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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: Sustainable Agriculture

A federal judge struck down Idaho's ag-gag law, which cracks down on whistleblowers who reveal conditions for animals at agricultural facilities. (Stephane Mignon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- When a district court threw out Idaho's "ag-gag" law, the state appealed the ruling - and that case is still in court. Oral arguments in the federal appeals case are expected in April over the Idaho law that makes it illegal for food-safety and animal-rights activists to gain emplo

Idaho's delegation in Washington scored very low on the annual League of Conservation Voters Scorecard. (ostephy/Morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Nada. Zip. Zero percent. That's the score received by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch on the annual Environmental Scorecard released Wednesday by the League of Conservation Voters. Representative Raúl Labrador cast pro-environmental votes just 3 percent of the time an

A bee-keeping group says pesticide labels carry inaccurate information to protect bees. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Pollinator Stewardship Council program director Michele Colopy. She says current guidelines for most pesticides don't protect bees and other insect pollinators. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made big news when it said the Environmental Protection Agency was wrong to approve a p

PHOTO: Farmers and ag professionals are meeting in Hailey today to learn about beneficial insects and other critters, and how to make them part of the farm family. For example, this predaceous ground beetle eats slugs. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons

HAILEY, Idaho - Creepy-crawlies are mostly "good guys." Farmers and agriculture professionals are meeting in Hailey today to learn about beneficial insects and other critters, and how to make them part of the farm family. Gwendolyn Ellen, coordinator of the Farmscaping for Beneficials Program, Ore

PHOTO: Attendees at a previous Idaho Hunger Summit. Courtesy of the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force.

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security will set an attendance record this week. It begins Tuesday and has been sold out for a week. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force sponsors the event. Jeanne Liston is executive director of the Blaine County Hunger Coalition, a member of the

PHOTO: Turbo fladry (portable electric flag fencing) being set up. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

KETCHUM, Idaho - A project north of Ketchum designed to test and demonstrate tools and methods for coexistence of sheep and wolves is expanding this year. It's now available to all interested ranchers and livestock producers in Blaine County, and a hotline has been set up for those who want help.

BOISE, Idaho - Give a dollar – and make a difference worth $150. A new study presented in Boise on Wednesday tracked each foundation dollar granted to 20 nonprofit advocacy groups working to change policies, rules and laws in the Northwest. The goal was to calculate the return on the investmen

Boise, ID – While it’s unclear where the current strain of the swine flu originated and how it’s spreading, one expert says the clues point to industrial pig farms in the same area as the first documented cases in Veracruz, Mexico. Bob Martin, senior officer for Pew Environment G

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