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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - SD: Environment

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

Aberdeen, SD – There'll be plenty to talk about when farmers and ranchers come together this weekend in Aberdeen for the annual South Dakota Farmers Union Convention, and high on the list will be the soft economy and the effect it's having on rural South Dakota. President Doug Sombke of the

St. Paul, MN - A controversional decision pits "old" energy against "new" today (Tuesday) as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hears final arguments over the Big Stone II transmission line permits. At stake is whether to allow new power lines to stretch into Minnesota from the proposed Big S

Rapid City, SD - Environmental and conservation groups, including the Sierra Club of South Dakota, warn that water pollution will be a major concern if the Canadian-based mining company Powertech USA is given a state permit to mine for uranium near Edgemont. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club'

Huron, SD - The South Dakota Farmers Union is giving high marks to President-elect Barack Obama for picking former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as the next Secretary of Agriculture. State Farmers Union president Doug Sombke says the nomination shows the President-elect wants an agricultural leader who will

Wilmot, SD - Should billions of taxpayer dollars be used to bail out the automobile industry? It's a question before policymakers again this week. South Dakota Farmers Union E-85 Action Team chairman Orrie Swayze says the discussion should include a challenge to the automakers to fully embrace using

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