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    PNS Daily News - September 3, 20150 


    We’re covering a range of topics in today’s news including: Congress sets a date on the Planned Parenthood debate; in a step away from technology, Texas takes the lead in face-to-face jail visits; and the earth is losing its trees at alarming rates.

Public News Service - North Dakota

The Life is Why Family Health Challenge encourages families to eat healthier and get more regular physical activity over the next four weeks and into the future. Credit: Creativestock.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The number of children who are overweight or obese in North Dakota has been swelling for decades, but a month-long event starting Tuesday aims to gain some traction in reversing that trend. The Life is Why Family Health Challenge is broken down into four themed weeks. Americ...Read More

Public News Service - ND

U.S. taxpayers have lost an estimated $380 million since 2006 because of flaring and venting of natural gas at drilling sites on federal lands. Credit: sakakawea7.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's U.S. senators are being urged to support efforts to have the federal government take action to end the waste of natural gas at drilling sites on public lands and the loss of the associated revenue. An ad campaign launched this week in North Dakota and several other s...Read More

Public News Service - ND

New research finds that North Dakota schools are not making the grade when it comes to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for kids with asthma or allergies. Credit: AskinTulayOver.

BISMARCK, N.D. – As students across North Dakota try to make the grade upon their return to class, new research shows schools in the state are falling short of the honor roll when it comes to protecting children with asthma or allergies. A study from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Amer...Read More

Public News Service - ND

North Dakota lawmakers will convene Wednesday to begin a study on what can be done to better support family caregivers in the state. Credit: Silvia Jansen.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The next North Dakota Legislative Assembly is still more than a year away, but lawmakers are already busy preparing, including a meeting of the Interim Human Services Committee on Wednesday that will examine the issue of family care-giving. The panel will begin a study on wha...Read More

Public News Service - ND

People across North Dakota and the nation are encouraged to try to bring more joy into their lives during Happiness Happens Month. Credit: gruizza.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Looking at the brighter side is not always easy when things get you down, but North Dakotans and other folks around the country are being challenged this month to find ways to incorporate more happiness into their lives. August is Happiness Happens Month, established by the Secre...Read More

Public News Service - ND

Class will soon be back in session for kids across North Dakota and an ever growing number will find local foods in their school cafeterias. Credit: Steve Debenport.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As children across North Dakota prepare to soon head back to school, a growing number of students will find local offerings in the lunch line. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one-fourth of the districts in the state report having Farm to School programs, but...Read More

Public News Service - ND

While many are out and about across the state having fun in the sun, some are impacted by summertime Seasonal Affective Disorder. Credit: Chris Gramly.

BISMARK, N.D. – While much is made of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and its impact on people over the state's long winters, a number of people also experience the problem in the summer. Experts say the long days of heat and humidity can trigger the condition in someone prone to the disor...Read More

Public News Service - ND

Doctors says lawn-mower-related injuries to children are completely preventable with proper safety measures and common sense. Credit: Linda Kloosterhof.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Broken bones, amputations, and permanent disabilities are among the preventable injuries to children due to a dangerous mix of kids and lawn mowers. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dale Jarka with Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City says people need to teach children from th...Read More

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