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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - ID: Human Rights/Racial Justice

A hearing was held Monday on a bill concerning faith-healing exemption laws in Idaho. (DieselDemon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Senate held a hearing on a bill Monday concerning the exemption faith healing receives as a medical practice for treating children. The Senate State Affairs Committee heard from Sen. Dan Johnson of Lewiston, Senate Bill 1182, which would make changes to the civil pro

The Obama administration recently increased the number of Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S. Just over 100 have settled in the past year in Boise. Above, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a refugee camp in Jordan. (U.S. Dept. of State)

BOISE, Idaho – Boise has accepted more Syrian refugees for relocation than New York City and Los Angeles combined, according to The New York Times. Boise and other mid-sized cities are attractive relocation destinations because of their affordability. Jan Reeves, director of the Idaho Offi

Wednesday is international Denim Day, an observance when everyone is asked to wear jeans to show their support for victims of sexual assault. (jppi/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Advocates for victims of sexual assault are calling on people to wear denim tomorrow for international Denim Day. It began in 1992, when a judge in Italy overturned a rape conviction, saying that because the victim wore tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, ther

More than 500 people have signed up for a group

BOISE, Idaho - Refugees are a top news headline around the world, as well as here at home, with debate over resettlement programs and the thought-to-be accidental fire that destroyed the Boise International Market. Two Boiseans have organized a gathering on the Idaho Statehouse steps for Saturday,

PHOTO: Idaho is featured in a new report that finds states are changing juvenile justice laws to keep kids out of adult prisons. The Campaign for Youth Justice compiled the legislative changes. Photo courtesy CFYJ.

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho is featured in a new report that finds states are changing juvenile justice laws to keep young people out of adult prisons. The Campaign for Youth Justice compiled the legislative changes, noting that the Gem State now directs juveniles to juvenile facilities even when t

PHOTO: Idaho Governor Butch Otter speaking at the

BOISE, Idaho - Twenty percent of Idaho's children live in poverty, and 138,000 Idahoans are using food stamps. Those two facts were cited by Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday as he proclaimed October "Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month." "So, to draw attention to their need, to draw attention to o

BOISE, Idaho - A "sticky situation" is guaranteed to arise at the Idaho Statehouse this year, as volunteers are standing by with hundreds of sticky notes to post on doors. The notes ask that Idaho's Human Rights Law be updated to include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and

Boise, ID – An Idaho legislative committee is deciding today whether to update the Idaho Human Rights Act to add non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Idaho Women’s Network Executive Director Donna Wade says it's needed because most folks don&#

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