PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - SD: Environment

PIERRE, S.D. - A new venture in South Dakota could change the way some wind power projects are funded and could also change who's involved on the ground floor of the wind generation business. South Dakota Wind Partners (SDWP) is an opportunity for individuals to invest in a cooperative project bein

LYONS, Neb. - The pressure is on the U.S. Senate to complete action on a number of important bills before the August recess. Among them is an energy bill that has been stalled since last fall, and an important element of that bill is a renewable-electricity standard. Chuck Hassebrook, executive di

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A U.S. Senate subcommittee recently held a hearing on a bill that could add 50,000 acres of new South Dakota wilderness. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests is considering Sen. Tim Johnson's proposed bill, the Tony Dean Cheyenne River Valley Conservation Act, which would

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With an eye to the oil disaster in the Gulf, cycling advocates in South Dakota and across the nation say pedal power is a great way to save resources and get healthier. Over the past decade South Dakota has spent more than $8 million to build or improve more than 140 miles of b

ABERDEEN, S.D. - The U.S. State Department has extended the public comment period to June 16 regarding the environmental impact statement for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that Trans Canada is planning to build across western South Dakota. The pipeline would transport oil from Canadian tar sands to r

ABERDEEN, S.D. - Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, and is a time many recognize the progress of the environmental movement. Earth Day began as a national teach-in about threats to our natural world. Since then, it has become an annual event observed around the globe. Pete Carrels of t

PIERRE, S.D. - A pair of federal agencies, the National Resources Conservation Service and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, have signed an agreement to promote, protect and preserve greater sage-grouse habitat and ecosystems to help populations of the bird across much of its 11-state range. Chri

PIERRE, S.D. - There's growing support in South Dakota for more wilderness designations in the West River region, the large part of the state lying to the west of the Missouri River. The support is shown in a study by Moore Information, which found solid favor across party lines, and among all age g

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