'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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Archive: March 14, 2016

Campaign trail disorder can impact voter decisions. (M. Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Arrests, cancelled rallies and heated exchanges among candidates plagued the presidential campaign over the weekend. And one political expert says the incidents can have an impact on the choices voters make in Tuesday's primary in Ohio. Dan Birdsong, a political science lec ...Read More

With Gov. Dennis Daugaard's approval now official, South Dakota teachers are expected to see pay raises starting this fall. (South Dakota Education Association)

PIERRE, S.D. - Now that Gov. Dennis Daugaard has approved a package of laws to raise South Dakota's lowest-in-the-nation teacher pay, educators say they're starting work on rolling out the changes. The new laws include a half-cent sales tax increase that will go toward raising teacher salaries to m ...Read More

Minnesota math teacher and coach Alex Ford helped his students (Riaz Kelly, Sasha Hydrie, Simon Mulrooney, Cali Rivera) become this year's top-placing team. (Terriann Rice)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As mathematicians celebrate "Pi Day" – with the date, 3-14, bearing the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi – four top-ranking Minnesota middle schoolers will be heading to Washington, D.C., for a national math competition after bringing home top honors i ...Read More

12,000 Arkansas able bodies adults will be cut off from the federal food stamp program on April 1st, and food pantries say they aren't ready. (dhhs.ne.gov)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The state estimates about 12,000 unemployed Arkansas residents will lose their food assistance benefits on April 1 because of reinstated work requirements. Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will now be limited to three months for able-bodi ...Read More

The ACLU is speaking out against SJR 39, which would allow individuals, organizations and businesses to deny some services for LGBT people. (Derek Paulson)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If SJR 39 wins approval in the Missouri House, state residents will vote on it later this year. The bill would prohibit the state from penalizing a person or business that declines to provide a service for a same-sex couple. Under the legislation, a cake decorator, fo ...Read More

Marriage equality is one of many issues funded by California philanthropic foundations honored this year with N.C.R.P. Impact Awards from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. (Ted Eytan)

Three California philanthropic foundations have won Impact Awards this year from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The award honors foundations that make grants to encourage diversity and empowerment of marginalized communities. One of the winners, the Sandler Foundation, has give ...Read More

New food-stamp regulations are going into effect in Maryland next month, and food pantries may not be able to handle the influx. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - People age 18 to 49 who are considered able-bodied adults with no dependents will lose SNAP benefits on April 1 unless they meet new federal requirements. They have to work at least 20 hours a week, be in school or participate in a volunteer or job-training program. Beth Martino, ...Read More

Angry with the direction of the legislative session, many West Virginians say they are organizing to have their voices heard during the next election. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Some West Virginians are expressing anger with legislators for not doing more to create jobs or close a big deficit, instead focusing on hot-button issues such as a rare kind of abortion. The legislative session ended over the weekend, still at an impasse over the budget and wit ...Read More

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