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    PNS Daily News - January 30, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; the Keystone Pipeline Bill could be on President Obama’s desk by next week for an expected veto; the U.S. Senate on the verge of addressing veteran suicide—and Super Bowl Sunday safety tips—why you should know your TV tipping point.

Public News Service - North Dakota

PHOTO: Mentors and young people are matched up according to their interests, from hunting and sports to games and movies. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest/Flickr.

DICKINSON, N.D. - Those North Dakotans who have resolved to make a difference this year are being encouraged to consider becoming mentors to young people. A variety of mentoring programs in cities statewide match at-risk children with caring adults, but many more are in need of strong role models. ...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: McDonald's is being urged to stop using meat that's been raised with antibiotics, following a new awareness campaign by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Photo credit: Elsie Hui/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - A new campaign has been launched urging the largest restaurant chain in the nation to stop purchasing meat that's been raised with antibiotics. Pamela Clough, campaign coordinator with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)'s Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics initiative, says...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: Excessive salt intake is a risk factor for high blood pressure, which the CDC says is a primary or contributing cause for 1,000 deaths in the United States each day. Photo credit: Morgan/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Concerns are being raised by a number of health organizations and physicians over new research that downplays the link between high sodium consumption and health problems. The study found no association between salt intake and risk of heart failure or mortality among the eld...Read More

Public News Service - ND

IMAGE: Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling removed limits on the amount of money an independent organization can spend on political campaigns. Illustration credit: DonkeyHotey/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - People and organizations around the state and country are marking the fifth anniversary today of a controversial decision on political spending by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling under Citizens United removed limits on campaign spending by organizations independent from the candi...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: It may be the middle of winter, but tax season will soon be arriving in North Dakota and across the country. The IRS is reminding taxpayers to take several cautionary steps when choosing a tax preparer. Photo credit: StockMonkeys.com/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins processing tax returns Tuesday, the agency offers a word of caution for those who will seek help from a paid professional. IRS spokesman Mark Hanson says most preparers are knowledgeable and trustworthy, but sometimes taxpayers can be mi...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: Homeowners are being urged to take action this month by testing for radon. The invisible gas is a leading cause of lung cancer and is present at high levels in a majority of North Dakota homes. Photo courtesy of National Cancer Institute.

BISMARCK, N.D. - It really is often a matter of out of sight, out of mind, but radon is a deadly danger in more homes than not in every part of the state, and the message on the importance of testing is clear. Justin Otto, radon coordinator with the North Dakota Department of Health, says the radioa...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: Time is running out for North Dakota farmers and ranchers to voice their concerns on how the Conservation Stewardship Program is set to operate for the next five years. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's an opportunity that only comes along once every five years, so as the public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) nears an end, North Dakota farmers and ranchers are being urged to make their voices heard. The program offers payments for actively...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: Financial advisers say now is the time to start planning and getting organized, so you're not caught in a pinch at the April 15 income tax-filing deadline. Photo credit: MoneyBlogNews/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – It is still more than three months away, but North Dakotans are being urged to spend a little time now to get ready for the upcoming income tax-filing season. Luis Garcia, a spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, says by locating and organizing all your important tax doc...Read More

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