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PNS Daily Newscast - April 27, 2017 


On today’s nationwide rundown; President Trump reveals an outline for tax reform; we take a look at the cost to consumers on the latest version of the GOP’s American Health Care Act; and why the food industry wants to put nutrition information on the back burner.

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Public News Service - ID: Youth Issues

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

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

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

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

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

Mariah Walton, whose parents denied her medical care, stars in several TV commercials, part of the 'Let Them Live' campaign. (Protect Idaho Kids)

BOISE, Idaho - A series of commercials begin airing this week as part of the 'Let Them Live' campaign to repeal exemptions to child abuse laws that allow faith-healing groups to deny their children medical care. The exemptions, put in place in 1974, shield from prosecution parents whose religious

Idaho Children's Trust Fund has tips for enjoying the holidays as a family. Credit: reim11/morguefile

BOISE, Idaho - During the holidays, parents can get caught up in the whirlwind of shopping and parties, and sometimes forget that the best present you can give is actually being present. That's the message this season from the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Taryn Yates, grant manager/planner with th

A campaign to tax cigarettes more in order to lower college tuition costs in Idaho launches today. Credit: www.stoptuitionhikes.com

BOISE, Idaho - A group calling itself Stop Tuition Hikes.com launches a petition drive today to put a measure on the ballot that would raise Idaho cigarette taxes $1.25 a pack, and use the money to send more kids to college. Supporters of the initiative note that tuition rates have soared in recen

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