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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Public News Service - South Dakota

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, health experts are urging South Dakotans to speak with their doctors about their risks, including high blood pressure. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and South Dakota health experts are urging people to be aware of the warning signs, and to take preventive measures. Having a stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., but researchers say it's oftentimes more disabling than...Read More

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New numbers show many parents face challenges to accessing financial assistance for child care programs, in South Dakota and across the country. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Wading through the paperwork involved in getting government help to pay for child care can be overwhelming to already overworked parents. A new report by the Center for American Progress looks at how difficult it can be for low-income families to navigate an underfunded child ...Read More

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South Dakota postal workers will be picking up and delivering food donations as part of a nationwide annual food drive. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - As one in eight South Dakotans continues to struggle with hunger, this weekend the state's letter carriers will be working to help. Saturday marks the 24th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The U.S. Postal Service is asking residents to set bags of non-perishab...Read More

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A new report by the CDC says a majority of about 6.4 million children, ages 2 to 5, are being treated for ADHD symptoms with medications. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs. The CDC also is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of treatment. Dr. Anne Schuchat...Read More

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Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are for the most part receiving the same access to care as their non-native counterparts, according to new data. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are largely faring as well as their non-native counterparts, according to a new report. But the data in the latest South Dakota Kids Count issue brief show there's room for improvement. Lisa Sanderson, associate director ...Read More

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A new report shows that families of incarcerated children have become effective advocates for changes in the juvenile-justice system. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Families of more than 170 young people in South Dakota will be feeling the pain of separation this Mother's Day weekend because of incarceration, a new report suggests. In many states, according to the "Mothers at the Gate" report from the Institute for Policy Studies, family members...Read More

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When it comes to the cost of child care and employment opportunities, a new analysis shows South Dakota ranks in the middle of the pack. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – With Mother's Day just around the corner, new research shows working moms in South Dakota may be having a tougher time than those in about half the country. Out of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., South Dakota ranked 25th on Wallethub's "Best and Worst States for Working Mo...Read More

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About 39,000 South Dakota children, or 18 percent, live in homes that may not have enough money to keep food on the table. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - More than 105,000 South Dakotans do not have access to enough food, according to new research that includes about 39,000 kids. This year's Map the Meal Gap report shows that across the state children are at a higher risk of food insecurity than any other age group. Kerri DeGraff, ...Read More

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