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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Public News Service - SD: Public Lands/Wilderness

PIERRE, S.D. - A pair of federal agencies, the National Resources Conservation Service and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, have signed an agreement to promote, protect and preserve greater sage-grouse habitat and ecosystems to help populations of the bird across much of its 11-state range. Chri

PIERRE, S.D. - There's growing support in South Dakota for more wilderness designations in the West River region, the large part of the state lying to the west of the Missouri River. The support is shown in a study by Moore Information, which found solid favor across party lines, and among all age g

PIERRE, S.D. - Global warming is having odd effects on winter weather in South Dakota and around the northern United States, and the National Wildlife Federation has just released a report that details some of the extremes. Chris Hesla with the South Dakota Wildlife Federation says the unusual condi

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The deadline for public input on how to clear the often hazy views in national parks and wilderness areas in South Dakota and neighboring states is Friday. The so-called "North Dakota Draft Regional Haze Plan" was mandated by federal clean air laws. Jim Margadant, regional conse

Pierre, SD - Today marks the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, and for South Dakota, this year holds promise that more wild lands will be preserved under the law. More than 100 million acres are preserved across the nation under the Act. Chris Hesla, executive director of the

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

Sioux Falls, SD – It's National Start Walking Day today, and the American Heart Association reminds us that a person gains about two hours of longer life for each hour spent exercising. Accordingly, the Association is teaming up with South Dakota corporations to encourage residents to include

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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