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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - SD: Native American

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that will provide for the largest increase in wilderness protections in more than 25 years - a total of two million acres covering nine states. Mike Matz, executive director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness,

Washington, DC - The number of children living in poverty has increased dramatically across the country, even before the current recession, according to findings released by The Children's Defense Fund (CDF), a nonprofit child advocacy group. This compilation of the most recent and reliable state-by

Rapid City, SD - Environmental and conservation groups, including the Sierra Club of South Dakota, warn that water pollution will be a major concern if the Canadian-based mining company Powertech USA is given a state permit to mine for uranium near Edgemont. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club'

Deerfield, SD - A first-ever national report that highlights the strong connection between religious faith and environmental initiatives is being released today by the Sierra Club. "Faith in Action" recognizes the roles that faith-based groups play in conservation and sustainability. In South Dako

Rapid City, SD – The Oglala Sioux Tribe is making a study of mountain lions an environmental priority, now that the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation reports evidence that a breeding population may exist on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. Trudy Ecoffey, a senior wildlife biologist wit

Sioux Falls, SD – Hope can now be found online in South Dakota. The American Cancer Society has launched a new web site called "SharingHope TV" to connect cancer survivors with their friends and family by uploading videos, photos, music and artwork. Charlotte Hofer, South Dakota media directo

Rapid City, SD – Preserving South Dakota's wild heritage can stimulate local economic activity, rather than squashing it. So says Dr. Thomas Power, a national author and University of Montana economics professor, who meets with community leaders in South Dakota this week to discuss his report

Eagle Butte, SD - Today's World Peace and Prayer Day ceremony at Bear Butte in Western South Dakota is bringing nations and faiths together to honor and respect sacred sites. The Butte became the focus of a controversial decision by the Meade County Commission last year when a liquor license was ap

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