PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 

A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - SD: Civic Engagement

PIERRE, S.D. - Several busloads of AARP members gathered in Pierre this week to watch the legislative session, and talk with their senators and representatives. Erik Nelson, associate state director of advocacy, AARP-South Dakota, said they have been working with Attorney General Marty Jackley and G

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Over 25,000 signatures have been turned into the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office, seeking to put an initiated measure on next fall's ballot that would increase the state minimum wage to $8.50 an hour, up from the current $7.25. Opponents says it would be hard on small bu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Spreading the word and hooking folks up with reliable resources is an ongoing project under health care reform, and a meeting Thursday in Pierre sought to help those involved in the insurance sign-ups learn how to best help consumers. The Community HealthCare Association o

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Labor Day was the setting to begin a petition drive to put the question of increasing the state's minimum wage before voters. According to Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, the timing is good. "I think it's appropriate that we started it ove

Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook says rural communities want and need economic help from the government. Photo by Joseph Massie

YANKTON, S.D. – A poll commissioned by the Center for Rural Affairs shows rural residents believe the federal government is ignoring their communities' needs. Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook says rural communities want and need economic help from the government. "They bel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – AARP officials from around the country were in Washington this week, meeting with congressional members to talk about possible changes to Social Security and Medicare. Dennis Eisnach, volunteer president of AARP South Dakota, says his organization surveyed its members and

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - This summer, there will be another chance for South Dakotans to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security. Last year, members of AARP South Dakota held meetings in each of the state's 66 counties as part of their "You've Earned a Say" campaign. According to the grou

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A proposed recalculation of Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security benefits would add up for seniors in the coming years. According to Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP-South Dakota, it is not a minor change that's being talked about. "Seniors right here in

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