PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2019 

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census.

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Public News Service - SD: Smoking Prevention

The American Heart Association is asking South Dakotans to donate as part of the state's first ever Inspired Giving Day to help support efforts to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Tuesday marks the first ever Inspired Giving Day in South Dakota. More than 200 businesses and other organizations are encouraging South Dakotans to donate to help the American Heart Association promote healthier living. The long-term goal is to help South Dakota communities

The American Heart Association is hosting several events in Sioux Falls to bring awareness to women's heart health issues. (iStockphoto)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - February is American Heart Month, and the goal is to help raise awareness of heart health. The American Heart Association is asking people to support its "Go Red For Women" campaign by participating in today's National Wear Red Day event. Chrissy Meyer, communications director

PHOTO: A new study finds that heart attack patients who take a private vehicle to the hospital delay their treatment by 15 minutes when compared with calling 911 for an ambulance.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. The American Heart Association uses May as a time to educate people about the risk factors and signs of stroke. Dr. J. Sharma, a neurologist at Sanford Health in Sioux F

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Today's Great American Smokeout is a reminder that people can quit smoking and see benefits in return. The American Cancer Society of South Dakota's Denise Kolba says a large number of people still smoke. "We know that about 36.7 million people in America still smoke daily, and

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Now that South Dakota's new smoke-free law is on the books, the American Cancer Society says there's no better time to quit. This week marks the group's annual "Great American Smoke-out," when smokers are urged to stop lighting up for at least one day in the hopes that it will st

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The expanded smoking ban, passed by last year's South Dakota legislature, then referred to a vote by opponents, is now in effect. Voters endorsed the original law at the polls last week. Mary Michaels, South Dakota government relations director for the American Heart Associatio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - They say it's up to voters now to "clear the air" in South Dakota. A law to make the state's bars, restaurants and casinos smoke-free was passed by lawmakers and signed by the governor, but it was referred for a vote by the people before it can be implemented. Referred Law 12, as

PIERRE, S.D. - The push to ban smoking in all workplaces and most businesses in South Dakota is getting underway Tuesday, and voters in November will decide the fate of the referred measure. Opponents say it's a decision that should be left up to each business. Jennifer Stalley with the "Yes on 12

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