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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - ND: Immigrant

Christie Obenauer (R), president and CEO of Union State Bank of Hazen, meets with Matt Clarys (L) of Western Steel Builders. Partnering with the Bank of North Dakota, Obenauer's small bank has been able to finance several large projects in her town. (Justine Wiedrich)

By Oscar Perry Abello Broadcast version by Mike Moen Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Prairie News Service BISMARCK, N.D. - The little city of Hazen, North Dakota, population 2,300, is the kind of town where farming and ranching families often have a second income from a job at a power plant

North Dakota's Burleigh County received 24 refugees in 2019 and 22 the year before. (Christopher Herwig/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Central North Dakota has been in the spotlight as Burleigh County considered whether to stop accepting refugees based on a federal policy change. Even though the full plan failed, advocates say more education is needed to provide clarity in the debate. Lutheran Social Serv

About 4.7 percent of doctors in North Dakota are part of the H-1B visa program, the highest rate in the country. (sasint/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Medical professionals in North Dakota are facing pressure from all sides, feeling the pains of a growing shortage of doctors and potential changes to a visa program that helps supply doctors and wondering what will happen to health insurance at the federal level. President D

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

PHOTO: The first open enrollment period under Obamacare is coming to a close, with a deadline of March 31st for those who want coverage this year. Photo credit: John Michaelson

BISMARCK, N.D. - Time is quickly running out for North Dakotans who are uninsured to get health coverage, or they will face possible penalties. Millions nationwide and thousands across the state have signed up since the health insurance marketplaces opened last fall. However, Janis Cheney, state d

PHOTO: With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. CREDIT: Tony Alter

FARGO, N.D. - With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. At Family HealthCare in Fargo, according to registered dietitian Venessa Berg, patients can come in for a doctor visit

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