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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - SD: Livable Wages/Working Families

Research shows that taking time off work is crucial for a mother's health after giving birth. (StockSnap)

PIERRE, S.D. – The internet is helping new moms take more time off from work after giving birth or adopting a child. The crowdsourcing network at mytake12.com helps support new mothers financially while they take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off work to recover and spend time with their babie

Family caregivers spent an average of $7,000 of their own money supporting loved ones in 2016. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. – Nearly 85,000 South Dakotans are unpaid caregivers, sometimes choosing between their jobs and caring for loved ones. Nationwide, nearly 40 million people are helping older family members, spouses and children with disabilities, and AARP is among the groups asking Congress to pas

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

The organization Feeding South Dakota is trying mobile food pantries this summer to reach more rural South Dakotans. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PIERRE, S.D. – Although the number of South Dakotans considered "food insecure" has fallen slightly this year, nearly one in eight still isn't sure where their next meal is coming from. According to Feeding America's "Map the Meal Gap" report, large numbers of South Dakota children are at ri

South Dakota is one of only six states that doesn't fund preschool education. (LucÚlia Ribeiro/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – Although two pieces of legislation on early childhood education were deferred to the 41st legislative day, South Dakota advocates for young children say they're optimistic because the topic is now on the table. Senate Bills 155 and 156 would have established an early-childhood

People are still able to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and a deadline for coverage is fast approaching. (healthcare.gov)

YANKTON, S.D. -- Republicans in Congress are going all-out to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But it hasn't happened yet, and coverage is still available - but enrollment deadlines are coming up fast. People interested in signing up for health insurance that starts March 1 have to hurry, the sign-

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins Nov. 1. (Jerry Oster)

LAKE ANDES, S.D. — The signup for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act opening on November 1st, but there are still a lot of unknowns. Alexa Raymond is a navigator with the Rural Office of Community Services in Lake Andes. "At this point we do not have a provider list available

Hundreds of thousands of South Dakotans could see a sharp decline in Social Security benefits, if changes to the program aren't made soon. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — As the November election draws ever closer, South Dakota groups are pushing for more details on the presidential candidates' plans for Social Security. The system faces growing solvency challenges as more Baby Boomers reach retirement age. According to AARP, if no changes are

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