PNS Daily Newscast - March 20, 2018 

President Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers and Granite State advocates say they oppose the get tough approach. Also on today’s rundown: a protest against the expansion of tar-sands oil refining in California; and in Seattle, a group demands a moratorium on youth jail construction.

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Public News Service - ND: Livable Wages/Working Families

More than 35 percent of minimum-wage earners are 40 or older. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — A proposal to raise North Dakota's minimum wage to $15 an hour could be heading to voters this November. Supporters of the initiative are awaiting approval from Secretary of State Al Jaeger's office and expect to hear back by March 14. Currently, the state has set it at the

Protests to save net neutrality are scheduled for Dec. 7. (Credo Action/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – What will repealing net neutrality rules mean for communities in rural America? Public interest groups say it could present unique challenges. The Federal Communications Commission will vote next week on chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to roll back current rules that force In

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has become integral to the GOP's efforts to pass health-care reform. (Bob Nichols/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

FARGO, N.D – Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota has become a key vote for Republicans looking to pass health-care reform. As support for the legislation waned, including from Hoeven, leaders in the Senate pushed back a vote on their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. With the

Legal Services of North Dakota, which provides legal help for poor residents of the state, could lose half its funding under President Trump's proposed budget. (BernardaSv/iStock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – When members of Congress return to Washington D.C. next week, the top issue on their agenda will most likely be the budget. Tucked into the Trump administration's proposed $54 billion cut to domestic programs, is the complete defunding of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC),

Thousands of North Dakota parents who are behind in child support payments are getting some unique help to catch up. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With Father's Day just around the corner, North Dakota officials are now offering some forgiveness for parents who've been late on their child support payments. For the first time the state's child support service is setting up what's called the Amnesty Project for parents who ow

Family-farm advocates say a new lawsuit challenging North Dakota's decades-old corporate-farming ban is a last-ditch effort allow non-family corporations to operate in the state. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A new federal lawsuit over North Dakota's anti-corporate-farming law is getting criticism from family-farm advocates. The North Dakota Farm Bureau is asking a federal judge to declare the 84-year-old law unconstitutional, just days before North Dakotans vote on ballot Measure 1, w

As North Dakota voters prepare to weigh in on the state's corporate-farming law, family-farm advocates hold public discussions in four towns this week. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Starting today, family-farm advocates host a series of talks about the state's anti-corporate-farming bill. North Dakota is one of only a handful of states that doesn't allow corporate farming. But on June 14, voters will decide whether to reverse that with Senate Bill 2351, to al

A four-year plan to provide job training for hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors is under review. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today is the final day for public comments on a four-year plan to continue bringing part-time jobs and training to hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors. The federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is intended to help about 300 North Dakotans who ar

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