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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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The potential in STEM-field careers is big. There are roughly 6,300 unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho. (Idaho National Laboratory/Flickr)

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Idaho science and math teachers are coming together this week to talk about how to promote STEM in the classroom. The Great Idaho STEM Together conference takes place Tuesday and Wednesday in Coeur d'Alene to focus on science, technology, engineering and math tea

Medicaid expansion can improve families' financial stability, one possible reason child neglect rates have decreased in expansion states. (gpointstudio/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – As Idaho prepares to implement Medicaid expansion, research shows the health coverage should have added benefits for kids. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that rates of child neglect decreased for states that have decided to expand Medicaid. The

An estimated one in 10 children nationwide is sexually abused before they turn 18. (Pexels/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – In the wake of sex-trafficking charges against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, media outlets are taking some heat for how they've described the alleged victims. Dozens of news outlets have used the term "underage women" rather than "girls" despite the fact that some were as young

Idaho is in the heart of its growing season and farmers markets are up in towns big and small. (Thomas Leth-Olsen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The season for Idaho farmers markets is in full swing, offering nutritious and fresh options for folks around the state. For recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), their dollars spent at the market can go twice as far. For participating markets, th

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

Idaho is one of four states that doesn't provide funding for pre-school education. (1001color/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is providing grants and support for the development of community preschools across the state. The organization's Preschool the Idaho Way project was launched last year with a toolkit for developing preschool collaborati

The Week of the Young Child has been celebrated since 1971. (Idaho AEYC)

BOISE, Idaho — Cities across Idaho are recognizing the Week of the Young Child, which highlights the importance of early learning. Along with a statewide proclamation from Gov. Little, more than a dozen Gem State cities have issued or plan to issue proclamations on the Week of the Young Chil

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