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    PNS Daily News - January 29, 20150 

    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; the Supreme Court temporarily blocks three Oklahoma executions; the EPA is in the news on new smog pollution standards and concerns over factory farm pollution—plus preventing ski and snow boarding deaths.

Public News Service - South Dakota

PHOTO: The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

WASHINGTON - The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, compared with 2013, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children under age six were the victims in more than half the cases. The r...Read More

Public News Service - SD

Photo: A new program from USDA could help more people get into farming. Photo by GDNS.

YANKTON, S.D. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $18 million to help educate and develop the next generation of farmers. The funding is in the 2014 farm bill under the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program. Traci Bruckner, senior associate for Agriculture and Conservation P...Read More

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PHOTO: Carbon pollution rules for coal-fired power plants have been delayed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at least until summer. Photo credit: J.C. Willett/U.S. Geological Survey.

WASHINGTON – Rules designed to reduce carbon emissions from coal power plants are being delayed, with the Environmental Protection Agency saying there may need to be clarifications related to technology, and opponents accusing the agency of buying time to stop Republican leaders in Congress fr...Read More

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PHOTO: The April 15 income-tax filing deadline will be here before many South Dakotans know it, which is why experts say a little preparation now will make tax time less stressful. Photo credit: M. Shand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With the new year just under way, experts say a little time spent preparing for tax season in the next few days will pay off in the months ahead. Luis Garcia, spokesperson with the Internal Revenue Service, says now is the time to make sure you know where all your important tax ...Read More

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PHOTO: While acetaminophen is helpful in treating some cold symptoms, medical experts say it can cause liver damage if not taken correctly. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Most adults in South Dakota and across the nation will get one to three colds every year, and experts say there are some things to keep in mind before heading to the drugstore for treatment. Dr. Angela Golden, nurse practitioner and co-president with the American Association of N...Read More

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Photo: South Dakota is offering scholarships to students willing to work for 3 years. Picture by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state will partner with businessman T. Denny Sanford to begin the Build Dakota scholarship program. Sanford will donate $25 million, which the state will match. The program would provide 300 scholarships per year to students who commit to ...Read More

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PHOTO: Broadband Internet service can be difficult to find in rural South Dakota. An advocacy group for rural Americans says that could change if Internet service was regulated more like telephone service. Photo credit: J. Oster.

YANKTON, S.D. - "A big win for rural communities." That's how the National Rural Assembly views President Obama's endorsement of treating broadband service like telephone service. Edyael Casaperalta is coordinator of Rural Broadband Policy Group of the National Rural Assembly, a national coalition ...Read More

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PHOTO: Scammers have found ways to grab cash right off of gift cards, a problem that seems to peak during the holidays. Photo credit: J. Oster.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It is the season of giving - but for con artists, it's the season of taking, and consumers have to be wary. Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP South Dakota, said the group has developed some tools to outsmart the scammers through its Fraud Watch Network. For example, she sai...Read More

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