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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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Public News Service - ID: Civic Engagement

States have never called for a convention under Article V of the Constitution. (Chuck Coker/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho lawmakers are once again proposing joining 28 other states in the call for a Constitutional Convention. On Thursday, legislators printed the bill that would allow states to convene a convention under Article Five of the Constitution once 34 states had signed on. Conventi

Families living in relative comfort should take some time to think about those in need this holiday season, says Taryn Yates of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. (emz993/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – As a grant manager for the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, Taryn Yates considers the well-being of children in a host of trying situations. More than 17 percent of Idaho children are living in poverty; others face unstable home lives as parents struggle with mental illness or addic

Craters of the Moon was one of the national monuments under review by the Trump administration this year. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Conservation, hunting, business and other outdoor interests have sent a petition to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, asking him to commit his agency to keep public lands in public hands. The coalition filed the letter under the Administrative Procedure Act, requesting that Zinke d

About 2,500 refugees have resettled in Twin Falls since the 1980s. (Danny Canfield/Flickr)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – On Sunday, Adrienne Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho, addressed Twin Falls about what her coalition sees as a rising tide of hate and discrimination in the city. Last week, The New York Times featured an article about a fake news story involving refuge

AARP's Tax Aide program helped 2.5 million Americans receive more than $1.3 billion in refunds this year. (Pictures of Money/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – More than 35,000 Idahoans got free help on their tax returns this year at more than 40 sites across the state. After another successful year, AARP Idaho is recruiting volunteers for 2018. The 2018 program is special. It marks the 50th year the advocacy group for older American

State legislators want to enact Article V in order to add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. (Wikilmages/PIxabay)

BOISE, Idaho – So far, 28 states have passed resolutions calling for a Constitutional Convention to add an amendment requiring the federal government to balance its budget - but Idaho isn't one of them. A state Senate resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention was defeated last week,

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.

Many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders say they'll refocus their attention on other political races in Congress and state legislatures. (Laura Musikanski/morguefile)

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Idaho supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders now face some big choices – whom to support in November and what to do with the powerful grassroots organization behind his primary campaign. Many say they're now taking another look at the third-party candidates. A

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