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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - SD: Women's Issues

The South Dakota Legislature has 105 seats, with 84 occupied by men and 21 by women. (sdaho.org)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota has joined the ranks of states where more women are running for office than ever before. Most of those running are Democrats who've said they're inspired by the "MeToo" and "Time'sUp" movements and their dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump, including sexual-misco

Seventy-three percent of South Dakota women received prenatal care in 2016, compared to 81 percent 10 years ago. (Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS S.D. – More babies born in South Dakota weigh less than they should at birth, compared to infants in most other states – but the mortality rate for infants has dropped in the past 10 years. Those are just two of the findings in a new report. Carole Cochran, project director

The Guttmacher Institute says South Dakota has some of the country's most restrictive laws for ending pregnancies. (crazyfilmgirl/Flickr)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Opponents of a bill that requires abortion providers to use language drafted by the South Dakota Legislature when patients seek help from the state's only clinic that offers abortion services predict it will be challenged in court. Senate Bill 110 was signed by Gov. Denni

South Dakota cities saw some of the largest demonstrations anyone could remember when the first Women's March was held last year following President Trump's inauguration. (listen.sdpb.org)

RAPID CITY, S.D. – One year after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, South Dakota women, men and families will be marching on both ends of the state – and at the State Capitol – tomorrow as part of the second Women's March. Rapid City resident Suzanne Ludicello was in

Dozens of women, including lawmakers, have spoken about sexual harassment in South Dakota's State Capitol. (James/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – As reports of sexual harassment come to light at South Dakota's State Capitol and other workplaces around the country, many people wonder what can be done to stop it. In an Argus Leader newspaper article, Samantha Spawn, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota, spo

Research shows that taking time off work is crucial for a mother's health after giving birth. (StockSnap)

PIERRE, S.D. – The internet is helping new moms take more time off from work after giving birth or adopting a child. The crowdsourcing network at mytake12.com helps support new mothers financially while they take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off work to recover and spend time with their babie

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins Nov. 1. (Jerry Oster)

LAKE ANDES, S.D. — The signup for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act opening on November 1st, but there are still a lot of unknowns. Alexa Raymond is a navigator with the Rural Office of Community Services in Lake Andes. "At this point we do not have a provider list available

New research shows that states that have expanded Medicaid coverage are seeing financial and health benefits across their health care systems. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Unlike South Dakota, states that have expanded Medicaid coverage are seeing benefits across their health care systems, according to a new report. After looking at safety net hospitals and clinics in seven states, researchers at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Familie

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