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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - SD: Environment

Howard, SD - A group that's promoting more investment in renewable energy says that 5,000 jobs could be created in South Dakota with a transition to a clean energy economy. The remarks from Matt McGovern, South Dakota state director of Repower America, were made this week at a 'Made in America Jobs

Huron, SD – South Dakota farmers and ranchers who use environmentally-friendly farming practices have only a few more weeks to enroll in the Carbon Credits program for 2009. The deadlines for no-till land are July 15; and July 31 for rangeland. Norm Tofflemire, director of Cooperative Service

Rapid City, SD – Conservation and environmental groups, including the South Dakota Sierra Club, say data contained in the new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), detailing the impacts of global warming, show that climate-driven changes will create significant

Seattle, Wash. - A leading historian of the nation's wilderness movement has released a new photo tribute that highlights the beauty of America's wilderness and explains why it's important to preserve these lands. South Dakota is featured in the book Our Wilderness: America's Common Ground. Author

Vermillion, SD – A former Iowa utility company manager whose community saved millions in power costs with high-performance energy makeovers will be in South Dakota today to explain how energy efficiency is good business for utilities and their customers. Glenn Cannon, the former manager of Wav

Rapid City, SD – One of the country's oldest conservation groups says today's Earth Day observance comes at a pivotal time in U.S. history, as states like South Dakota work to create a cleaner, renewable-energy future. Jim Margadant, regional conservation organizer with the South Dakota Sie

Huron, SD – A program that pays farmers to store carbon in their soil is getting high marks from the South Dakota Farmers Union. The farm group is backing President Obama's climate-change legislation, which includes a "cap-and-trade" system requiring companies to offset the release of greenho

Washington, DC – Thousands of young people from across the country, including South Dakota, are in Washington to participate today in the finale of "Power Shift '09," a national initiative working to encourage the President and Congress to pursue policies that protect the climate by reducing c

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