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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Public News Service - ND: Early Childhood Education

North Dakota ranks last in the nation for early education participation rates for three- and four-year-olds. (Oksana Kuzmina/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's almost time for North Dakota kids to go back to school – but some of the state's youngest won't be getting an education just yet. The approach of the first day of the school year spotlights how few young North Dakotans are enrolled in early education programs R

New census data shows North Dakota saw the biggest drop in child poverty, but large disparities still exist, especially for Native populations. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota had the biggest drop in the country's child-poverty rate, but child well-being experts say there's more work to do, especially for Native families. The census data shows North Dakota saw a 20-percent drop in the state's child-poverty rate from 2011 to 2015. Experts po

Child-welfare experts are in Mandan for the 15th Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Hundreds of child-protection workers, teachers and foster parents are expected to be at today's kick off for North Dakota's 15th annual Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. The idea behind the meeting in Mandan is to help Native American families and communities provide be

North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H

November is National Diabetes Month, and experts are urging North Dakotans to watch what they eat. Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - With November being National Diabetes Month, diabetes experts in North Dakota are reminding people to be aware of how much and what they'll be eating during the holidays. Jane Myers is the diabetes management coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. She says more th

PHOTO: A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 66 percent of fourth graders in North Dakota are not proficient at reading, but that number grows to 78 percent among children from lower-income families. Photo credit: USAG-Humphreys.

BISMARCK, N.D. – There has been some progress over the past decade, but many young children still struggle with reading, across the nation and in North Dakota. A new report finds that only about one-third of children in the state is proficient at reading when he or she reaches the fourth gra

Photo: Following a national gathering in Washington D.C., hundreds of child care experts and advocates are now back home, ready to share new ideas on how child care programs can be rated for quality and improved where needed. Courtesy Build Initiative

BISMARCK, N.D. - People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers, and now there's a nationwide shift under way to provide similar guidelines for parents looking for a quality preschool or child care provider. Debi Mathias, director, QRIS National Learning Network,

PHOTO: Automatic spending cuts to the tune of $85-billion begin to take effect today under sequestration. In North Dakota, the cuts could total more than $25-million and public health is among the areas targeted. Photo credit: Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas.

FARGO, N.D. – Some $85 billion in automatic spending cuts nationwide begin to take effect Friday as mandated under broad federal budget cuts known as sequestration. The reductions will be rolled-out over the next seven months. Tim Trithart, chief executive officer with the Community Health

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