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PNS Daily Newscast - May 21 , 2019 


The DOJ says former White House counsel Don McGahn does not have to testify. Also on our Tuesday rundown: “Stop the Bans” protests over extreme abortion laws; education a hot topic in the Bay State; and guess how many adults have tried marijuana?

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Public News Service - ID: Family/Father Issues

The mayors of Pocatello, Blackfoot and Chubbuck, and the president of Idaho State University raise awareness for child abuse prevention. (Shannon Fox/Idaho Children's Trust Fund)

BOISE, Idaho – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and advocates for child well-being are letting people know that everyone has a role to play when it comes to stopping abuse. Advocates have launched a "Thumbs Up 4 Prevention" campaign to promote healthy child development. Peopl

Blue pinwheels are the symbol for child-abuse prevention. (Airman Shawna Keyes/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho - How can children's advocates help Idaho families survive and thrive? The Strengthening Families Training Institute holds its 20th conference in Boise today, bringing together practitioners, educators and parents to learn about best practices for preventing child abuse and neglect. T

Blocks are a fun toy that can encourage children's creative-thinking skills. (Design_Miss_C/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho — With the winter break from school approaching, parents and kids will have more family time together. But these chilly days also mean families have to find more activities to do if they don't want their kids in front of a screen all break. Hailey Michalk is program director of

Idaho had the sixth highest rate of suicide in the nation, according to a recent CDC report. (embracethewanderlust/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho — In a disturbing trend, increasing rates of suicide and drug overdose are contributing to a drop in U.S. life expectancy for the second time in three years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How can Idaho protect children most vulnerable to these trends

Idaho could be poised to join 28 other states with a law that prevents domestic abusers from buying or possessing a firearm. (cifraser1/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho — A bill introduced in the Idaho House could reduce gun violence in domestic abuse situations. House Bill 585 would make it a misdemeanor for people who have been convicted of domestic violence within the past two years to buy or possess a firearm. Federally, it is illegal for p

Analysts say the tax cut passed by the Idaho House will cost the state more than $100 million in revenue. (Kevin Rank/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho — Will the Idaho Senate follow the House's lead on tax cuts? If so, lawmakers could be increasing the tax burden for big Idaho families. According to the nonpartisan Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy's analysis of the House bill passed last week, families that fall in the top 5 per

Idaho ranks high in terms of having supportive families and communities, which are key protective measures for children who have experienced trauma. (Idaho Air National Guard/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – A staggering number of children in Idaho have experienced at least one traumatic event, according to a new report. But the same report says the Gem State has a strong network of supportive families and neighborhoods to push back against this problem. In Idaho, nearly 51 percen

Peaceful Belly Farm participates in the Food is Medicine project to bring fresh produce to food insecure families.(Peaceful Belly Farm)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is proclaiming October Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month. His proclamation will be read at Peaceful Belly Farm in Garden City and highlight the fact that many families in the Gem State aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. Peaceful Bel

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