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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - ID: Immigrant

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

The College of Southern Idaho's Refugee Center program is the target of a protest march this Sunday. Credit: Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A so-called patriot group called the Idaho 3 Percent - or "III% Idaho" - will march at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls at noon on Sunday to protest a program there that has helped resettle refugees for the past 30 years. III% Idaho wants the program suspended. Accord

More than 500 people have signed up for a group

BOISE, Idaho - Refugees are a top news headline around the world, as well as here at home, with debate over resettlement programs and the thought-to-be accidental fire that destroyed the Boise International Market. Two Boiseans have organized a gathering on the Idaho Statehouse steps for Saturday,

Boise, ID – There's a new kind of "Welcome Wagon" in Idaho. The "Welcoming Idaho Initiative" features advertisements, now popping up across the state, to let newcomers know that Idaho really is a friendly place. Leo Morales with the Idaho Community Action Network says human rights groups and c

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

It's immigration week for the U.S. Senate as it takes up an immigration reform bill loaded with more than 100 amendments. More than 1,000 Idahoans are letting Congress know that family should come first in the immigration debate. Alicia Clements with the Idaho Community Action Network believes rece

Thousands rallied in Boise Sunday to call for immigration reform. Families from around the state made the trip to talk about how the immigration system could be improved. They want a system that keeps families together, and an end to immigration raids. They believe the issue has come to a boiling po

Boise, ID - What do construction services, trucking lines, mechanics, landscaping and taxi companies have in common? They're all on the list of new small businesses in Idaho started this year by immigrants and refugees. Many have used so-called "micro-loans," small advances of cash to get the compan

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