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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - ND: Children's

The group Lunch Aid says $58 million is the potential price tag for universal lunches in North Dakota's K-12 schools. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

Bismarck, N.D. – North Dakota's Legacy Fund has topped $6.3 billion – and one suggestion is that a fraction of that money could provide lunch for all the state's public school students. Student lunch debt for families of kids K-12 is becoming a problem. In Fargo Public Schools, for ins

About 9% of North Dakota households experienced food insecurity between 2015 and 2017. (kuarmungadd/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Anti-hunger groups in North Dakota fear that a proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will lead to more people going without food. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he wants to close a loophole in eligibility for SNAP benefits. Under the

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is hosting the seventh Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival. (nps.gov)

MEDORA, N.D. – To enjoy the stars, a dark night far from light pollution is key. And that's just what Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota offers at its annual gathering for space enthusiasts. For the seventh year in a row, the park is hosting the Dakota Nights Astronom

North Dakota ranks last in the nation for early education participation rates for three- and four-year-olds. (Oksana Kuzmina/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's almost time for North Dakota kids to go back to school – but some of the state's youngest won't be getting an education just yet. The approach of the first day of the school year spotlights how few young North Dakotans are enrolled in early education programs R

Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota says it is the first organization in the country to use telehealth to treat kids who have been abused. (JYPIX/Adobe Stock)

BISMARK, N.D. – Rural North Dakota is getting a digital solution to the lack of mental-health resources for children who've been victims of abuse. Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota launched telehealth therapy services this week for kids handling trauma. Interim director of the cente

Many North Dakota dads are feeling economically secure, which is a good sign for families in the Peace Garden State. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota dads have a reason to celebrate the state they live in this Father's Day. A new survey from WalletHub finds the Peace Garden State is 12th best in the nation for working dads. However, it also finds the workday may not be so peaceful for all dads. Although the s

Green ribbons are the symbol for Mental Health Awareness Month. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and North Dakotans are spreading the word about this stigmatized health issue. Attention is focused on children this week, which is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. Carlotta McCleary, executive director of Mental Health America

States are hopeful that the Family First Prevention Services Act will emphasize investments in families so that fewer children are removed and placed in foster care. (davef3138/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — More foster youths are being placed in families across the country, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation says the proportion of kids in foster care who were placed with families rather than in group homes rose from 81 percent in 2007 to 86 percent in 2017.

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