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    PNS Daily News - April 28, 20160 

    Featured on today’s nationwide rundown; some interesting developments in the race for the White House; the focus is on preventable workplace deaths on this Worker’s Memorial Day; and conservation groups say efforts to save the Mexican gray wolf are falling short.

Public News Service - South Dakota

A new report says about 17,000 South Dakota children are facing more obstacles in their young lives as a result of a parent's incarceration. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Some "tough-on-crime" policies may be having unintended consequences for thousands of South Dakota children, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. Children of incarcerated parents face more serious roadblocks to opportunities in life, the report said. It noted that abo...Read More

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A new measure of ozone and particle air pollution shows parts of South Dakota are becoming unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as people living with asthma. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - For the most part, air quality in South Dakota is earning passing marks in the new State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. Eight South Dakota counties with air-quality monitors earned at least a "C" grade in regard to particle pollution. And Rapid City tied for ...Read More

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Advocates for survivors of sexual assault say South Dakota's rape kit testing law falls short by not requiring the state to find out exactly how many kits are sitting untested. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's new rape kit testing law is now in effect, but a sexual assault victims' group argues it may not go far enough to tackle the state's backlog. Currently, only about 350 untested rape kits are accounted for in South Dakota. Researchers at the Joyful Heart Foundation, ho...Read More

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South Dakota lawmakers soon may hold a special session to vote on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, while federal lawmakers consider a budget plan that could repeal the ACA. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – As House lawmakers continue voting on their federal budget this week, a budget watchdog group is comparing several big proposals. The National Priorities Project (NPP) analyzed the details of federal budget plans from President Barack Obama, the House Budget Committee and the ...Read More

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Dozens of South Dakota libraries are holding events to celebrate National Library Week. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - It's National Library Week and libraries across South Dakota are celebrating in several ways, including forgiving fines for overdue books. South Dakota is home to about 115 libraries, many of which now are providing a lot more services than loaning books. State Librarian Daria Bossma...Read More

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The CDC suggests more testing is needed even as new numbers show the rate of autism among U.S. children has plateaued. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.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 a...Read More

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A new survey shows South Dakota has the third-lowest percentage of clean-energy jobs per capita in the Midwest. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota is playing catch-up with other Midwestern states for jobs in the clean-energy field, according to a new report. The Clean Jobs Midwest survey shows that out of 12 Midwestern states South Dakota has the third-lowest number of clean-energy jobs per capita at a little more...Read More

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Native American tribal leaders are taking a 20-mile ceremonial horse ride to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Several tribal groups today are kicking off a protest over the nearly $4 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline project. Tribal members are joining in a 20-mile horse ride inside the Standing Rock Reservation to set up a camp site at the Cannonball River near the North Dakota-South Dakot...Read More

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