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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: Children's Issues

Kristen Worthington and her son Nicholas of Boise were both diagnosed with cancer this year, only months apart. (Courtesy of Rick Worthington)

BOISE, Idaho – In February, Rick Worthington's wife Kristen found out she had breast cancer. Kristen was caught off-guard by the diagnosis and shortly after her 43rd birthday, the primary tumor was removed. But the Worthingtons were in for another shock. In May, they learned that 13-year-o

In Idaho, the average cost of child care for a four-year-old is between $5,800 and $8,000 a year. (Kyle Peyton/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho - It remains to be seen whether congressional leaders will follow President Trump's lead in budget negotiations, but one cut proposed for next year's budget has advocates for Idaho's children concerned. Around $95 million could be slashed from the Child Care and Development Block Grant

Idaho ranks 20th overall for child well-being in a new national report, but last in the country for its high number of young children not enrolled in preschool. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

BOISE, Idaho – Results from an annual report released today on child well-being show a mixed bag for Idaho kids. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book assesses states on key indicators of how children and families are faring. This year, it ranks Idaho 20th overall. The st

Pediatricians say parents need to replace fruit juices with juices made from real fruits. (silviarita/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho – It turns out fruit juices are skimping on the fruit, and that's bad news for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines regarding fruit juice, suggesting that infants under the age of one stay away from fruit juice completely. The guidelines are

President Trump's budget proposal includes $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the next decade, which would affect many Idaho families. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

BOISE, Idaho - The Trump administration released its proposal to balance the country's budget over the next decade on Tuesday, and says it will require large cuts to domestic programs to do it. More than $800 billion would be slashed from Medicaid by 2027. Lauren Necochea, director of Idaho Voices

A consultant for child-care providers in Idaho offers advice to parents on how to pick the right one. (Matt Cardy/GettyImages)

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Choosing the right childcare provider can be a daunting task for parents. Questions left unasked while picking the right facility can rear their heads down the road in unwanted ways. That's why Susan Robertson, lead quality child-care consultant for IdahoSTARS in Idaho F

Advocates for young children say investment from Idaho is crucial to make sure every child has access to early learning. (Brandi Nyhof/Idaho AEYC)

BOISE, Idaho – Next week, Idahoans and people across the nation will celebrate the Week of the Young Child, dedicated to children and the importance of early learning. Many advocates for the youngest Idahoans feel the state is lagging behind, as one of only six states that doesn't invest stat

The blue pinwheel is the symbol of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Bannock Youth Foundation)

POCATELLO, Idaho – Idahoans are standing up for children in April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Organizations across the state are displaying blue pinwheels – symbolizing not only the need for awareness of child abuse, but how people can help prevent it. Shannon Gr

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