PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 

The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Public News Service - ND: Education

BISMARCK, N.D. - With about a quarter of North Dakota's children ages 10 to 17 overweight, getting a nutritious school meal is critical. Two-thirds of school children get about one-third of their total calories from a lunch through the National School Lunch Program, and that food travels on average

FARGO, N.D. - The American Heart Association believes that everyone should know CPR, so to make sure the youngest North Dakotans can perform the life-saving technique, the AHA is launching the "Be the Beat" challenge. It is going out to all school basketball teams in the state, where every school ha

Washington D.C. – The latest estimate is that North Dakota's share of the recently-approved federal economic stimulus bill is 500 million dollars, but one of the hidden benefits will be the state's share in roughly 142 billion dollars set aside nationally for children's programs. Barb Tenges

Bismarck, ND – When the North Dakota Legislature begins its 61st session next week, it will decide on a two-year budget. Don Morrison, executive director of the nonpartisan, progressive advocacy group, believes the expected one billion dollar surplus is a golden opportunity to mak

Bismarck, ND – The November ballot could fundamentally change how North Dakota spends and collects money. "Measure One" is a constitutional amendment that would approve a permanent, protected oil trust fund. Proponents say the fund would work much like a savings account, with the interest inco

Jamestown, ND – Many North Dakota children are overweight; one of the reasons may be too much time spent playing video games. Accordingly, there's action to promote some positive "screen time" for kids in the state. A new Web site launched by the American Heart Association of North Dakota (AH

Bismarck, ND - More than 600 students from 35 tribal colleges across the country were in Bismarck this week for the annual American Indian Higher Education Consortium conference. There were workshops, seminars, and nationally-known speakers addressing everything from climate change to leadership.

Bismarck, ND - David Gipp will be honored Tuesday by his peers for 30 years of service as president of the United Tribes Technical College. The school has gone from providing education to just a few students to over 1,100 now. Gipp says this is only the beginning. "We're going to grow some more fr

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