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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - SD: Social Justice

PIERRE, S.D. - For most Americans, wellness maintenance is as easy as making an appointment with their health care provider or just visiting a clinic in a retail store. For many, however, health care - especially preventive care - is out of reach, especially for minority people. During National Mi

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - If state lawmakers and local voters approve, cities across South Dakota could fund local projects with a one cent sales tax increase. Sioux Falls is already making plans to build an arena with nearly $170 million of such money. Backers of the proposal say it would bring more acti

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The recession is hitting South Dakota seniors hard. Some have seen their retirement savings disappear, and as a group they spend about 30 percent of their income on average on health-care costs and prescription drugs that have continued to become more expensive. AARP state direct

Huron, SD - The wait is over for minimum wage workers in South Dakota who will be getting a bump in pay when the minimum wage increases today. The new pay scale, approved by the South Dakota legislature and signed into law by Governor Mike rounds, was a three-step process phased in over a three-year

Sioux Falls, SD – There was little fanfare but lots of support when state policymakers approved, and Gov. Mike Rounds signed, House Bill 1123. For many South Dakota families, the new law will literally mean food on the table. South Dakota was one of 13 states that still prevented certain fel

Sioux Falls, SD - Beginning today (Tuesday), AARP ramps up a national effort to solve the healthcare and financial crises, with the next phase of its "Divided We Fail" campaign. Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP South Dakota, explains in the past year, the campaign focused on raising awareness

Sioux Falls, SD - A hot-button topic that is expected to surface early in Congress this year is a federal law that would give employees more options when deciding how, and if, they want to organize a union. Mark Anderson with the South Dakota State Federation of Labor says that, simply put, passa

Sioux Falls, SD - With a new group of state and national political leaders about to take office in January, South Dakota union members are wasting no time drawing up lists of priorities they say will help working families. Mark Anderson with the South Dakota State Federation of Labor says fixing th

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