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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and Trump�s 'public charge' rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - SD: Environment

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

Sioux Falls SD – Scientists are sounding the alarm that South Dakota is already experiencing the effects of climate change –- and that it will only get worse if steps aren't taken to slow it down. The issue will be addressed later this month at the "South Dakota Climate Challenge Confere

Sioux Falls, SD – South Dakota's first ever "Clean Energy Festival" brings lawmakers, conservationists, scientists, environmental organizations, and social justice groups together in Sioux Falls today to promote environmentally friendly energy alternatives. Organizer Deb McIntyre says the one-

Technically, the annual Earth Day observance falls on Sunday April 22, but this year it's being celebrated as an 11-day event. Heather Morijah with the South Dakota Sierra Club says the annual observance was extended because of increased attention on global warming. She says there's a growing deman

Energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are really catching on in South Dakota. In fact, the Web site, 18seconds.org shows South Dakota among the leading states for sales of the energy saving devices. That's good news to Edward Raventon with the South Dakota Sierra Club. He says flu

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