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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, and retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - ND: Poverty

Miners in Beulah, N.D., have seen layoffs as the coal industry declines across the country. (Andrew Filer/Flickr)

BEULAH, N.D. – Towns in coal country are considering what happens next as companies and the fuel hit hard times. Next week, the North Dakota mining town of Beulah hosts the Building Resilience in Coal Country Community Forum, featuring speakers with knowledge on economic diversification, rev

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

One attorney compares filling out self-representation forms to learning a new language. (tanasin/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – One section of the North Dakota court system website that gets a lot of visitors is the Legal Self Help Center, but North Dakotans who choose to represent themselves in civil matters may need more resources than the state and nonprofit organizations can offer. Attorney Catie

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

About 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but only 2 percent of attorneys practice in these places. (rafabordes/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A shortage of lawyers in North Dakota could be hindering people's access to justice. Attorney job listings have increased 300 percent in the past year, according to Job Service North Dakota. While lawyers make up a small piece of the overall labor market, their role in commun

Furloughs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development are making it harder to get out information about government-assisted housing. (Kjetil Ree/Wikimedia Commons)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota tenants in government-assisted housing are growing more nervous as the federal government shutdown drags on. But legal and housing experts in the state are encouraging folks to stay calm. Breezy Schmidt, managing attorney with Legal Services of North Dakota, s

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

Veterans Affairs medical centers are looking to provide more legal aid to veterans. (1laura/Pixabay)

FARGO, N.D. - Attorneys in North Dakota are providing free legal advice on civil matters to low-income veterans once a month. The free clinics are part of a medical-legal partnership that's seen as a key component to veterans' health. Civil legal assistance is required for half of the top 10 unmet

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