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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - SD: Women's

More women are imbibing, although the amount and frequency vary based on age, race, education, marital status and other factors, according to an Iowa State University study. (pen_ash/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota is among the top 10 states with the highest alcohol consumption per capita, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and a new study says women make up a higher percentage of people who drink than in past generations. The Iowa State

Whether it's health care costs, paying monthly bills or outliving savings, more women than men report being very concerned, according to the National Council on Aging. (brenkee/pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota consistently ranks in the top 10 states where the population of those retirement age and older is growing, and more women than men are worried about running out of money. South Dakota adults ages 65 and older account for 16.3% of the population, up two percen

Homicide is the third-leading cause of death for Native American and indigenous Alaskan women ages 10-24, and the fifth-leading cause for women ages 25-34. (LorieShaull/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – Murder rates for Native American women in some U.S. counties can be 10 times higher than the national average for all races, and legislation at the State Capitol could help create a database to track the issue. Rep. Tamara St. John is co-sponsoring Senate Bill 164. It directs

A polygamist compound in the Black Hills may be empty, but state lawmakers are considering legislation that could be used to verify births and deaths there, should members of the sect return. (Wikimedia Commons)

PIERRE, S.D. - Occupants of a housing compound buried in the Black Hills and associated with a known polygamist sect are the focus of a bill in the South Dakota Legislature. The compound was established in 2005 by members of a radical offshoot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or

Nearly 90,000 South Dakotans received SNAP benefits in Nov. 2018, according to the South Dakota Department of Social Services. (nokidhungry.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new report shows more South Dakotans are relying on safety-net programs that help lower-income families. South Dakota's KIDS COUNT and the University of South Dakota's Public Health Programs analyzed enrollment for health and social-service programs since the Great Rece

Government data shows that the number of abortions in the United States dropped by 24 percent from 2006 to 2015. (aclu-wy.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota has some of the most restrictive laws in the nation regarding abortion, but state legislators will consider a bill this session to make the procedure still more formidable. Current state law says doctors must give women the "option" to view a sonogram before

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

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