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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - SD: Health Issues

The stigma associated with suicide is a major issue in South Dakota, which has the 7th-highest rate of suicide in the country. (Marie L./Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – This week is Suicide Prevention Week and one of the biggest fights in stopping these tragedies is confronting the stigma associated with it. Angela Drake, a board member of the South Dakota chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, says Midwesterners are peopl

South Dakota ranks 21st for child well-being, according to a report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Craig Springer/USFWS)

PIERRE, S.D. – What would it take to make South Dakota the best state for children? The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book measures child well-being in four areas: economic well-being, health, education, and family and community. And a new report from South Dakota KIDS COUNT crunc

More than 700,000 people attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2015 for the 75th anniversary. (Andrew Cullen/Getty Images)

STURGIS, S.D. – One of the country's largest motorcycle rallies roars into action this Friday. Now in its 77th year, the renowned Sturgis Motorcycle Rally regularly draws nearly a half-million people, making it the perfect venue for AARP South Dakota's efforts to help military veterans this

There are 72,000 veterans in South Dakota. (Lance Cheung/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

PIERRE, S.D. – Advocates are encouraging South Dakotans to think about veterans this Independence Day. The state has 66 county and tribal-service officers for vets spread across South Dakota that offer information, assistance, counseling and referrals on subjects such as benefits and veteran p

There are more than 84,000 family caregivers in South Dakota. (sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota needs to improve its long-term care options for residents, according to a report ranking states. The national scorecard measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality. It also assesses their support for family caregivers and the transit

This year, South Dakota joins 34 other states that require high-school students be trained in hands-on CPR in order to graduate. (American Heart Association)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota high schools are gearing up for the new CPR law effective July 1, and organizations are helping out with training kits. The new state law requires high-school students to receive hands-only CPR training in order to graduate. So, the American Heart Association has

A report from the Congressional Budget Office says 23 million fewer Americans could have health coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act. (sasint/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - AARP representatives from South Dakota and across the country are to converge on the nation's capital next week to meet with members of Congress and express their opposition to the GOP's latest health-care bill on behalf of Americans age 50 and older. The House version of the Am

A parasite known as cryptosporidium, or

PIERRE, S.D. – A parasite that causes an uncomfortable illness is on the rise as summer unofficially begins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about crypto – short for cryptosporidiosis. It infects the intestines and stomach, causing cramps, diarrhea and

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