Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11, travel restrictions soon will ease for vaccinated international visitors to the U.S., and a Texas doctor who performed an abortion under new restrictions is sued.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Jerry Oster


Location: Yankton, SD

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Finding the Next Generation of Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. -- A sales tax increase passed by the Legislature in 2016 gave South Dakota teachers substantial raises. That in turn helped schools …

Expanding Cardiac-Ready Communities in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A number of towns in North Dakota are taking steps to become "Cardiac Ready" communities, and a bill in the Legislature would set …


Legislation Could Change Licensing for SD Nurse Practitioners, Midwives

PIERRE, S.D. -- A bill that could expand the scope of services from nurse practitioners and nurse midwives has made it halfway through the South …

Training a New Generation of SD Life Savers

PIERRE, S.D. – A bill just introduced in the South Dakota Legislature on behalf of the American Heart Association would add CPR training as a …


Senior Advocates Make Moves to Protect Medicare

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Despite campaign pledges made by now President Trump, there is concern that some in Congress may move to change Medicare to …

New Rules on Gas Flaring: Health Benefits, Energy Savings – and Controversy

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Bureau of Land Management issued some new rules that are irking the oil and gas industry, but the agency says they were …


ND Top-Ranked in Protecting Kids from Tobacco Use

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota's efforts are leading the nation to keep kids away from tobacco and help those that do smoke, quit. A national …

Deadlines are Approaching for Affordable Care Act Signup

YANKTON, S.D. -- Republicans in Congress are going all-out to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But it hasn't happened yet, and coverage is still …


Farmers Optimistic, but Low Prices Cause Concern

BISMARCK, N.D. - Low commodity and livestock prices are putting increasing stress on agriculture producers across the country. Despite a growing …

Sometimes the Caregivers Need the Care

BISMARCK, N.D. – Advocates for people who help and care for their older friends and family members say those caregivers need more recognition …


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