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    PNS Daily News - February 27, 20150 

    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; House Republicans vow the net neutrality fight is far from over; around the globe it’s a day to stand up against bullying; and a California group goes after the dog and cat meat trade.

Public News Service - South Dakota

PHOTO: A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation uses a U.S. Census Bureau calculator that factors in assistance programs, instead of the standard federal poverty measurement. And there's good news for South Dakota, with 27,000 fewer children in poverty. Photo credit: luckyluke01750/

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The measuring tool for poverty has been recalibrated, and the new calculation tells a success story for South Dakota. A report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation uses a U.S. Census Bureau calculator that factors in state and federal assistance programs, something the official f...Read More

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PHOTO: It's already estimated smoking kills nearly a half-million people in the U.S. each year, including 1,200 in South Dakota. Now, new research points to even more associated deaths. Photo credit: Tela Chhe/Flickr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there are 21 different causes of death attributed to smoking, with some 480,0...Read More

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PHOTO: A woman's ability to manage stress is a major factor that affects her overall heart health. It's one message to heed for Heart Month in February. Photo courtesy of American Heart Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The emphasis will be on women and their heart health at the "Go Red for Women" luncheon, coming up this week in Sioux Falls. The event is part of February's "Heart Month" activities, and a fundraiser for research and education on heart disease. Women need to hear the important m...Read More

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PHOTO: The subprime auto financing market has seen strong growth over the past couple of years. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Similarities have been found in auto lending that look an awful lot like what happened in the mortgage market prior to the meltdown. Those trends are featured in a recent report from the Center for Responsible Lending. The center's senior vice president, Chris Kukla, ex...Read More

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PHOTO: When it comes to the debate over vaccines, an Illinois pediatrician says while a doctor’s role is to educate parents, they also need to respect the parents' right to make medical choices they feel are best for their child. Photo credit: Zaldylmg/Flickr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Doctors, parents and politicians all over the country are involved in a heated debate over vaccinations following a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. Top health leaders have linked the outbreak to children who were not vaccinated. Dr. Lainna Callentine vo...Read More

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Photo: The Backpack Program can help feed hungry children in South Dakota. Photo by GDNS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Instead of buying your loved one chocolates and a bouquet of roses this Valentine's Day, Feeding South Dakota is asking you instead to give a gift in its honor that will help feed a hungry child. Kerri DeGraff, development director for Feeding South Dakota, said "Share Your Lov...Read More

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PHOTO: Tom Wheeler (center), chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is seeking to regulate the Internet as a utility. Photo courtesy Federal Communications Commission.

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. - Internet use in South Dakota and across the nation soon could be regulated as a utility. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Wednesday that he will seek to have the Internet classified under Title II of the Communications Act. Whitney Kimball Coe...Read More

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PIERRE, S.D. – An agreement among a number of states could help improve access to health care, especially for rural residents. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact could allow more doctors to see patients across state lines. Erik Nelson, advocacy director for AARP South Dakota, says his ...Read More

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