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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2018 


The Senate votes to withdraw funding for the Saudi war in Yemen. Also on the Friday rundown: the Global Climate Conference reinforces the need for grassroots movements; and could this be the most wasteful time of year?

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Public News Service - ND: Women's Issues

U.S Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings are set to begin Sept. 4. (Office of the Vice President)

MINOT, N.D. – Rallies in North Dakota and nationwide are taking place on Sunday to protest President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. The protests coincide with Women's Equality Day, which celebrates the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that gave women th

More than 35 percent of minimum-wage earners are 40 or older. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — A proposal to raise North Dakota's minimum wage to $15 an hour could be heading to voters this November. Supporters of the initiative are awaiting approval from Secretary of State Al Jaeger's office and expect to hear back by March 14. Currently, the state has set it at the

Women farm or co-farm more than 300 million acres across the country. (Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Increasingly, women are the landowners of farms, but they often lack access to conservation programs and resources. That's why the American Farmland Trust (AFT) is starting its Women for the Land initiative. AFT Midwest Director Jennifer Filipiak says the key is to get inform

Women should know and understand their blood pressure to prevent their risk of heart diseases and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. (Tunstall/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. – Heart diseases and stroke claim one woman's life every 80 seconds. Friday, North Dakotans are encouraged to wear red for women. February is American Heart Month, and this year the focus is on women's heart health. Even though cardiovascular diseases are the number one killers o

Introducing Savanna's Act, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, is raising awareness about violence against Native American women. (Jay Mallin/Housing Assistance Council)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The murder of a Native American woman in North Dakota has inspired lawmakers in Congress to introduce a bill aimed at protecting Native women. The bill from North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is known as Savanna's Act for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, the pregnant 22-year-old Fargo

The director of the Red River Women's Clinic praises escorts for the support they provide to patients. (Marc Faletti/Rewire Multimedia)

FARGO, N.D. – A documentary featuring a Fargo clinic that offers abortion services has won the prize for best documentary short at the Nevada Film Festival. The film "Care in Chaos" compares the experiences of women at the Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo and a clinic in Charlotte, N.C., du

A new documentary compares the role law enforcement plays at clinics that offer abortion services in Fargo and Charlotte, N.C. (Marc Faletti/Rewire Multimedia)

FARGO, N.D. – Protests outside a clinic in Fargo that offers abortion services are now the subject of a documentary. The film, called "Care in Chaos," compares the experiences of women at the Fargo clinic, the only one in North Dakota to offer abortion services, and a clinic in Charlotte, N.

Thousands of North Dakota parents who are behind in child support payments are getting some unique help to catch up. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With Father's Day just around the corner, North Dakota officials are now offering some forgiveness for parents who've been late on their child support payments. For the first time the state's child support service is setting up what's called the Amnesty Project for parents who ow

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