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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Peaceful Belly Farm participates in the Food is Medicine project to bring fresh produce to food insecure families.(Peaceful Belly Farm)

GARDEN CITY, Idaho -- Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is proclaiming October Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month. His proclamation will be read at Peaceful Belly Farm in Garden City and highlight the fact that many families in the Gem State aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. Peaceful Be

Programs supporting fathers are showing up across Idaho as a way to combat childhood abuse and neglect. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Children's Trust Fund is accepting grant applications for programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect. Over the years, the organization has supported programs that range in scope. One of the more novel approaches involves initiatives supporting fatherhood, w

Idaho's class of 2015 ranked third in the country for its proportion of students with debt. (Faustin Tuyambaze/Unsplash)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho students and former students heading into the new year are strapped with debt, and despite political rhetoric on the topic, there doesn't appear to be any sign of relief on the horizon. According to a new report from the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), 7

A new report finds center-based child care is more costly than college tuition in Idaho. (U.S. Army/Flickr)

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The cost of center-based child care in Idaho is higher than the cost of tuition at a public college, according to a recent report. The study from Child Care Aware of America found that the average annual cost of center-based child care is more than $7,300, and home-based ca

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya has given employees at his company, including 1,000 in Twin Falls, access to paid family leave starting in 2017. (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Nearly 1,000 Chobani employees in Twin Falls will have the option of six weeks' paid family leave starting in 2017. The yogurt company joins companies such as Johnson and Johnson and Netflix in offering paid family leave. A handful of states - including California and, as of T

Idaho legislators hold their second work-group meeting on religious exemption laws and faith healing Oct. 10 at the State Capitol. (JSquish/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho lawmakers once again take up the religious exemption law this month. It's hard to say how many children have died as a result of Idaho's faith-healing exemption, but a 2015 governor's task force found more than 30 percent of graves between 2002 and 2011 in the Followers

AARP Idaho offers low-cost classes to prepare older drivers, and others who want to brush up on safe-driving tips, for summer. (Warren Goldswain/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - The summer driving season has begun and AARP Idaho has some helpful tips for older drivers that will also work for anyone behind the wheel. Before setting off on vacation, the first thing is to make sure the vehicle, including the air conditioning, is in working order, to prevent a

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

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