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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - ND: Consumer

Fargo, ND – The "chips" are in, and it's not looking good for states that depend on federal funding to provide health insurance for kids from poor families. The State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) will most likely continue to be funded at its current level for another 15 months.

Jamestown, ND - The long-debated 2007 Farm Bill sailed through the U.S. Senate on calmer, bipartisan waters on Friday, overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 79 to 14. Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, feels the bill contains a lot of "good news" for farmers. He's especiall

Beulah, ND - If you stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving food and leftovers, you may be wondering how much those extra pounds can affect your health. A new study says maybe the risk isn't quite as high as you thought. The study, published in this month's Journal of the American Medical Association fin

Fargo, ND – The price of oil seems to set new records every day -- as of Thursday, it's over $96 a barrel -- and oil companies' profits are setting records as well. As many North Dakotans struggle to pay their bills, advocates say it's time for Congress to force U.S. automakers to improve fuel

Mandan, ND – Kids first, or insurance companies? That's how supporters of the "S-CHIP" children's health insurance program are framing the final days of the battle to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would expand the program. Override backers are hoping personal stories will win t

Bismarck, ND – Governor Hoeven is looking for a replacement for outgoing State Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman and consumer advocates are keeping a close eye on the selection process. Don Morrison, of the group NDPeople.Org, has been appointed to act as a public watchdog for insurance indus

Lyons, NE. – After closer examination of the U.S. House of Representatives' version of the new Farm Bill, the Center for Rural Affairs concludes it would actually provide larger subsidies to the nation's biggest farms, rather than tightening farm payment limitations. Executive director Chuck H

Millions of Americans, including North Dakotans, fall victim every year to identity theft. Lawmakers during the past legislative session OK’d a bill that gives North Dakota citizens another tool to fight back. Janis Cheney with AARP North Dakota says they're offering a series of seminars aro

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