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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - ND: Civil Rights

Chairman Archambault (left) and Chief Arvol Looking Horse are involved in the latest fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline that also spotlights decades of racial discrimination against Native populations in North Dakota. (Photo by Jenni Monet)

BISMARCK, N.D. - For many members of the Lakota Sioux Tribe, the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is just the latest symptom of a longstanding racial divide in North Dakota. Native Americans in the state are jailed and live in poverty at much higher rates than their white neighbors, and so

Native Americans have been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline since April. (Red Warrior Camp)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project could be permanently shut down today, pending a federal judge's decision. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tribal members say the agency issued impro

Youth First Initiative released a new poll showing about 77 percent of Americans favor changing the focus of the juvenile justice system from incarceration to rehabilitation.  (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - A juvenile justice reform group wants 80 of the country's oldest and largest youth prisons closed down, including one in North Dakota. The North Dakota Youth Correctional Center in Mandan is home to more than 100 young offenders. But the Youth First Initiative says such facilit

New numbers show reports of sex trafficking in North Dakota went up in 2015. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hotline calls about human trafficking are up in North Dakota. Polaris, a nonprofit group that runs the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, fielded calls on 19 cases in 2015, three more than the year before. This includes calls on 15 cases of sex trafficking

IMAGE: Saturday is the deadline for new residents of North Dakota or those with identification that needs a new address to get it or get changes made, so they can cast a ballot in the June primaries. Image courtesy North Dakota Secretary of State.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the North Dakota primaries now just about a month away, an important deadline is looming for those who plan to cast a ballot. With changes approved by the 2013 Legislature, state law now requires voters to have a valid form of identification. Josh Askvig, associate state direc

PHOTO: North Dakotans will vote on five ballot measures among all the political offices when the election arrives next Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The polls are expected to be busy when North Dakotans cast their ballots one week from today. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Silrum says it's typical to see turnout of eligible voters of 60 to 70 percent, and this year it's likely to be on the high side, considering this summer's p

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

BISMARCK, N. Dak. - Much of what North Dakotans buy these days - from drywall for construction projects, to jewelry, to medicines - is made in other countries where, often, manufacturing standards are almost nonexistent. So, like most Americans, North Dakotans find obstacles when they try to hold fo

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