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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2019 


Poll finds people paying attention to impeachment, but hearings aren't changing minds; votes on bills that would protect California wilderness, which supporters say would reduce wildfire risk; and child well-being in the courts, in foster care, and in the Census count.

2020Talks - November 20, 2019 


Tonight, 10 candidates will face off at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. Also, it's Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring trans and gender non-conforming people who have been killed this year.

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Public News Service - SD: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

More than one in four U.S. high school students surveyed said they used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, with the “overwhelming majority” choosing fruit and menthol or mint flavors, according to the CDC. (Krystian-Graba/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota's state epidemiologist says he supports a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, a proposal the Trump administration said this week that it's considering. Dr. Joshua Clayton says many people think e-cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes, even though long-term h

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

South Dakota's prison population has increased by nearly 400 men and women over the past two years, according to the state's Corrections Commission. (doc.sd.gov)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new billboard on a busy Sioux Falls street is part of the ACLU of South Dakota's Smart Justice reform campaign, ahead of the November election. South Dakota corrections officials have acknowledged that they're struggling to manage a growing prison population due to the

South Dakota is second in the nation for distracted-driving accidents by motorists under age 19, which is one group at which the

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota's television ad that portrays the Grim Reaper as a driver's conscience was so popular when it debuted during last week's Super Bowl that at least eight similar ads are already planned. In the commercials, "Jim Reaper" is dressed in black, carries a scythe and trie

Two South Dakota companies and the city of Sioux Falls are being honored for helping employees work out at the workplace. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Two South Dakota companies and a city are being honored today for taking steps to become some of the healthiest workplaces in the state. The American Heart Association is designating Avera Health and Dakotacare as platinum level fit friendly workplaces, while the City of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The U.S. Veterans Administration has proposed closing its medical facility in Hot Springs, South Dakota, after a decade of slowly moving services out of the area. In response, the "Save the VA" committee has organized, working to keep and expand veterans' services in southwest So

Sioux Falls, SD - Making a New Year's resolution to improve health and reduce the risk of serious disease or cancer can be a challenge; it can be difficult to sift through all the information available. The American Cancer Society hopes to simplify things for South Dakotans with a new tool. Angie Ba

Watertown, SD – More than 50 after-school programs in 30 South Dakota communities will take part in a nationwide rally this week. The goal of "Lights on Afterschool" events is to bring children, parents and community leaders together to raise public awareness about the critical need for after-

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