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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - ID: Children's Issues

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

A hearing was held Monday on a bill concerning faith-healing exemption laws in Idaho. (DieselDemon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Senate held a hearing on a bill Monday concerning the exemption faith healing receives as a medical practice for treating children. The Senate State Affairs Committee heard from Sen. Dan Johnson of Lewiston, Senate Bill 1182, which would make changes to the civil pro

Child-care workers bear the responsibility of both looking after and helping to educate children. (Isaac and Aaron Goldberg/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- As the halfway mark in this year's legislative session approaches, issues such as the state's surplus and tax cuts are making headlines. But that could be obscuring one important issue affecting Idaho parents: The dire state of many of the state’s child care providers. A stud

BLOCK Fest, an interactive learning program for young children, will be on display at an event tomorrow at the Idaho State Capitol. (IAEYC)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is gathering early-learning advocates at the Capitol today to push for investments in quality education programs. The issue of funding early childhood education has long been discussed by the Legislature, but Idaho ranks

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

The U.S. Secretary of Education is asking states to ban corporal punishment. (U.S. Dept. of Education/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Education Secretary recently asked states to consider banning corporal punishment in schools, but are Idaho lawmakers listening? Idaho is one of only seven states that does not have a law against corporal punishment. All the other Northwest states have banned it. Th

Sometimes a fist bump can suffice for children to show affection toward family members, says Taryn Yates of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. (mliu92/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, but it also is important for parents and other adults to respect children's boundaries, according to Taryn Yates, grant manager for the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Though it may seem harmless to prompt, cajole or even force

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