PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 

A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - ND: Women's

PHOTO: Months of heated debate are quickly coming to a close, as North Dakotans will vote next week on eight ballot measures in all, the first with a focus on abortion. Photo credit: Letta Page

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakotans will vote on eight measures when they head to the polls next week, and among the most contentious of them is the first. Measure 1 would amend the state constitution, as supporters say, to protect the laws on abortion that already are on the books. Among those pushi

PHOTO: A mammography offers the best tool to detect breast cancer early, increasing treatment options and improving odds of survival. Photo credit: Army Medicine/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Women across North Dakota are being reminded of the importance of early detection for the successful treatment of breast cancer on this National Mammography Day. Barbara Steiner, clinical coordinator, Woman's Way, North Dakota Department of Health, says the sooner a tumor is discove

IMAGE: This coming Friday is Wear Red Day. The annual event from the American Heart Association aims to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading killer of women. CREDIT: AHA

FARGO, N.D. - When one mentions a heart attack, the first vision that comes to mind is often a man grasping at his chest. However, heart disease actually takes the lives of more women than men. To raise awareness of the prevalence, Dr. Rawa Sarji, a cardiologist at Sanford Health, said it is time to

PHOTO: Enrollment is under way under the expansion of Medicaid in North Dakota, allowing thousands more low-income residents to access health insurance. CREDIT: Aaron Traffas

BISMARCK, N.D. – For thousands of low-income North Dakotans, the coming of the New Year also means an opportunity to secure health insurance. Lawmakers this past session approved an expansion to the state's Medicaid program, and Josh Askvig, associate state director of advocacy for AARP of N

PHOTO: It's becoming more common to see women operating farms and ranches in the region, and the Center for Rural Affairs is working to connect them with resources they may not otherwise know are available. Photo credit: Solly Markovitch

BISMARCK, N.D. - The number of women getting involved in agriculture continues to grow, and efforts are under way across the region to help them achieve success. During the past decade, said Kim Preston, a research assistant for the Center for Rural Affairs, there's been a roughly 30 percent increa

Parents who don't pay their child support are not just hurting their own children. Image by Jeremy Brown

BISMARCK, N.D. - When it comes to making child support payments, North Dakota non-custodial parents are among the nation's best. Jim Fleming, director of the state's Child Support Enforcement Program, says the latest figures show that nearly 75 percent of child support was paid in the month it was

BISMARCK, N.D. - The state's housing crunch is putting a major strain on programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Janelle Moos, executive director of the North Dakota Council on Abused Women Services, says there aren't enough housing options for women looking to escape abusive situations.

BISMARCK, N.D, - Women are often known to put the needs of others first, but this week they're being urged to make sure they're at the top of their own priority list - taking care of themselves. Dr. Jacinta Klindworth at Coal Country Community Health Center says that's the goal of National Women's

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