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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2018 


The Senate votes to withdraw funding for the Saudi war in Yemen. Also on the Friday rundown: the Global Climate Conference reinforces the need for grassroots movements; and could this be the most wasteful time of year?

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Public News Service - SD: Women's Issues

South Dakota's two metropolitan areas are separated by 350 miles, which leaves 80 percent of the state lacking trained medical personnel to handle sexual assault cases. (wmky.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota currently has only seven individuals who are certified to assist those who report a sexual assault, but a new training program has been launched to boost that number. Those who are certified have completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE, program.

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

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