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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - SD: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Advocates for survivors of sexual assault say South Dakota's rape kit testing law falls short by not requiring the state to find out exactly how many kits are sitting untested. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's new rape kit testing law is now in effect, but a sexual assault victims' group argues it may not go far enough to tackle the state's backlog. Currently, only about 350 untested rape kits are accounted for in South Dakota. Researchers at the Joyful Heart Foundation, ho

Most cases of elder abuse go unreported in South Dakota, and senior advocates are working with new laws to help change that. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Advocates for seniors are working to get the word out that Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law new protections for victims of elder abuse. The state has adopted several recommendations from the Elder Abuse Task Force, including criminalizing emotional abuse against South Dakota'

Sioux Falls, SD - South Dakota voters opposed the 2008 abortion ban by a slightly wider margin, less than one percent, than they recorded when they defeated it in the 2006 election. Nathan Peterson, spokesman for the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, which reported the statistics, says a s

Sioux Falls, SD – For the second time in as many years, an abortion ban initiative is on the November ballot in South Dakota. Proponents say Initiated Measure 11 would prevent abortions from being used as birth control, while the leading opponents say it prevents families from making their own

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