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    PNS Daily Newscast - Tuesday, May 24th, 20160 


    The head of security for the TSA has been removed from the job. Ten million dollars is going to help landscapes devastated by fire, and a new interactive map will let you know if you live near a park that's been treated with cancer causing herbicides.

Public News Service - Iowa

Nearly 180,000 kids in Iowa don't get the free summer meals that are being provided in many communities. (USDA.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Close to 90 percent of the Iowa children who are eligible for free meals during their summer break aren't getting them. Community groups run summer meal sites across the state, but the Iowa Department of Education says of more than 200,000 kids in need of the meals, only about 2...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Special Olympics Iowa athletes, volunteers, coaches and spectators have converged on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. (SpecialOlympicsIowa.org)

AMES, Iowa - More than 2,600 athletes - plus their friends, families and thousands of spectators - are converging in Ames this weekend for the Special Olympics' Iowa Summer Games. The opening-ceremony crowd Thursday night filled Hilton Coliseum. While the competitions are a main focus of the weeken...Read More

Public News Service - IA

The Bakken Oil Pipeline project still awaits construction approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Wikimedia Commons)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Groups opposing the Bakken Pipeline say despite the latest push to start construction this week, the fight in Iowa is far from finished. Conservation and community groups claim the pipeline would pose environmental risks and hamper progress for renewable energy in the Midwest....Read More

Public News Service - IA

Summer programs are helping Iowa middle schoolers become interested in STEM to close the state's skills gap. (DMACC)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Economic change has meant more jobs requiring higher levels of skill and education and according to the Iowa Department of Education, there aren't enough people to fill those jobs. A new summer program for kids aims to get middle schoolers excited about STEM, which could close t...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Some Iowa disaster workers are among those now in Alberta to help with aid to wildfire evacuees. (RedCross.ca)

DES MOINES, Iowa - The wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, has forced residents of the entire community out of their homes, leaving an urgent need for places to sleep, plus food, water and basic supplies. While the local Red Cross has been helping out, it also has flown in disaster workers from sout...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Devin Lile works in the lab at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. (Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa ranks third overall in the nation for helping people with disabilities get jobs and job training. But for one age group, there's more to be done in that regard. The latest national report from the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire says Iowa ...Read More

Public News Service - IA

About 40 miles of streams have been formally adopted in Iowa, leaving hundreds of miles more in need of volunteers to help clean them up. (GoAdoptaStream.com)

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the Iowa Legislature unable to pass a clean water funding plan, everyday Iowans are still taking steps to improve the water supply. Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines is providing "adoption papers" so volunteer groups can take care of one or more local streams in need of ...Read More

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A bill using funds already in place says Iowa recovery efforts could be better coordinated after a natural disaster. (National Weather Service)

DES MOINES, Iowa - After a major weather incident like the tornado that hit Stanton in southwestern Iowa last week, water, food and shelter can suddenly be in short supply, and volunteers from faith-based and community organizations usually rally to help their neighbors. But the goal of Senate Fil...Read More

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