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Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 


Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Public News Service - SD: Community Issues and Volunteering

The American Red Cross says efforts to maintain the nation's blood supply usually are hindered by the flu season, and now it has to contend with coronavirus concerns as well. (Adobe Stock)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota residents are urged to keep giving blood so the nation's supplies don't run short amid coronavirus concerns. This week, the American Red Cross announced donation restrictions for people who have traveled to certain countries or have had contact with someone who's b

Social isolation can have the same negative impact on an older adult's health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to Dr. Sonja Rosen at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (geralt/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly half of adult Americans say they feel alone, according to research by the health care provider Cigna, and the holidays can exacerbate that loneliness. But there are ways South Dakotans can help. Kristin Fox is the director of Senior Companions of South Dakota, a

Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and left untreated costs the economy $200 billion every year. (Engin_Akyurt/Pixabay)<br />

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Studies show that more than 43 million Americans suffer from mental illness, but less than half - 43% - receive treatment. May is Mental Health Month, and professionals in the field say it's a good opportunity to have hard conversations. Wendy Giebink, executive director

The review website Senior List ranks South Dakota in third place, behind Iowa and Nebraska, among the safest states for older people. (Pixabay/cnort)<br />

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Large or small, urban or rural, any community can strive to be more livable – and for the third year, AARP South Dakota is offering grants to help them achieve those goals. The grants are given for quick action projects through AARP's Community Challenge Grant initi

South Dakota's 86,000 caregivers are acknowledged during November's National Family Caregivers Month. (aarp.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On any given day, more than 44 million Americans take time out of their own lives to care for a family member, friend or neighbor; which is why November is designated Family Caregivers Awareness Month. In South Dakota, the contributions provided by more than 86,000 caregi

More than a third of the population, or 275,000 people, obtain hunting licenses annually in South Dakota. (wikipedia.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The start of hunting season for various South Dakota game is just days away, and residents are being reminded about a hotline to call if they observe any illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officer Joe Keeton said last year's n

In a ruling favoring states' right to collect sales tax from internet retailers, the U.S. Supreme Court noted that e-commerce has cost states $33 billion annually since 1992. (mohamedhassan/pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota's Department of Revenue is working on compliance rules for internet sellers who will now be required to pay sales taxes even in states where they have no physical presence. A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last week determined states can compel retailers to coll

A multidisciplinary team in Watertown is the first of five planned across South Dakota to provide outreach on the issues of child abuse and how to navigate the legal system. (Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. - Childhood trauma that includes emotional, physical or sexual abuse can cause huge life impacts, but these can be minimized through awareness events such as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, through the end of April. In South Dakota, agencies and law enforcement field about 16,00

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