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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - ND: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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.

GRAPHIC: ND report data

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota has received some very positive news in the latest look at the health and well-being of its children. The KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the state sixth in the nation overall. Richard Rathge, a policy analyst for North Dakota KIDS COUNT,

BISMARCK, N.D. - The American Heart Association is urging North Dakotans to hold the salt, as part of World Salt Awareness Week. Most people consume far too much sodium, an often-hidden enemy of cardiovascular health, according to registered dietitian Carrie McLeod, the association's state advocacy

BISMARCK, N.D. - The American Heart Association is on a mission to help people rediscover what's becoming a lost art - cooking a meal at home. Joan Enderle, communications director for the American Heart Association in North Dakota, says that group has partnered with the Walmart Foundationto launc

FARGO, N.D. - May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month across the nation. In North Dakota, more than 25 percent of adults report having high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That may seem high, but dietician Mary Larson with Family HealthCare Center, Fargo, says what is worse

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota is already among the top states in the nation for acres farmed organically, and funding available now may help boost its standing. Traci Bruckner, policy analyst with the Center for Rural Affairs, says $50 million is available through the Environmental Quality Incenti

GRAND FORKS, N. D. - Many rural North Dakotans put off dental exams and routine cleanings because of the cost, although they really don't have to. Community Health Centers' (CHC) dental clinics offer sliding-scale payment programs. Rachelle Gustafson is a dental hygienist at the CHC in Grand Forks.

BISMARCK, N.D. - These days many North Dakotans have questions about nutrition, like what does trans-fat mean? How much sodium is required daily? Every food item on the grocery store shelf has a nutrition label, but making sense of the information on that label isn't always so simple. However, t

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