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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - ID: Community Issues and Volunteering

Supporters of Medicaid expansion gathered in Boise this session to oppose lawmakers' scaling back of the measure. (Reclaim Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho – Attempts to curtail voter initiatives in the Idaho Legislature this year are invigorating the group behind Medicaid expansion. Reclaim Idaho's massive mobilization to expand the federal health program garnered 61% approval in November, but lawmakers ended up watering down the

The winner of the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Serivce will be announced in the fall and honored at a ceremony in Boise (WavebreakmediaMicro/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – AARP Idaho is looking for outstanding volunteers who make a difference in their communities. The nomination process is opening soon for the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service, which recognizes someone age 50 and older for his or her efforts to make Idaho better. Pamela

A project in Caldwell was one of three in Idaho that was selected last year for a grant in the AARP Community Challenge. (Tamanoeconomico/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho — With the right ideas, Idaho communities could earn grants to make them more livable for people of all ages. The AARP Community Challenge grant program is back, encouraging folks to pitch projects that can be developed quickly to improve their neighborhoods and towns. State dire

The Boise Bicycle Project continues to provide Treasure Valley kids with bikes after its annual giveaway in December. (Boise Bicycle Project)

BOISE, Idaho — For the Boise Bicycle Project, strong communities are pedal-powered. The group is coming off its annual "holiday kids bike giveaway," setting a personal record this year by giving away more than 550 bikes to Idahoans in the Treasure Valley. But the project doesn't end there. B

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

In the past, Idahoans in the immigrant court system were referred to free and low-cost legal services in Montana or Washington. (Immigrant Justice Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho — A new nonprofit has launched to give more Idahoans in immigrant court legal representation. Currently, only 25 percent of Idahoans facing deportation proceedings have a lawyer. Immigrant Justice Idaho is looking to address one of the biggest barriers for immigrants in court: c

In their Supermarket Dash event, Treasure Valley credit unions raised $4,000 for their local food pantries. (Salvation Army Nampa Corps)

BOISE, Idaho – With the holiday season a few months away and school back in session, food pantries are in need. This year, a group of Idaho credit unions stepped in to help with a race through the supermarket. Hunger is a major issue in the Gem State. According to the Food Research and Actio

A project to bring block parties to Pocatello neighborhoods is among the winners of the AARP Community Challenge grant program. (veganstraightedge/Flickr)

CALDWELL, Idaho – Projects in three Idaho communities are winners of grants from the 2018 AARP Community Challenge program. The Community Challenge awards funding for projects that make cities more livable for people of all ages. Winners include Destination Caldwell, to bring oversized games

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