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PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.

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Thousands of North Dakota parents who are behind in child support payments are getting some unique help to catch up. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With Father's Day just around the corner, North Dakota officials are now offering some forgiveness for parents who've been late on their child support payments. For the first time the state's child support service is setting up what's called the Amnesty Project for parents who ow

Family-farm advocates say a new lawsuit challenging North Dakota's decades-old corporate-farming ban is a last-ditch effort allow non-family corporations to operate in the state. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A new federal lawsuit over North Dakota's anti-corporate-farming law is getting criticism from family-farm advocates. The North Dakota Farm Bureau is asking a federal judge to declare the 84-year-old law unconstitutional, just days before North Dakotans vote on ballot Measure 1, w

As North Dakota voters prepare to weigh in on the state's corporate-farming law, family-farm advocates hold public discussions in four towns this week. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Starting today, family-farm advocates host a series of talks about the state's anti-corporate-farming bill. North Dakota is one of only a handful of states that doesn't allow corporate farming. But on June 14, voters will decide whether to reverse that with Senate Bill 2351, to al

A four-year plan to provide job training for hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors is under review. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today is the final day for public comments on a four-year plan to continue bringing part-time jobs and training to hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors. The federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is intended to help about 300 North Dakotans who ar

Like much of the country, North Dakota's emergency ambulance system is facing staffing and funding shortages. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Emergency ambulance services across the country are facing serious staffing shortages, but some health care groups in North Dakota are trying to take the lead on the issue. According to the state's EMS Association, most of those services rely on trained volunteer emergency

New numbers show North Dakota has the highest percentage of clean-energy jobs per capita in the Midwest. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota is one of the top states in the Midwest for jobs in the clean-energy field, according to a new report. The Clean Jobs Midwest survey shows North Dakota has the highest percentage of clean-energy jobs, per capita, out of 12 Midwestern states, at just under 12,000. But

The Corporation for Enterprise Development is asking Congress to boost funding for free tax services to help millions of low-income tax filers. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Anti-poverty advocates are urging Congress to renew a free national tax-preparation service, which the advocates say helps millions of low-income taxpayers, including thousands in North Dakota. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, has been around for 45 years. The

Public housing advocates are welcoming federal dollars to help fix up existing units in North Dakota, but they say much more funding is needed. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – With more than $2 million now heading to refurbish public housing in North Dakota, advocates for the state's homeless population are praising the move from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fifteen counties in the state will use the money primarily to impr

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