Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - ID: Cultural Resources

The Obama administration recently increased the number of Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S. Just over 100 have settled in the past year in Boise. Above, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a refugee camp in Jordan. (U.S. Dept. of State)

BOISE, Idaho – Boise has accepted more Syrian refugees for relocation than New York City and Los Angeles combined, according to The New York Times. Boise and other mid-sized cities are attractive relocation destinations because of their affordability. Jan Reeves, director of the Idaho Offi

A new report shows the state has sold off 1.7 million acres of land over the past century, many for industrial uses that cut off public access, such as this gravel pit near Boise. (Brad Brooks, The Wilderness Society)

BOISE, Idaho - In its history, the state of Idaho has sold 1.7 million acres of land to private interests, according to an analysis of land sale records by The Wilderness Society. In a report released today called "Sold! Idaho lands - and recreation access - lost to the highest bidder," the societ

The U.S. Senate approved the Boulder-White Clouds wilderness bill (H.R. 1138/S. 583) on Tuesday. Credit: U.S. Forest Service.

BOISE, Idaho - What once was a highly controversial idea - wilderness designation for the Boulder-White Clouds region - is about to become law. The U.S. Senate approved the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Addition Act on Tuesday, an idea based on conservation ethics that

PHOTO: More than 250 people from around the Gem State are expected to attend the Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security on October 28th. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BOISE, Idaho - More than 250 people from around the Gem State are coming together to tackle hunger and food security in Idaho, as they attend the Nourishing Idaho Together conference next month to collaborate on food solutions utilizing public-private partnerships. One of those due to attend the co

PHOTO: A new study shows the outdoor recreation industry is worth $6 Billion a year in sales, and is connected to more than 77,000 jobs. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – The outdoor recreation industry in Idaho is flexing its economic muscle. A new report by the Outdoor Industry Association shows recreation in the state tied to more than $6 billion in sales each year and 77,000 thousand jobs. Mike Lanza, an outdoor author and blogger who is a

PHOTO: Suction dredge mining. Photo credit: J. Hayes

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho has been experiencing a mini gold rush as the price of the precious metal stays at record highs, with hundreds of miners heading to rivers and streams with motorized suction dredging equipment to try to extract gold flakes from riverbeds. One proposal for such an operation is fo

BOISE, Idaho - Fifty-two members of Congress from all around the country, and both parties, sent a letter to President Obama this week, asking him to move the controversy over endangered wild salmon and steelhead out of the courtroom and onto a table. Specifically, they want all stakeholders to meet

BOISE, Idaho - An Idahoan passionate about "helping people help themselves" is receiving national attention this week. Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force director Kathy Gardner has been named one of five finalists for the AARP Foundation's "Hunger Hero Award." If she wins, it will mean a $15,000 donatio

1 of 2 pages   1 2 >  Last »