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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - ND: Native American

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

Members of the Fort Berthold Reservation have felt health effects from nearby fracking. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A global delegation of indigenous women is in North Dakota to discuss the effects of oil and gas projects on their communities. The delegation was organized by MADRE and the Indigenous Environmental Network and is specifically focused on extractive industries' effects on indig

Legal Services of North Dakota is a major source of legal aid for older people, veterans and Native Americans in the state. (AJEL/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would help low-income folks who need legal assistance. House Bill 1516 would raise funding for Legal Services of North Dakota – the go-to organization for people who can't afford an attorney in civil cases. It would

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

The government shutdown could slow down the tax-filing process this year. (przemekklos/Twenty20)

BELCOURT, N.D. — Tax season is approaching, and some North Dakotans qualify for free assistance with preparing their federal income returns. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program offers tax aid to people who generally make $54,000 a year or less, have disabilities or limited

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota's hotline will be up from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time. (MargJohnsonVA/Twenty20)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota is opening up a hotline on Election Day to allow residents to call for voting assistance or to report potential violations of their rights. The hotline will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time. Andrew Malone, an ACL

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N. D., won by fewer than 3,000 votes in 2012 with support from Native American voters. (Heidi Heitkamp/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Many Native Americans in North Dakota could find it hard to vote in this year's midterm election after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear a case against the state's restrictive voter ID law. The 2013 law says qualifying IDs must contain residential street addresses.

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