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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - ND: Health Issues

There are more than 1,400 oil and gas wells located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — A coalition of groups, including members of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, are suing the Trump administration for its decision to rescind the methane-waste prevention rule on oil and gas operations. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently rolled back prot

A new survey of North Dakota voters age 50 and over shows more than half disapprove of the job performance of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress. (Twenty20.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Older North Dakota voters are united in their concerns over health care and personal finances, according to a new poll out today. State Director of AARP North Dakota Josh Askvig said older Americans vote in larger numbers than any other age group, so a survey was commissione

Colorado and eight other states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. (Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Backers of a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use in North Dakota say it could be a major step for criminal justice reform. The state attorney general has until August 13 to verify signatures and determine if the initiative qualifies for the ballot. Petitioners tur

Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition, but officials caution North Dakotans to be prepared if they're going to take part. (Fargo-Moorhead CVB/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – With Independence Day celebrations also comes the heightened risk of fires. Officials are cautioning folks setting off fireworks to stay safe and also be careful not to start wildfires. Robert Knuth, a training director with the North Dakota Firefighters' Association, says e

Some North Dakota farmers markets offer tips for how to cook fresh produce. (Lance Cheung/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota recipients of SNAP benefits have a chance to make those benefits go farther and toward healthy choices this summer. Farmers markets in Bismarck and Fargo offer matching incentives for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, meaning folks' EBT dollars go t

North Dakota saw the biggest jump in suicides of any state from 2014 to 2016. (embracethewanderlust/Twenty20)

FARGO, N.D. - Mental-health officials want North Dakotans to know there are ample resources available for people who experience depression. The risk of suicide is on the country's conscience right now, with the recent death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, and a Centers for Disease Control and P

Five-year-old Cruz Krause survived a rare and deadly form of stroke due to a quick response from the medical system. (Callie Krause)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Public health advocates are gathering at the North Dakota capitol Wednesday to mark American Stroke Month. The Peace Garden State has been working on better and faster emergency response times for stroke victims. Last year, the state received more than $5.5 million for the

A conservation group gave North Dakota's water systems an F. (Joe Pell/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's Drinking Water Week in North Dakota, and watchdogs are calling for transparency for the state's water systems. Scott Edwards, co-director of Food and Water Justice at Food and Water Watch, says the oil and gas industry and industrial agriculture are two of the biggest c

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