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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Public News Service - ND: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

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

State health experts have launched a new campaign aimed at curbing the growing number of heroin and prescription opioid-related overdose deaths in North Dakota. (iStockphoto)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Health experts host a community meeting today in Grand Forks to talk about the growing problems of prescription drug and heroin abuse in North Dakota. The meeting is part of the state Department of Human Services' newly-launched "Stop Overdose" campaign. According to the Cent

The North Dakota Secretary of State is reviewing a petition this week for a tobacco tax-hike proposal on the November ballot. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - A move to raise North Dakota's cigarette taxes could be a step closer to getting onto the November ballot this week. North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger's office is reviewing the measure, which would bump up the state's tobacco tax from 44 cents to $2.20 per pack. The state

More than one-in-four students have consumed more than just a few sips of alcohol by the time they reach eighth grade. Credit: 1001slide.

BISMARCK, N.D. – With alcohol being the substance most frequently abused by children and adolescents in the U.S., parents are being urged to talk to their children about the dangers before they take their first sips. According to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, childre

PHOTO: Counselors who have worked in North Dakota for decades say there is a growing trend of prescription drug abuse, but alcohol is still the most commonly abused. CREDIT: Jason Scrags

BEULAH, N.D. - Trends in drug abuse in the nation are continually changing, but one constant over the decades has been that alcohol is the most commonly abused substance. In North Dakota, the drinking culture is an even bigger problem, according to addiction counselor Darlene White. "Alcohol is al

BISMARCK, N.D. - The oil boom in western North Dakota is shining a light on a problem statewide: the difficulty many people have in accessing mental health services. Susan Rae Helgeland, executive director of Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND), says one main issue is the lack of providers

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