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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 


    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

Public News Service - North Dakota

A four-year plan to provide job training for hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors is under review. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today is the final day for public comments on a four-year plan to continue bringing part-time jobs and training to hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors. The federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is intended to help about 300 North Dakotans who ar...Read More

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Thousands of North Dakota children are facing greater challenges in life due to a parent's incarceration, according to a new report. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Some tough-on-crime policies may be having unintended consequences for thousands of North Dakota children, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It says children of incarcerated parents face more serious roadblocks to opportunities in life. The repo...Read More

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A new survey of air-quality alerts for ozone and particle pollution lists several North Dakota county rankings as slipping for the first time in years. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - For the first time in several years, North Dakota's air quality is getting less-than perfect marks in the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. Out of eight North Dakota counties with air-quality monitors, the report shows that six received "B" grades ...Read More

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As part of Stress Awareness Month, state health officials are reminding parents and educators that the end of the school year can be a stressful time for some students. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - April is Stress Awareness Month, and North Dakota health officials say it's a good time to remember that young students sometimes can need help in managing chronic stress. Alison Traynor, suicide-prevention director at the North Dakota Department of Health, said stressors such as b...Read More

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Research shows people over 55 are starting a new business at a slightly higher rate than people ages 20-34, and AARP North Dakota is hosting a series of workshops to help them succeed. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Older North Dakotans who are looking to start new businesses have some help coming their way. Starting this week, AARP North Dakota and the U.S. Small Business Administration are hosting a series of free Encore Entrepreneur workshops. The idea is to dispel the popular percep...Read More

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According to a budget watchdog group, the current House budget plan does not line up with most Americans' expectations of where they want their tax dollars spent. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – As House lawmakers continue a debate over their federal budget this week, a budget watchdog group is comparing the details of three big proposals. The National Priorities Project (NPP) looked over budget plans from President Barack Obama, the House Budget Committee and the C...Read More

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Like much of the country, North Dakota's emergency ambulance system is facing staffing and funding shortages. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Emergency ambulance services across the country are facing serious staffing shortages, but some health care groups in North Dakota are trying to take the lead on the issue. According to the state's EMS Association, most of those services rely on trained volunteer emergency ...Read More

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New numbers from the CDC show that autism affects about 1 in 68 U.S. children, but doctors suggest more testing is needed. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - April is National Autism Awareness Month and the numbers are holding steady in the U.S. according to the latest snapshot of autism spectrum disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied eight-year-olds in 11 states and said one in 68 children is diagnosed as...Read More

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