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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - SD: Consumer Issues

The current limit for line speeds in poultry processing factories is 140 birds per minute. (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – Consumer safety could be at risk from the poultry industry's proposal to allow faster line speeds in factories, workers' rights advocates say. The National Chicken Council, which represents the industry, has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant increased line

Rural health care facilities in South Dakota face a workforce shortage, according to an official from the South Dakota Department of Health. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PIERRE, S.D. – Outside of the major cities in South Dakota and across the country, communities on Thursday are celebrating National Rural Health Day. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued a proclamation marking the day. More than 60 million Americans live in rural areas. And Tom Mar

Opponents say the so-called school choice movement will divert money from public schools. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota public school boosters have the policy known as school choice, and its potential expansion, on their radar screens and are gearing up to push back in the upcoming legislative session. Since assuming office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made a big push

There are more than 60,000 military veterans in South Dakota. (Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller/U.S. Air Force)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – AARP and South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley are teaming up to help military veterans protect themselves against fraud. AARP South Dakota's Fraud Watch Network is holding an event for veterans Monday in Sioux Falls and Thursday in Rapid City. AARP State Director

This holiday season, South Dakotans should use vegetables and fruits to add some color and vitamins to their meals, health experts say. (jill111/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The holiday season is around the corner, and while that means fun get-togethers with family and friends, it also means hearty meals that can add up at the waistline. That's why health professionals and the American Heart Association are celebrating Eat Smart Day today, as well as

Open enrollment for health insurance on the federal marketplace has been cut from three months to 45 days this year. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. – The open-enrollment period to purchase health insurance on the federal marketplace begins Wednesday. Folks in South Dakota can go to healthcare.gov or get local help at getcoveredsouthdakota.org, which includes scheduling in-person meetings for help signing up. Shelly Ten Nape

In phishing scams, a person pretends to be from a reputable institution in an email in order to steal personal information. (aitoff/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. – October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and AARP South Dakota's Fraud Watch Network is offering a few tips for staying safe online. First, create strong passwords and change them often, preferably every three months on sensitive accounts. Using phrases instead of something l

Nearly 70 percent of South Dakota enrollees in Medicaid and CHIP are children. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota and the rest of the country saw the number of uninsured children drop to historic lows in 2016, according to a new report. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found fewer than 5 percent of children nationwide are uninsured. In South Dakota

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