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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - ND: Urban Planning/Transportation

A government watchdog is suggesting ways to improve high-speed Internet access for tribal and rural areas. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - The lack of access to high-speed Internet remains a big problem on tribal lands in North Dakota and across the country. A new report from the federal watchdog Government Accountability Office highlights serious barriers to setting up fast and reliable Internet connections in those a

PHOTO: The 64th Legislative Assembly begins Tuesday in Bismarck, and oil and gas issues within the energy industry will be among those high on the docket. Photo credit: Lindsey G/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The gavel comes down to open the 2015 North Dakota Legislature Tuesday, and among the issues lawmakers will be asked to address this session are infrastructure improvements for oil and gas extraction. The EmPower North Dakota Commission is recommending about $1 billion in funding o

PHOTO: Drivers in North Dakota will want to use extra caution around schools today, as students statewide are being encouraged to walk or bike to class. Photo credit: Jim Larrison/Flickr.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. - This is Walk to School Day, as students across North Dakota and the nation are encouraged to "get active" as they get to class. Among those taking part in today's activities is Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, where Principal Troy Miller says many in the community get

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Transportation tries to make sure that its projects for the future don't disturb the history of the past, particularly for the state's Native American tribes. The agency has an employee whose job is to make the road less bumpy. That person is Jeani B

FARGO, N. D. - It's happening slowly, but every year, more North Dakota farmland is being lost to development. The annual amount of farmland being plowed under to make way for homes and businesses is small but consistent, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. State Cons

WASHINGTON - Something to think about when you see a big rig coming up in the rear view mirror: A new analysis of federal data shows more than 28,000 motor carrier companies operating more than 200,000 trucks that don't meet minimum safety standards, and North Dakota figures prominently. In an effor

Bismarck, ND – So far, North Dakota's winter has been beyond brutal, with record cold wind chills and snow piling up everywhere. Jim Moench, executive director of the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium, says the time it takes for homeowners and businesses to clear sidewalks and park

Bismarck, ND – When the North Dakota Legislature begins its 61st session next week, it will decide on a two-year budget. Don Morrison, executive director of the nonpartisan, progressive advocacy group NDPeople.org, believes the expected one billion dollar surplus is a golden opportunity to mak

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