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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - SD: Rural/Farming

YANKTON, S.D. – More women in South Dakota are becoming active in owning or managing farmland, and rural advocates say some basic information can help them find success and improve their land. The Center for Rural Affairs recently held a workshop to provide some tips. Traci Bruckner, a sen

YANKTON, S.D. – The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that would cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30 percent by the year 2030. The rules are part of the response of the Obama administration to climate change. Johnathan Hladik, senior advocate for En

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - An early October blizzard, which brought up to four feet of snow and 70-miles-per-hour winds, killed thousands of head of livestock, causing millions of dollars in damage in western South Dakota. Fundraising has been under way to help the families who lost livestock in the storm.

PHOTO: Center for Rural Affairs research director, Jon Bailey, says there appears to be a range of choices for health insurance carriers under the Affordable Care Act in the Midwest and Great Plains. Photo courtesy of CFRA.

YANKTON, S.D. - Late last week a New York Times report found the Affordable Care Act is falling short in keeping costs low for many people in rural America. It said that in rural areas there are far fewer carriers offering plans in the law's online exchanges. However, the research director for the

PHOTO: Fallow season in South Dakota could turn into growing season. New reports from the National Wildlife Federation encourage producers to think about cover crops for in-between seasons. Photo courtesy NWF.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Fallow season in South Dakota could turn into growing season. A pair of new reports from the National Wildlife Federation encourage producers to think about cover crops for in-between seasons. Report author Lara Bryant, agriculture program coordinator for the NWF, makes the case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - This is "National Health Center Week," a time for community health centers across the state to highlight the services they provide and reach out to the communities they serve. According to Linda Ross, CEO of the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas, they want people to

HOWARD, S.D. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human services has awarded grants to community health centers across the country. The grants will help patients sign up for the new coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act. Those options include the insurance exchanges that

Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook says rural communities want and need economic help from the government. Photo by Joseph Massie

YANKTON, S.D. – A poll commissioned by the Center for Rural Affairs shows rural residents believe the federal government is ignoring their communities' needs. Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook says rural communities want and need economic help from the government. "They bel

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