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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: Civil Rights

Youth First Initiative released a new poll showing about 77 percent of Americans favor changing the focus of the juvenile justice system from incarceration to rehabilitation.  (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - A juvenile justice reform group wants 80 of the country's oldest and largest youth prisons closed down, including one in North Dakota. The North Dakota Youth Correctional Center in Mandan is home to more than 100 young offenders. But the Youth First Initiative says such facilit

New numbers show reports of sex trafficking in North Dakota went up in 2015. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hotline calls about human trafficking are up in North Dakota. Polaris, a nonprofit group that runs the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, fielded calls on 19 cases in 2015, three more than the year before. This includes calls on 15 cases of sex trafficking

IMAGE: Saturday is the deadline for new residents of North Dakota or those with identification that needs a new address to get it or get changes made, so they can cast a ballot in the June primaries. Image courtesy North Dakota Secretary of State.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the North Dakota primaries now just about a month away, an important deadline is looming for those who plan to cast a ballot. With changes approved by the 2013 Legislature, state law now requires voters to have a valid form of identification. Josh Askvig, associate state direc

PHOTO: North Dakotans will vote on five ballot measures among all the political offices when the election arrives next Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The polls are expected to be busy when North Dakotans cast their ballots one week from today. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Silrum says it's typical to see turnout of eligible voters of 60 to 70 percent, and this year it's likely to be on the high side, considering this summer's p

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. Dak. - Much of what North Dakotans buy these days - from drywall for construction projects, to jewelry, to medicines - is made in other countries where, often, manufacturing standards are almost nonexistent. So, like most Americans, North Dakotans find obstacles when they try to hold fo

Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Supreme Court has decided that some provisions of the state's Housing Discrimination Act have time limits. It ruled that a Fargo man waited too long to file a complaint against an apartment owner whose building was not accessible to those with disabilities, suggesting

Bismarck, ND – In the last election almost four out of ten voters in North Dakota cast their ballots before Election Day. Despite that, some North Dakota lawmakers are moving to shorten the amount of time reserved for early voting. According to Janis Cheney with AARP North Dakota, for people l

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