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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - ID: Criminal Justice

Early-education advocates of all stripes met with legislators in informational meetings at the Capitol on Wednesday. (joevare/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Early-childhood education advocates of all stripes, including the lieutenant governor, educators, members of the military and business leaders, met with the Idaho House and Senate education committees in two informational meetings on Wednesday. Although advocates are unlikely to

A screenshot from a video made at the Bettencourt Dairy in Hansen, which sparked Idaho's ag-gag law. (Mercy for Animals)

BOISE, Idaho – An Idaho law that discourages undercover investigations at large-scale livestock farms is headed for a showdown in federal court, in a case that could have implications across the West. Last summer, a district court struck down Idaho's so-called "ag-gag" law. The state appealed

Nez Perce tribal members have completed Stewards of Children training to prevent child sexual abuse. Credit: juanesety/iStock

LAPWAI, Idaho – One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. Non-Indian men commit more than 80 percent of sex crimes on reservations. And 90 percent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. Those statistics were part of the Nez Perce tribe's recent Sha

PHOTO: Idaho would receive incentives for locking up fewer juveniles, under a newly updated Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act introduced in Congress. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BOISE, Idaho - Congress is set to consider updating a decades-old law that guides states on the custody and care of juveniles in the criminal justice system. Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act was introduced late last week, and one big change would be providing i

PHOTO: A report released today that examines educational programs in juvenile justice facilities finds most are doing more harm than good. Idaho may be an exception. Photo courtesy of fbi.gov

BOISE, Idaho – When you have a captive audience, there is great opportunity. A report released today by the Southern Education Foundation on educational programs in juvenile justice facilities across the country finds that most may be doing more harm than good because of the missed opportunit

PHOTO: Idaho is featured in a new report that finds states are changing juvenile justice laws to keep kids out of adult prisons. The Campaign for Youth Justice compiled the legislative changes. Photo courtesy CFYJ.

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho is featured in a new report that finds states are changing juvenile justice laws to keep young people out of adult prisons. The Campaign for Youth Justice compiled the legislative changes, noting that the Gem State now directs juveniles to juvenile facilities even when t

BOISE, Idaho - A trusted, popular figure accused of child sexual abuse - with associates accused of covering it up. That description of the Penn State case is a typical child-abuse scenario - but the abuse can be prevented, and the Gem State has an active anti-abuse campaign. In more than 90 perce

BOISE, Idaho - When youths act up, a new report says, locking them up is the wrong thing to do in most cases. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation lays out research that shows incarceration doesn't prevent juvenile crime or improve public safety and are a waste of taxpayer money - and mos

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