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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - ND: Health Issues

North Dakota would lose out on at least $1.7 billion over the next two decades if the Cassidy-Graham health care bill is passed. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FARGO, N.D. - With a week to go before repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act becomes much harder, Republicans are hoping to get the votes they need on a new bill introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. However, the bill is facing a lot of pushback, including fro

About 21.5 million Americans 12 and older were classified with substance dependence or abuse in 2014. (Sacred Heart/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. -- September is National Recovery Month, and health professionals are focusing on the power of families and communities for people on the road to recovery. More than 50,000 North Dakotans suffered from Substance Abuse Disorder at some point in 2014, according to the most recent data fr

Speaking to someone who is showing warning signs of committing suicide is one of the most important tools for preventing it. (Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakotans are coming out from the shadows to speak up about suicide and suicide prevention. The Bismarck/Mandan Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Friday will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its goal to reduce the suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.

North Dakotans in the Bakken region, where oil production is most heavily concentrated, have reported health problems they believe are the result of air pollution. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakotans are still fighting air pollution, even as the Environmental Protection Agency takes the next steps toward removing regulations on methane-flaring at oil and gas well sites. A new report from the Dakota Resource Council finds methane is affecting local resident

More than 80 percent of Americans aren't getting the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity each week. (MilitaryHealth/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakotans are sitting on a largely untapped resource for better heart health – their workplace habits. More than 80 percent of Americans don't get the 150 minutes of physical activity they need each week to maintain a healthy heart, a number recommended by the Ame

Trihalomethane, a compound group linked to cancer, is found at levels above the healthy limit in the drinking water of 600,000 North Dakotans, according to a new report. (Arcaion/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A new report is giving North Dakotans a clearer look at what is in their tap water. The Environmental Working Group's Tap Water Database lets people search their zip code to find out what contaminants utilities have found in their drinking water. Sonya Lunder, a senior resea

The Trump administration and the U.S. House have proposed massive cuts to Medicaid. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – This weekend marks the 52nd anniversary of the Medicaid program, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. Medicaid provides insurance for children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, seniors and low-income adults, and 114,000 North Dakotans curren

North Dakota farmers and ranchers are worried cuts to food stamps could endanger the nutrition title in next year's farm bill. (Samir Luther/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Farmers and ranchers in North Dakota are speaking out against the Trump administration's proposed cuts to food assistance. A quarter of the current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) budget would be slashed over the next decade if members of Congress follow the

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