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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - ND: Immigrant Issues

About 4.7 percent of doctors in North Dakota are part of the H-1B visa program, the highest rate in the country. (sasint/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Medical professionals in North Dakota are facing pressure from all sides, feeling the pains of a growing shortage of doctors and potential changes to a visa program that helps supply doctors and wondering what will happen to health insurance at the federal level. President D

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

PHOTO: The first open enrollment period under Obamacare is coming to a close, with a deadline of March 31st for those who want coverage this year. Photo credit: John Michaelson

BISMARCK, N.D. - Time is quickly running out for North Dakotans who are uninsured to get health coverage, or they will face possible penalties. Millions nationwide and thousands across the state have signed up since the health insurance marketplaces opened last fall. However, Janis Cheney, state d

PHOTO: With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. CREDIT: Tony Alter

FARGO, N.D. - With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. At Family HealthCare in Fargo, according to registered dietitian Venessa Berg, patients can come in for a doctor visit

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