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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2018 


Trump 'fixer' Michael Cohen gets three years, and Trump calls him a liar. Also on the Thursday rundown: Higher smoking rates cause some states to fall in health rankings; and the Farm Bill helps wilderness areas.

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Public News Service - SD: Civic Engagement

South Dakota, where early voting started on Sept. 21, is one of 37 states and the District of Columbia that offer voting without requiring an absentee excuse or justification. (nativevillage.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Like many other states, South Dakota is expecting a larger than normal voter turnout for tomorrow's midterms, and the ACLU of South Dakota is stepping up to make sure voters can report any problems they encounter. As of Friday, the Secretary of State's office said nearly

In 2016, 72.6 percent of registered voters in South Dakota cast ballots, with the lowest voter turnout in rural counties, according to the South Dakota Secretary of State's office. (pbs.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota voters age 50 and older will go to the polls next month concerned about elder financial abuse, improved transportation options, access to tele-health and quality home care services, among other issues. And they can learn more about how candidates in three maj

Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, the number of uninsured Americans has declined to 28.3 million from 48.6 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cahealthadvocates.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As America's political divide sharpens, one issue most agree will be important at the ballot box next month is health care. In a CBS News poll conducted last month, 70 percent of Americans said they think health care is "very important," more so than any other top issue.

What will the 2018 midterm election bring? A Pew study found that, of the 92 million people who did not vote in 2016, the largest number said they “didn’t like the candidates or campaign issues.” (CyberTalk.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Only 18 states and territories have requested on-site risk and vulnerability assessments of their voting systems, despite the midterm election approaching and repeated warnings those systems could be compromised. After hearing that, Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, who s

The population of De Smet, S.D., declined more than 6 percent from 2010 to 2017, but the rural town raised money from local residents to expand the hospital and build an event center. (mapio.net)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The population of rural counties in South Dakota continues to decline, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but some rural towns are finding ways to boost resilience and keep young people from moving to larger cities. Jessica Schad, an assistant professor of Sociology and

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

South Dakota seniors want candidates running for office in 2018 to know that livable communities for people as they age are a high priority for their vote. (Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – About 15 percent of the population in South Dakota is over age 65, and many in that age group say if candidates running for office in 2018 want their vote, they should promote "livable communities." AARP South Dakota State Director Erik Gaikowski notes in surveys, 80 perc

Of countries with at least 10 million people, only Yemen has more mass shootings per capita than the United States. (momsdemandaction.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Standing room only is now the norm at meetings for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, following the school shooting that left 17 dead in Florida last month. The group, which has a South Dakota chapter, was started in 2012 by Shannon Watts, after 20 children and

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