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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - SD: Civil Rights

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, 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

The National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to examine a project's potential environmental consequences, including public hearings and comment periods. That could change under the Trump administration. (climateprotection.org)

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Environmental groups worry the next target of the Trump administration is the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA is the process used by federal agencies to assess the environmental, public health and community impacts of major projects. In South Dakota, a judge rece

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

The majority of state-level criminal cases related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in 2016 have been adjudicated, but about 100 people still face charges and may not know it. (insideclimatenews.org)

RAPID CITY S.D. – Legal professionals are in western South Dakota this weekend, trying to locate and help about 100 people who have outstanding warrants for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline nearly two years ago. From late 2016 to early 2017, thousands of people protested the potential en

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

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

Vigils will be held in Rapid City and Sioux Falls for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Ted Eytan/Flickr)

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monday is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a somber anniversary that recognizes transgender people who've lost their lives in the past year, including a South Dakota transgender woman murdered in January. The day of remembrance began in 1999 after the killing of a transgend

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