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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2017 


On our rundown today: Trump says there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday; a Minnesota church leader urges people to stand up against hate groups; and civil rights groups are outraged over the potential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Public News Service - ID: Civic Engagement

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

Delegates crowd the stage at the Democratic National Convention, many carrying signs that say

BOISE, Idaho - Many of Idaho's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are still calling for unity, despite the dust up that has now claimed the job of party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This weekend Wikileaks published emails showing some staffers at the Democratic National Committee dis

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BOISE, Idaho — A major protest outside the Republican National Convention Tuesday will address anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Organizers of the Community Unity to Stop the Hate march hope to fill Cleveland's Public Square even as Idaho's delegates to the convention prepare

Idaho's 2015 Andrus Award winner, Duane Brown, helps a client of the AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program. (AARP Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- Every year for more than a decade, AARP Idaho has honored a community volunteer whose work shines above the rest, and the deadline for the 2016 nominations is one week away -- next Friday, June 3. The Andrus Award isn't named for Idaho's famous former governor, Cecil Andrus, but for

Today is the statewide primary election for all non-presidential races in Idaho. (vepar5/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - Today is primary election day for all non-presidential races in Idaho and many groups across the state are urging voters to make their voices heard. The races to be decided include school bond measures, the makeup of the state Supreme Court, and many state legislators who could infl

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

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