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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: Housing/Homelessness

South Dakota is using $1 million from a federal grant to tear down dilapidated buildings and make way for housing. (Jnzl's Photos/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is offering a new solution to the state's workplace housing shortage. It’s a program called Bulldoze, Build and Beautify. State officials say they've identified about 3,000 dilapidated structures across South Dakota that could be demolished and the property

New research puts South Dakota as the second-best state in the nation for young adults just starting their careers. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota is near the top of the pack as a great place for millennials to live, according to new research by state. For adults ages 20 to 24, South Dakota is ranked second only to North Dakota by the personal finance website MoneyRates.com, as one of the most attractive states fo

About 39,000 South Dakota children, or 18 percent, live in homes that may not have enough money to keep food on the table. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - More than 105,000 South Dakotans do not have access to enough food, according to new research that includes about 39,000 kids. This year's Map the Meal Gap report shows that across the state children are at a higher risk of food insecurity than any other age group. Kerri DeGraff,

Raising money to increase teacher pay is the reason for legislation scheduled for a vote today at the South Dakota Legislature. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - A move to turn around South Dakota's worst-in-the-nation teacher pay could come up for a vote with state lawmakers today. The bill includes a sales tax hike and a property tax reduction. Joy Smolnisky, executive director with the South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute, says for mi

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota legislators passed an omnibus business incentive plan in the last days of the 2013 session, the "Building South Dakota" fund. New projects costing at least $20 million would be eligible for reinvestment payments, and existing businesses could get the payments by spending

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota ranks 22nd in the nation for how well its residents fare in terms of their ability to achieve financial security - a ranking advocates say isn't terrible but isn't terrific, either. The nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development bases its assessment on 52 meas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The passage of the financial reform package by Congress last week is being called "an historic shift of power." Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, says the bill shifts that power away from big banks and corporations to working families and Mai

How well can you eat on $25 a week? South Dakota residents can find out by taking the "South Dakota Food Stamp Challenge" during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, which begins Monday, November 17. Cathy Brechtelsbauer, volunteer coordinator for South Dakota Bread for the World, says participa

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