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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - ND: Community Issues and Volunteering

North Dakota's Burleigh County received 24 refugees in 2019 and 22 the year before. (Christopher Herwig/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Central North Dakota has been in the spotlight as Burleigh County considered whether to stop accepting refugees based on a federal policy change. Even though the full plan failed, advocates say more education is needed to provide clarity in the debate. Lutheran Social Serv

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

Areas such as Williston in western North Dakota are struggling to attract attorneys. (Andrew Filer/Flickr)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There’s a mounting attorney shortage in rural areas of the state, and the University of North Dakota is tackling the issue head on. The Rural Justice program at the UND School of Law offers scholarships to students to work in the places that need them most. Michael

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

AARP Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer says family caregivers are often silent heroes. (AARP)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- There are more than 62,000 unpaid caregivers in North Dakota, whose invaluable contributions allow older relatives to age in place in their homes. A national expert is in the state this week to discuss the joys and challenges of this important role. AARP Caregiving Expert Amy Goy

The Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce hopes an outdoor game space will help bring generations together. (Brandon O'Connor/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Three North Dakota towns are getting a financial boost for projects to help improve life in their communities. AARP's Community Challenge grant program is distributing $1.3 million across the country to help fund 129 projects to improve safety, transportation, parks, access

The Cardiac Ready Communities project has four parts, including CPR training and making sure there is public access to AEDs. (Anita Hart/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The American Heart Association is helping North Dakota communities prepare to save lives by presenting nearly $100,000 to the North Dakota Department of Health to support the Cardiac Ready Communities project. The funds were collected over the last few years on Giving Hearts Day,

About 21.5 million Americans 12 and older were classified with substance dependence or abuse in 2014. (Sacred Heart/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. -- September is National Recovery Month, and health professionals are focusing on the power of families and communities for people on the road to recovery. More than 50,000 North Dakotans suffered from Substance Abuse Disorder at some point in 2014, according to the most recent data fr

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