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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - ID: Children's

There were more reported cases of child sexual abuse in Idaho last year, but it could be a sign that awareness on the issue is working. (sewcream/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Findings that reports of child sexual abuse in Idaho went up in 2019 have made headlines, but advocates for child welfare say more reports could be a good sign. The Idaho Attorney General's annual report says there were 696 reported cases of child sexual abuse in 2019, up 103 from

A new rule could affect roughly 70% of people who apply for green cards each year. (leekris/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- A change to how public-assistance programs weigh on a person's citizenship application is shaking Idaho's immigrant community. What's known as the "public charge rule" will allow the Department of Homeland Security to penalize potential citizens for their use of public benefits such

Youths currently in foster care and those who have aged out meet with Idaho legislators for Foster Care Awareness Day. (Ken Wilcox/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Advocates are in Boise Thursday for Foster Care Awareness Day. Folks, including young people and parents, are at the State Capitol to educate lawmakers on the struggles foster children and youth face. According to the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Caldwell, childre

A bill to allow guns on Idaho public school campuses through enhanced concealed-carry permits was defeated in the 2019 session. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho moms are in Boise today to speak with lawmakers about gun safety. They want legislators to oppose measures that would allow anyone with an enhanced concealed permit to carry guns at Idaho public schools. Enhanced permits require more training to obtain than standard permits.

Children's advocates want 2020 to be the year Idaho lawmakers end religious groups' exemptions from prosecution in cases of medical neglect of children. (Miguel/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Experts and children's advocates are in Boise this week to discuss a religious exemption that protects faith-healing groups from prosecution when a child dies without receiving medical treatment. The years-long battle over the exemption again will be in front of Idaho lawmakers. Acc

Pollution trapped during winter inversions can make air dangerous for sensitive groups, including children and older people. (Charles Knowles/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- The winter inversion season is a reminder of the daily pollution seen in valley communities across the West. Inversions are weather patterns that occur when warm air acts like a lid, trapping colder air in valleys and causing stagnation. When it's unable to move, air quality suff

Childhood trauma is a factor in 44% of depression cases, according to the CDC. (Kittiphan/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Childhood trauma has long-lasting effects on a person's well-being. According to recent data, it impacts thousands of Idahoans with serious health conditions and even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least five of the top 10 causes of death are associat

The goal of the Mayor's Walking Challenge is to encourage kids to be physically active. (JackF/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – Mayors across Idaho are challenging each other to walk this month to encourage physical activity among young people. The sixth annual Mayor's Walking Challenge from the Blue Cross for Idaho Foundation for Health has signed up 77 mayors in all but five Idaho counties. A mayor w

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