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PNS Daily Newscast - May 21 , 2019 


The DOJ says former White House counsel Don McGahn does not have to testify. Also, on our Tuesday rundown: “Stop the Bans” protests over extreme abortion laws; education a hot topic in the Bay State and guess how many adults have tried marijuana?

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Public News Service - ND: Children'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.

Members of a small North Dakota school district used schools in California, Maine and South Dakota as models for a bold experiment in education. (gerik/Twenty20)

HUNTER, N.D. – In the rural North Dakota town of Hunter, an experiment is underway that educators in the area believe could revolutionize the learning process. It involves eliminating grade levels. Northern Cass School District is entering its second year of making education more personalize

Nearly half of SNAP recipients are children. The program is especially important during the summer when school is out. (brandimarkham/Twenty20)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Summertime can mean children have limited access to food. The United States Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program sponsors sites across North Dakota to provide children with meals. Karen Ehrens, a registered dietitian and facilitator of Creating a Hunger Fr

Five-year-old Cruz Krause survived a rare and deadly form of stroke due to a quick response from the medical system. (Callie Krause)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Public health advocates are gathering at the North Dakota capitol Wednesday to mark American Stroke Month. The Peace Garden State has been working on better and faster emergency response times for stroke victims. Last year, the state received more than $5.5 million for the

Children can lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle by being active early in life. (Curriculum_Photografia/Pixabay)

FARGO, N.D. - Health advocates are encouraging North Dakotans to move more this month. The American Heart Association is touting the benefits of exercise during Move More Month - a message that is especially important considering that fewer than half of North Dakotans are reaching the recommended a

Kids spend an average of nine hours a day in front of a digital or media device. (Kevin Jarrett/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Children's advocates and technology insiders are teaming up in a new campaign to protect kids' brains from the potentially manipulative and addictive power of technology. Common Sense, a group aimed at safeguarding kids in the digital age, and the newly formed Center for Hum

The Trump administration and the U.S. House have proposed massive cuts to Medicaid. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – This weekend marks the 52nd anniversary of the Medicaid program, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. Medicaid provides insurance for children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, seniors and low-income adults, and 114,000 North Dakotans curren

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