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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - ID: Community Issues and Volunteering

Volunteers in Idaho are stepping up to feed those in need across the state. (motortion/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- More Idahoans are seeking help getting meals as businesses close their doors to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Idaho Foodbank provides food statewide through its facilities in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, and has more than 240 community partners, as well as scho

The USDA estimates 35% of meat goes unused. (waranyu/Adobe Stock)

BLACKFOOT, Idaho – The holidays mean lots of big meals – and also lots of food waste. But a few tips could help people put those leftovers to good use. Year-round, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 30 to 40% of food is thrown away. Julie Buck, a dietitian with the Univer

Empty Bowls event on November 23, 2018 in Boise, Idaho, which raised about $43,000. (The Idaho Foodbank)

BOISE, Idaho — It's the 22nd year of Empty Bowls, a post-Thanksgiving tradition in Boise to ensure fewer people are without food this holiday season. The Idaho Foodbank's annual affair will be held on Friday, November 29, and will offer soup bowls made by local artisans starting at $10. Memb

About 700 older Idahoans have taken driver safety courses from AARP to freshen up their skills. (Syda Productions/Adobe Stock)

BLACKFOOT, Idaho — A program offering safety tips for older drivers is looking for volunteers in Idaho. The AARP Driver Safety Program is celebrating its 40th year helping Americans navigate the roads. AARP Idaho's driver safety state coordinator Becky Young in Blackfoot said courses are ava

The Idaho Speaks town-hall tour came to Coeur d'Alene on July 30, packing the meeting hall. (Reclaim Idaho)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Critics of a bid by Idaho legislators to restrict the citizen initiative process continue their tour across the state. Reclaim Idaho has hosted events in Boise, Sandpoint and, most recently, Coeur d'Alene on its Idaho Speaks town-hall series. This past legislative session

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

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