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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - ND: Human Rights/Racial Justice

PHOTO: North Dakota is considering a plan to expand Medicaid eligibility in the state, which could allow for up to 30,000 more residents to be covered.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota is considering whether to expand the state's Medicaid program, as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. Among the supporters of such action is AARP of North Dakota. Associate State Director for Advocacy Josh Askvig says expanding the program would allow more of those

PHOTO: Food shelf use in North Dakota is up 6.5% this year. Courtesy Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

FARGO, N.D. - Despite North Dakota's oil boom and low jobless rate, people there still struggle to put food on the table. Jessica Arneson, agency relations manager with the Great Plains Food Bank, says the number seeking help through Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota programs this year is up.

BISMARCK, N.D. - In these days of nasty political ads, there is something refreshing gaining popularity on YouTube - a North Dakota singer-songwriter who has come up with a song that brings attention to problems in the drilling fields of the western part of the state. Kris Kitko says the state's le

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Transportation tries to make sure that its projects for the future don't disturb the history of the past, particularly for the state's Native American tribes. The agency has an employee whose job is to make the road less bumpy. That person is Jeani B

BISMARCK, N.D. - This Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is credited for helping North Dakotans with disabilities have equal access to buildings and jobs. Russell Cuask, director of the North Dakota Division of Vocational Education, says the Act si

Bismarck, ND - When the "Disabilities Amendment Act" takes effect next month, it will include more North Dakotans under the protection of the original "Americans with Disabilities Act" (ADA). The new law means new protections for people who use hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and, in some cases, peo

Bismarck, ND – The largest minority group in North Dakota is people with disabilities. With Disabilities Awareness Month beginning Saturday, Jim Moench with the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium warns that protections laid out in the Americans with Disabilities Act are being eroded

Iraq is on the agenda in Congress this week, with a variety of proposals to redeploy U.S. troops. A North Dakota lawmaker may hold a deciding vote. One proposal in the Senate would require the Secretary of Defense to reduce troops within 120 days of passage and complete the transition by April of 2

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