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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - ID: Youth

A child's positive relationship with a parent or caring adult can be good for their health later in life. (susanjanegolding/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- This week, practitioners, educators and parents are coming together for the 21st annual Strengthening Families Training Institute conference. The conference, convened by the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, has changed because of COVID-19, going online this year. Dr. Robert Sege, pedia

Millennials and Generation Z make up 40% of the voting population. (Pixel-Shot/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Classrooms won't look the same this fall, and neither will efforts to register Idaho students to vote. "What The Vote Idaho" is a nonpartisan project dedicated to registering and getting young adults engaged in the election process. Chris Stokes, co-founder of What The Vote Idaho,

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is being celebrated through online broadcasts over the next three days. (Booker Smith/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Climate activists around the globe are moving their Earth Day plans online, including in Idaho. Earth Day Live Boise is a student-led celebration of the 50th anniversary of the observance. Head organizer Shiva Rajbhandari, a freshman at North Junior High School in Boise, said the st

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

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

Climate activists say the warming climate is causing an increased threat from wildfires in Idaho. (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho — People around the world will walk out of work and school this Friday to call for action on climate change, including many in Idaho. Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg spurred the Global Climate Strike in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summ

The inflation-adjusted average cost of a year of college education in Idaho is six times higher than it was in 1980. (Apstrinka/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho – College tuition prices are up and state funding is down in Idaho, creating an affordability roadblock for many students, according to a new report. The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy finds students' share of higher-education funding costs has soared over the past four decades.

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