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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - ID: Consumer Issues

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

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 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

Idaho lacks child care regulations compared to every other state, so it's up to parents to ask the right questions when choosing child care providers. (Anita Peppers/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho ranks 52nd in the country, behind Guam and Puerto Rico, for its lack of child care licensing and regulations, according to the group Child Care Aware of America. So, just because providers are licensed doesn't mean they're following best practices. The Idaho Associatio

A recent AARP survey indicates too many people haven't heeded warnings about using unsecured public Wi-Fi networks. (d3Damon/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho — Statistics show that cybercrime cost Americans $800 million dollars in 2015. Now AARP is launching a new campaign to help combat online fraud. The "Watch Your Wi-Fi" campaign aims to educate people about the risks of having private information exposed when they use social netw

Tips to avoiding crowds at Yellowstone include visiting before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. (Kim Keating/USGS)

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Visiting Yellowstone National Park in the summer is an American vacation classic, but that also means you won't be the only person standing in line waiting to see Old Faithful. The U.S. national parks system is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2016, and Yellowstone exp

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