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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

LYONS, S.D. - Good economic news is blowing in the wind for South Dakota. A new analysis from the Center for Rural Affairs says wind power and other energy renewables have huge potential for the Northern Plains. The analysis, which looked at Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, says The American

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

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