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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - SD: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

Between 2000 and 2013, the number of bicycle commuters grew by 62 percent across the United States, according to the League of American Bicyclists. (Richard Masoner/Flickr)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakotans are putting the finishing touches on their bicycles in preparation for Bike-to-Work Day on Friday. Every year in May, communities across the country celebrate biking to the workplace to promote safety for cyclists. Kerrie Vilhauer , a member of the Falls

From kids' sports to charitable causes, a new study confirms that many South Dakotans are ready and willing to volunteer. (Jerry Oster)

YANKTON, S.D. — A national survey now confirms what many in the state already know: when volunteers are needed, South Dakotans answer the call. Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, said that the group's annual survey on volunteering shows South Dakota mak

Sioux Falls gets high marks for livability from its residents over age 50 in a new survey. (Wikimedia Commons)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new survey shows that older residents of Sioux Falls find it a desirable place to live, and they want to stay in their homes as long as possible. In the survey, sponsored by AARP South Dakota, 81 percent of respondents - all age 50 or older - said they own their homes,

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging families to create a disaster kit and emergency plan. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — September is National Preparedness Month, and South Dakota safety advocates are urging residents to make plans in case of emergencies such as natural disasters. Safety experts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency remind people to buy or put together an emergency supply k

Thousands of South Dakotans will be walking to raise money for cardiovascular research and education programs aimed at reducing people's risk of heart attacks and strokes. (American Heart Association)

PIERRE, S.D. - Thousands of South Dakotans will be focusing on heart health this weekend. The annual Sioux Falls Heart Walk starts Saturday, and the idea is to raise money to help fight heart disease and stroke - two of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to the American Heart Associati

New data shows hundreds of South Dakotans have recently fallen victim to identity theft scams, and consumer watchdogs are trying to help. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — New data shows South Dakota reported fewer fraud complaints than almost every other state, but thousands of local residents are still falling victim to scams. According to AARP's Fraud Watch Network, South Dakota ranks 49th in the nation for fraud complaints, but in 2014, near

As part of Latino Conservation Week, community members are being encouraged to show their passion for protected areas, including the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Hispanic Access Foundation)

PIERRE, S.D. -- This week marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, and organizers are shining a spotlight on the Latino community's concern for preserving South Dakota's natural resources. Several groups, including the National Park Service, encouraged Latinos to go camping and hiking and

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