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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


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Public News Service - ND: Education

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

New research finds that North Dakota schools are not making the grade when it comes to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for kids with asthma or allergies. Credit: AskinTulayOver.

BISMARCK, N.D. – As students across North Dakota try to make the grade upon their return to class, new research shows schools in the state are falling short of the honor roll when it comes to protecting children with asthma or allergies. A study from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Amer

Class will soon be back in session for kids across North Dakota and an ever growing number will find local foods in their school cafeterias. Credit: Steve Debenport.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As children across North Dakota prepare to soon head back to school, a growing number of students will find local offerings in the lunch line. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one-fourth of the districts in the state report having Farm to School programs, but

A new poll finds that healthier cafeteria meals are supported by a majority of North Dakota public school parents. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The meals that North Dakota schoolchildren are being served are getting healthier, and a new poll shows that's exactly what a majority of residents across the state want. The survey by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that 90 percent of both North Dakota public school parents and voters

Training taught in schools is increasing the number of North Dakotans who know how to perform hands-only CPR. Credit: John Trainor/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – This is National CPR Awareness Week and in North Dakota the number of people who are able to step up and save the life of someone with cardiac arrest is growing every year. With approval from lawmakers in 2013, North Dakota is now providing funds for CPR training of students

PHOTO: A new USDA report shows many high skill jobs in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment sectors, but not enough college graduates to fill them. Photo credit: ackab1/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – New research shows a growing demand for highly skilled workers in agriculture, but not enough young people are choosing that field of study. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are nearly 60,000 high skill job openings in the nation's food, agriculture, re

PHOTO: Nationally, more than 11 million low-income kids received free or reduced-price school breakfast in the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 320,000 from the previous school year. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

BISMARCK, N.D. - More kids across the nation are starting the day with a healthy meal. The latest study shows another increase in the number of low-income children taking part in school breakfast programs. The report from the Food Research and Action Center shows that participation increased by abo

PHOTO: Mentors and young people are matched up according to their interests, from hunting and sports to games and movies. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest/Flickr.

DICKINSON, N.D. - Those North Dakotans who have resolved to make a difference this year are being encouraged to consider becoming mentors to young people. A variety of mentoring programs in cities statewide match at-risk children with caring adults, but many more are in need of strong role models.

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