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PNS Daily News - June 26, 2017 


We’re covering several issues in today’s news including: it’s a key week for Republicans drumming up support for health care legislation; mayors from around the country speak out against Trump’s climate policies; and why some cattle producers have a beef with the USDA.

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Craters of the Moon National Monument was originally designated in 1924. It was expanded in 2000. (BLM/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Public lands advocates from Idaho and around the country are in Washington Thursday to tell policymakers not to make changes to the country's national monuments, including Idaho's Craters of the Moon. The Interior Department is reviewing 27 monuments that have been designated

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

A number of undercover investigations have revealed cruel conditions for cows on dairy farms. (Scott Olson/GettyImages)

BOISE, Idaho – The state of Idaho is appealing a court decision that struck down its so-called ag-gag law, which was passed to punish food safety and animal rights activists who secretly film and reveal conditions for animals at agricultural facilities. Oral arguments on the law, which was r

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

Experts in fraud prevention say you should never give your personal information over the phone to someone you don't know. (Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Tax Day has come and gone, which means people are receiving their tax refunds. It also means it's high season for scams. An IRS scam has been sweeping the nation recently, with fraudsters calling victims and demanding that they owe the tax agency money. Cheryl Tussey, who

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

During the financial crisis, an Idaho credit union created a second-chance mortgage program to help out customers. (Investment Zen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – As confidence in big banks erodes, Idahoans are turning to credit unions to keep their money safe. More than 740,000 - or about 45 percent - of Gem State residents now are members of credit unions. From 2006 to 2016, a Gallup poll shows trust in banks declined by 22 percent.

A federal judge struck down Idaho's ag-gag law, which cracks down on whistleblowers who reveal conditions for animals at agricultural facilities. (Stephane Mignon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- When a district court threw out Idaho's "ag-gag" law, the state appealed the ruling - and that case is still in court. Oral arguments in the federal appeals case are expected in April over the Idaho law that makes it illegal for food-safety and animal-rights activists to gain emplo

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