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PNS Daily News - November 21, 2019 


Sondland confirms a Ukraine quid pro quo; $1.5 trillion on the line for states in the 2020 Census Count; and time's almost up to weigh-in on proposed SNAP cuts.

2020Talks - November 21, 2019 


Last night, ten candidates took the stage for a more civil debate than we've seen so far this cycle to talk about issues from climate change to corruption in politics - but there were some tense moments.

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Public News Service - ND: Civic Engagement

NEW TOWN, N.D. – The Dakota Resource Council's annual meeting this year features a documentary on the people of a North Dakota town when the Bakken oil boom hit. "My Country No More" is about the western farm town of Trenton from 2011 to 2016, when industry – and money – flooded

Public Citizen found nearly two-thirds of former members of Congress have gone on to work for groups that seek to influence federal policies. (dima_sidelnikov/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. - When members of Congress leave office, an industry lobbying role often is in their future. A new report says states such as North Dakota could provide a model to help the federal government slow this revolving door. The consumer watchdog group Public Citizen applauded North Dakota

For first time, Pride Month will be celebrated on the lawn of North Dakota's Capitol. (Dustin White/Dakota OutRight)

BISMARCK, – Pride Month is coming to North Dakota's capital city next weekend. The state's LGBTQ community has events planned June 14 through 16 in Bismarck, including a riverboat cruise, drag show and multi-faith service and potluck. The community also is taking the celebration to the State

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota is preparing for the 2020 U.S. census. (Neeta Lind/Wikimedia Commons)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the official launch of the 2020 U.S. census less than a year away, Native American communities are ramping up efforts to ensure that everyone is represented. Early outreach could be critical for an accurate count in North Dakota, where about 40% of Native Americans live in har

Opponents of a bill to increase penalties for protesters believe the legislation is a response to the Standing Rock protests. (Becker1999/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N. D. - A bill that would crack down on protests of infrastructure such as fossil-fuel pipelines is making its way through the North Dakota Legislature. Senate Bill 2044 would increase criminal penalties for people who damage, tamper with or impede the construction of critical infrastruct

Since the Standing Rock protests in 2016, legislatures in 35 states have considered bills that would restrict people's right to protest. (Becker1999/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Critics are concerned a measure in the North Dakota Legislature could block attempts to expose abuse of protesters by law enforcement and private companies. Senate Bill 2209 would bar disclosure of records on security plans for public or private entities, including "critical

Critics say a bill to implement North Dakota's Measure 1 doesn't provide enough funding for the new state Ethics Commission. (Jim Howe/Flickr)

BISMARK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers are considering competing bills to implement an ethics measure passed by voters in November. Backers of the Measure 1 campaign are concerned the House version could undermine it. Republican backers of House Bill 1521 say the language in the ballot measu

About 3,000 people showed up to Fargo's first Women's March in 2017, and 1,000 showed up in 2018. (Courtesy of Nicole Mattson)

FARGO, N.D. – The Women's March is back in North Dakota for its third year on Saturday. The Fargo march will feature former Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Fargo-Moorhead Women's March Organizer Nicole Mattson says most of the rally will take place inside the Fargo Civic Center because of temperatur

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