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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - SD: Children's

South Dakota's median household income of $56,521 was $3,800 lower than the median U.S. household income in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (commondreams.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Starting on Jan. 1, South Dakota's minimum wage will increase 20 cents - from $9.10 to $9.30 an hour. At the same time, research shows that in almost every state, a worker now needs to earn more than $15 an hour to make ends meet. Amy Glasmeier, a professor of economic geo

Research suggests detention of juveniles can increase the likelihood that they will commit another crime. (aclu.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In the past six years, the youth detention population in South Dakota has decreased significantly and the number of juveniles committed to the Department of Corrections has decreased by 65%. The reduction is a result of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, adop

South Dakota schools are required by law to have a bullying policy that defines the behavior and outlines procedure to report it. (geralt/Pixaby)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Bullying once was viewed as a childhood rite of passage, but now it is recognized as having lifelong implications for physical and mental health. Since 2006, October has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Mary McCorkle, president of the South Dakota Edu

Approximately 11.4% of South Dakota's population consistently struggles with food insecurity, meaning they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. (hungertaskforce.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Organizations that help feed hungry South Dakotans are concerned their supplies will run short this holiday season unless individuals and civic groups step forward to help. The group Feeding South Dakota has encouraged earlier-than-usual food drives because unexpected events, pa

More than one in four U.S. high school students surveyed said they used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, with the “overwhelming majority” choosing fruit and menthol or mint flavors, according to the CDC. (Krystian-Graba/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota's state epidemiologist says he supports a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, a proposal the Trump administration said this week that it's considering. Dr. Joshua Clayton says many people think e-cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes, even though long-term h

Public school teachers will spend on average $459 on school supplies for which they're not reimbursed this year, with California teachers spending the most and North Dakota teachers spending the least. (tjms.fairlawnschools.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the U.S., salaries of many public school teachers continue to stagnate, with some looking to a second job to help make ends meet. Nonetheless, every year teachers are paying for school supplies for which they are not reimbursed. Before the year is over, the avera

In recent days, pet owners in North Carolina and Georgia reported their dogs died after swimming in water contaminated with blue-green algae toxins. (akc.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As the dog days of summer drag on, pet owners are being reminded by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks to steer clear of ponds with smelly water containing blue-green algae blooms. Fisheries manager Mark Ermer says due to excessive spring flooding, the st

Research shows that students who have national board certified teachers in the classroom make higher academic gains. (libellule789/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Decades after school days have ended, adults remember their best teachers, and research shows teachers who complete advanced training become even better educators. South Dakota teachers who want to get that advanced training to influence future generations are meeting thi

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