it isn't eligible for the H-2A visa. (Kenneth Freeman/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho's rural communities rely on agriculture. And that means these communities also rely on foreign-born laborers. Idaho Dairymen's Association director Bob Naerebout said the number of undocumented workers in dairy isn't certain, but according to national audits, the number could

Members of a refugee stewardship program will help restore Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, a wetland that flows into the Boise River. (Liz Paul/Boise River Enhancement Network)

BOISE, Idaho – A program in Idaho plans to train a new group of conservationists: refugees. The Boise River Enhancement Network, through its multicultural stewardship program, is partnering with the Idaho Office for Refugees to reach out to recent immigrants and introduce them to outdoor act

The Idaho Conference on Refugees is being held in Boise today as the country continues to debate Trump's immigration ban. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The annual Idaho Conference on Refugees is meeting in Boise today while the country at large continues to grapple with the Trump administration's immigration ban. The ban was temporarily blocked by a federal judge on Friday, but the wider conversation is raging on. The theme for

The Obama administration recently increased the number of Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S. Just over 100 have settled in the past year in Boise. Above, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a refugee camp in Jordan. (U.S. Dept. of State)

BOISE, Idaho – Boise has accepted more Syrian refugees for relocation than New York City and Los Angeles combined, according to The New York Times. Boise and other mid-sized cities are attractive relocation destinations because of their affordability. Jan Reeves, director of the Idaho Offi

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BOISE, Idaho — A major protest outside the Republican National Convention Tuesday will address anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Organizers of the Community Unity to Stop the Hate march hope to fill Cleveland's Public Square even as Idaho's delegates to the convention prepare

April 12 is Equal Pay Day, highlighting the pay gap between men and women which, in Idaho, is substantial. (calgrin/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks the number of additional days the average American woman would have to work just to earn the same amount her male counterpart made in 2015. In terms of equal pay, a new study from the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress ranks Idaho fifth

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