PNS Daily News - February 20, 2017
We’re following several stories from around the nation including: a look at what to expect from the President’s revised immigration ban; Presidents Day rallies elevate calls for impeachment; and progress made in ensuring kids have a healthy start to the school day.
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
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
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
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
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
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