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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - SD: Native American

Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are for the most part receiving the same access to care as their non-native counterparts, according to new data. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are largely faring as well as their non-native counterparts, according to a new report. But the data in the latest South Dakota Kids Count issue brief show there's room for improvement. Lisa Sanderson, associate director

Native American tribal leaders are taking a 20-mile ceremonial horse ride to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Several tribal groups today are kicking off a protest over the nearly $4 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline project. Tribal members are joining in a 20-mile horse ride inside the Standing Rock Reservation to set up a camp site at the Cannonball River near the North Dakota-South Dakot

At least 60 health, business and nonprofit groups are supporting Medicaid expansion in South Dakota. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - At least 60 businesses, nonprofits and healthcare organizations are now backing Gov. Dennis Daugaard's ideas to expand Medicaid in South Dakota. The group is calling itself "It Makes Sense for South Dakota." Supporters say the expansion plans will not increase the state's general bud

A package of bills aimed at helping South Dakota's Native American students is heading to the House after earning bipartisan support in the Senate. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - The educational achievement gap for Native American students is a step closer to becoming history in South Dakota. Late last week, a pair of bills earned bipartisan approval in the state Senate. One would fund grants to set up three Native American achievement schools, the other wou

MISSION, S.D. - The infant mortality rate in South Dakota is higher than that of all neighboring states, a new report finds - and higher yet for Native Americans. An average of 79 babies die each year before their first birthday, a rate considerably higher than neighboring states, according to the

PIERRE, S.D. - A contested case hearing on the Prevention of Significant Deterioration air permit issued by the State of South Dakota to Hyperion Resources for a new oil refinery begins this week in Pierre. The $10 billion refinery is proposed for Union County, in southeast South Dakota. Peter Car

PIERRE, S.D. - For most Americans, wellness maintenance is as easy as making an appointment with their health care provider or just visiting a clinic in a retail store. For many, however, health care - especially preventive care - is out of reach, especially for minority people. During National Mi

PIERRE, S.D. - The Circle of Life is a program, developed by the American Cancer Society and a group of Native American volunteers, to bring educational cancer programs to tribal communities across the country. Roberta Cahill, a program specialist with the Cancer Society in Pierre and involved in t

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