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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 


Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Public News Service - ND: Native American

The battle over oil pipelines continues three years after the Standing Rock protests. (PhotoImage/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's been three years since Native American communities attempted to block an oil pipeline in the Standing Rock protests. After a spill from Keystone XL in North Dakota and a proposal to expand the Dakota Access Pipeline, those protests continue to echo. Chase Iron Eyes, a

The Dakota Access pipeline currently ships about 500,000 barrels of oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A public hearing is scheduled to evaluate a request to double the amount of crude oil flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline. The North Dakota Public Service Commission has announced a hearing for Nov. 13 on Energy Transfer Partners' plan to ship roughly 1.1 million barr

Green The Rez campaign backers want North and South Dakota to develop renewable-energy standards of 50% by 2030. (Lakota People's Law Project)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Once at the center of a pipeline fight, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing a green way out of reliance on fossil fuels. The Lakota People's Law Project is leading a campaign known as "Green The Rez" to create a renewable-energy blueprint for the people of Standing R

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

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