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    PNS Weekend Update - May 23, 20150 


    In focus on our nationwide rundown: The U.S. Senate shoots down a comprise on domestic spying; a new survey finds a majority of voters in the Lone Star State oppose LGBT discrimination; and a safety mindset for boaters over this long Memorial Day weekend.

Public News Service - South Dakota

Photo: People can help those that are hungry by adding a row to their garden this spring. Photo by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - To celebrate its 40th anniversary and help feed hungry people, Feeding South Dakota is starting its "Plant A Row" campaign with a goal of receiving 40,000 pounds of fresh produce. The organizations Development Director Kerri DeGraff says while the organization normally asks for...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows kids in crisis do better in a family setting. Photo credit: Jerry Oster.

VERMILLION, S.D. - A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says that in tough times, kids do better in families, and have the best chance for success in life. The report, "Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success," highlights sobering s...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: Bees are disappearing in South Dakota and around the globe, and scientists say a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids is contributing to the decline in bee colonies. Photo credit: miniperium/morguefile.com.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The sound of a buzzing bee may signal the threat of a sting, but it also means important pollinators are doing their job as part of a balanced ecosystem. Elizabeth Ouzts, communications director for Environment America, says not only do bees keep gardens beautiful, they p...Read More

Public News Service - SD

Photo: A new study shows rural residents should call 911 if they think they are having a heart attack. Photo by GDNS

SSIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The natural instinct for many people in rural areas is to jump in the car and hurry to the nearest hospital if there are signs of a heart attack. A new study from the American Heart Association shows better outcomes from calling 911 and waiting for an ambulance. A review of mor...Read More

Public News Service - SD

Photo: An AARP survey indicates caregivers of the elderly in South Dakota need help and support. Image by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – AARP South Dakota has released findings of a statewide survey highlighting family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs in the state. The survey recognizes and supports the important role many South Dakotans play throughout the years as family caregivers. Sarah Je...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: For most teachers, teaching is more than just a job, and with the school year winding down it is a good time to tell a teacher, "Thanks." Photo credit: jsoto/pixabay.com

PIERRE, S.D. - The school year is winding down across the state, and with end-of-the-year tests and graduations, it can be easy to forget what teachers and students have achieved together. Mary McCorkle, president of the South Dakota Education Association, said most of us were lucky to have that sp...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: Research from AARP crunches the potential costs of employing older workers and finds the value experience outweighs the cost. Courtesy: SMU.EDU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The trend in South Dakota and the nation finds an increase in the number of older workers on the job and looking for work and a new study is doing some myth-busting about the supposed costs of those workers. AARP's manager of financial security, education and outreach Laura Bo...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: A new study finds that heart attack patients who take a private vehicle to the hospital delay their treatment by 15 minutes when compared with calling 911 for an ambulance.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. The American Heart Association uses May as a time to educate people about the risk factors and signs of stroke. Dr. J. Sharma, a neurologist at Sanford Health in Sioux F...Read More

Public News Service - SD

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