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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - SD: Environment

St. Paul, MN - The head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies has sent a letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty urging him to oppose the Big Stone II power plant in South Dakota. Dr. James Hansen questions the decision to build new coal-fired power plants that add more carbon dioxide to the a

Lyons, NE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding South Dakota farmers located in eligible watersheds they have until May 16 to sign up for the Conservation Security Program, a federal program that rewards farmers and ranchers for providing clean water, better soil management, improv

Rapid City, SD – Protecting their state's underground water supply is a major concern for South Dakota residents opposed to uranium mining in the southwest part of the state. A special hearing called by the South Dakota Water Management Board in Rapid City today is taking more public testimony

Casper, WY – With renewed interest in South Dakota's uranium deposits due to skyrocketing prices, groups from five states gathered in Casper over the weekend to express their concerns about uranium mining and its environmental effects. Representatives of the South Dakota Sierra Club and nine o

Rapid City, SD – A state conservation group says thousands of jobs could be generated in South Dakota with the passage of an alternative energy stimulus plan that encourages more solar, wind and ethanol production. Jim Margadant with the South Dakota Sierra Club says the legislation, which cl

Washington, DC - With gold approaching $890 an ounce and other minerals escalating in price, Congress is taking aim this week at the age-old General Mining Law of 1872, which affects thousands of acres in South Dakota. The law ionce rewarded pioneers with the opportunity to mine gold and other metal

Rapid City, SD – Preserving South Dakota's wild heritage can stimulate local economic activity, rather than squashing it. So says Dr. Thomas Power, a national author and University of Montana economics professor, who meets with community leaders in South Dakota this week to discuss his report

Wilderness advocates are using Saturday's "National Public Lands Day" observance to build public support for permanent protections for South Dakota’s prairie grasslands. Cheryl Warren with the South Dakota Grasslands Wilderness Coalition explains there are wild lands for everyone to enjoy in t

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