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    PNS Daily News - March 30, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: President Obama and Congressional Republicans continue their budget battle; Missouri is honoring Vietnam veterans today; and a new study shows parents should think twice before physically punishing their child.

Public News Service - Iowa

PHOTO: A new report takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the country and finds that Iowa is a top state for employment opportunities for college graduates. Photo credit: Alan Light/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – College graduates searching for jobs in Iowa have an easier time than in most states, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce that takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the country. Iowa is listed as 11t...Read More

Public News Service - IA

PHOTO: With tens of thousands of Iowans living with a developmental disability, the push is on to make sure that communities statewide are welcoming and inclusive and services and supports are available. Photo credit: Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council.

DES MOINES, Iowa - March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and in Iowa the focus is on ways in which communities can welcome and include individuals with disabilities. The month was established in 1987 by President Reagan to ensure that everyone can lead productive lives and a...Read More

Public News Service - IA

PHOTO: As National Nutrition Month continues, Iowans are being urged to "Rethink Your Drink" in order to cut back on expanding waistlines for children and adults. Photo credit: Justin Leonard/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - As National Nutrition Month continues throughout March, those across the state wanting to make some positive changes are being told to Rethink Your Drink. Dietician Carol Voss, nutrition coordinator with the Iowa Department of Health, says far too many children and adults are get...Read More

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PHOTO: Residents across Iowa are reminded to prepare for the thunderstorms, lightening, tornadoes and flash floods during Severe Weather Awareness Week. Photo credit: Carl Wykoff/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa as residents statewide are encouraged to be prepared for spring and summer storms. Each day of the week will focus on a different severe weather topic and Mike McClure, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says today...Read More

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PHOTO: According to a new report released by a broad coalition of organizations, LGBT women in Iowa and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit:  thephotographymuse/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 12 percent of Iowans live in poverty, and a new report finds that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves, t...Read More

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PHOTO: For the first time, a new study has identified some of the treatable factors that can prevent chronic kidney disease in children. The data could potentially prevent children from having to undergo costly and painful interventions such as dialysis. Photo credit: Dan/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study released Thursday that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady was the co-principal investigator on the ...Read More

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PHOTO: Iowans get a chance to weigh in today and next week as the Environmental Protection Commission holds hearings on proposed changes to the state's four-inch rule on topsoil. Photo credit: Carmen Shields/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A series of public hearings begins today on a controversial proposal to change the rule on the preservation of topsoil at Iowa's home and business construction sites. As it stands now, if one acre or more of land is disturbed during construction and there is at least four inches ...Read More

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PHOTO: With more than two million accidental poisonings in the U.S. each year, families are being urged this week to make sure any dangerous medications or household products are kept locked up or out of reach. Photo credit: Frankie Leon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - As National Poison Prevention Week continues, local experts say some simple steps around the home can help reduce the chances of accidental poisoning, especially among children. Poisoning is the leading cause of death from injuries in the U.S. Tammy Noble, education coordinator w...Read More

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