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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - ID: Housing/Homelessness

During the financial crisis, an Idaho credit union created a second-chance mortgage program to help out customers. (Investment Zen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – As confidence in big banks erodes, Idahoans are turning to credit unions to keep their money safe. More than 740,000 - or about 45 percent - of Gem State residents now are members of credit unions. From 2006 to 2016, a Gallup poll shows trust in banks declined by 22 percent.

Ricky Lewis, founder of the Idaho Foster Youth Advisory Board, says transitional housing is needed to ensure young people are on a path to success. Credit: Lewis

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Children in the Idaho foster care system age out at 18, which means unless they and their foster family agree the care will continue until age 21, the young people have to move out. Ricky Lewis in Coeur d'Alene knows the perils of that transition time well. He tr

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BOISE, Idaho - As mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures rise, so do hospital admissions for injuries connected to child abuse. That's the finding of new research based on data from children's hospitals and the real estate market. As Idaho struggles to get out of the recession, the study authors

BOISE, Idaho – A couple hundred Idahoans are expected today (Friday) on the Statehouse steps at the Rally for Idaho's Children, in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The theme is, "Let's talk about it." Rally speaker Matt Pipkin runs Commi

Boise, ID – Here's a snapshot of economic worries in Idaho for the 45-plus set. One-third are worried about affording house payments or rent this year, and about half say they don't know if they’ll be able to pay their medical bills, according to an AARP survey. The organization's Idah

Boise, ID – The first frost of the season is a subtle reminder of the high heating bills to come. Those energy bills, plus rising consumer costs and the foreclosure crisis, are what's on the plate today at the Idaho Hunger Summit. More than 250 people from around the state are gathering to d

Boise, ID - "Home for the holidays" is just a dream for dozens of families who thought their stay in Idaho would only be temporary. Hurricane Katrina survivors are still waiting to go home more than a year after the storm. Amy Liu with the Brookings Institution has been tracking Katrina recovery mon

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