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    PNS Daily News - March 31, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: Opponents want Indiana’s controversial Religious freedom Restoration Act amended or repealed; Older Americans in Phoenix will be voicing their concerns as part of the White House Conference on Aging; controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is expected to show his support today for a state takeover of public lands.

Public News Service - North Dakota

PHOTO: There are thousands of opportunities for college graduates searching for work in North Dakota, but a new report puts the state in the middle of the pack when it comes to online job postings that require a degree. Photo credit: Luke Jones/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – There are thousands of opportunities for college graduates searching for work in North Dakota, but a new report puts the state in the middle of the pack when it comes to online job postings that require a degree. North Dakota is ranked 25th in the report by the Georgetown Un...Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has kicked off its new Tips From Former Smokers campaign, highlighting health effects beyond the heart and lungs. Photo credit: Francois Karm/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Colon cancer, vision problems and myths about vaping - using e-cigarettes - are featured in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's new "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Smoking-related health damages beyond the heart and lungs are not well known although scientifically ...Read More

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PHOTO: North Dakotans are being urged to "Rethink Your Drink" with one 12-ounce soda having around 40 grams of sugar, which in itself is more than the daily recommendation on added sugars from the American Heart Association. Photo credit: frankieleon/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - March is National Nutrition Month, and those across the state wanting to make some positive changes are being told to "Rethink Your Drink." Deanna Askew, licensed dietitian with the North Dakota Department of Health, says far too many children and adults are getting an unhealthy e...Read More

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PHOTO: According to a new report released by a broad coalition of organizations, LGBT women in North Dakota and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit: Ashley Campbell/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Nearly 12 percent of North Dakotans live in poverty, and a new report finds that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves...Read More

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PHOTO: A groundbreaking study identifies, for the first time, some of the treatable factors that can prevent chronic kidney disease in children, which potentially could prevent kids from having to undergo costly and painful interventions such as dialysis. Photo credit: Becre8tv/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study released Thursday that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady was the co-principal investigator on the st...Read More

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PHOTO: North Dakota families are being reminded this week to make sure any dangerous medications or household products are kept locked up or out of reach. More than two million accidental poisonings occur in the U.S. each year. Photo credit: Psyberartist/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As National Poison Prevention Week continues, local experts say some simple steps around the home can help reduce the chances of accidental poisoning, especially among children. Poisoning is the leading cause of death from injuries in the U.S. Mandy Slag, injury prevention program ...Read More

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PHOTO: A committee hearing is expected Tuesday in the North Dakota Senate on a bill providing support for the state's nearly 110,000 unpaid family caregivers. Photo credit: AARP.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Supporters of a bill that seeks to provide some assistance for North Dakota's thousands of unpaid family caregivers are hoping that the legislation will be restored when it comes before a Senate committee Tuesday morning. The CARE Act already has been approved by the House, but Jos...Read More

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PHOTO: It has become the world's largest civic observance, and thousands of people in North Dakota are making plans to take part in the 45th annual Earth Day with events to be held on and around April 22. Photo credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the spring-like weather that's now being enjoyed across North Dakota, residents are busy making plans and getting ready for next month's 45th annual Earth Day celebration. A number of events will be held in communities across the state at which people can get involved, althoug...Read More

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