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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - ID: Children's Issues

Child safety experts advise parents and care providers to keep a close eye on children in the water. (kaakamakaaka/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – Summer is around the corner, and that means children in Idaho will be outside playing. To keep children safe at care places, there are a few tips parents should keep in mind. Jill Hobbs, an outdoor play inspector with IdahoSTARS, which provides resources to child care facili

More than 40 percent of children in Idaho rely on Medicaid for health coverage. (Andrew Newill/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Ahead of Mother's Day, mothers and health care advocates are coming together to ask Idaho's congressional delegation to protect Medicaid. Idahoans are meeting in Boise on Thursday to deliver postcards with this message to Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Rep. Mike Simpson.

An event at the Idaho Botanical Gardens will cap the Week of the Young Child on Saturday, April 21. (Idaho AEYC)

BOISE, Idaho – This week, Idahoans and people across the country are celebrating the Week of the Young Child. Hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the week highlights the importance of early education opportunities. Hailey Michalk coordinates Idaho AEYC's R

Blue pinwheels are the symbol for Child Abuse Prevention Month. They'll be on display in all 44 Idaho counties. (Idaho Children's Trust Fund)

BOISE, Idaho - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and every county in Idaho will recognize it with displays of blue pinwheels and more. The state had a goal of scheduling events and raising awareness in all 44 Idaho counties by today. The Parents as Teachers program at Eastern Idaho Public Heal

An Idaho child care consultant says you might be sending a future leader to day care, so it's important to pick the facility carefully. (Eduardo Merille/Flickr)

POCATELLO, Idaho – How do parents know if a child care facility is right for them? The answer differs among families, but there are some points to consider. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) says relationships should be the emphasis among children, caregi

The coffins at Monday's march signify the children who have died from faith-based medical neglect in Idaho. (Bruce Wingate)

BOISE, Idaho – Marchers will carry 183 child-sized coffins to the State Capitol Monday to honor and symbolize each of the children they say have died because of Idaho's faith healing exemption law. Idaho is one of only six states where parents who withhold medical care for religious reasons

Some Idaho school districts provide sexual abuse training. (Pexels/PIxabay)

BOISE, Idaho – Stories of sexual assault against children have been in the news recently in Idaho and nationwide, including details of allegations against former state Rep. Brandon Hixon since his suicide earlier this month. Nationally, the former physician for the USA gymnastics team, Dr. L

Preschool is a time for children to develop social and emotional skills, an early childhood advocate says. (Tabitha Blue/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Preschool is a priority for an overwhelming majority of Idahoans, according to new poll. On Wednesday, the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children and other early-education advocates presented survey results from Gem State voters and parents in Boise. Erik Iverson hea

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