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    PNS Daily News - October 13, 20150 

    On today’s rundown; the Planned Parenthood controversy taking a toll in the Sunshine State; Massachusetts lawmakers to hear from a teen fast-food worker on the minimum wage; Senator Diane Feinstein getting feedback on proposed National Monuments; and a look at how “going green” can promote self-sufficiency.

Public News Service - Iowa

Skip the fertilizer. The addition of compost to your soil in the fall will help your lawn be healthy and green next year. Credit: bluedogroom

DES MOINES, Iowa – Winter may be the next season on the horizon in Iowa, but now is the time for action for those already looking ahead to having a healthier and greener lawn next spring and summer. Rhonda O'Connor, project/strategy manager with the Metro Waste Authority, says fall is a grea...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Walking to school or other regular physical activity by children can help improve their health and academic performance. Credit: shironosov

DES MOINES, Iowa - Students across Iowa are taking a step in the right direction for their health on this International Walk to School Day. Among them are kids at Clay Elementary School in Altoona, where principal Leah Morris said it's hoped that today will lead to more kids walking and biking to s...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Regular screenings are vital as about one-in-eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Credit: AtnoYdur

DES MOINES, Iowa - This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Iowa and the yearly event is among the reasons why the number of survivors continues to grow across the state and nationwide. The death rate from breast cancer in this country has dropped by more than a third over the past 25 years. Roger...Read More

Public News Service - IA

The rusty patched bumble bee used to be common in parts of the state, but has seen its population plummet in recent years. Credit: Sarina Jepsen/The Xerces Society

DES MOINES, Iowa - Protections could be on the way for a bumble bee that used to be commonly found in parts of Iowa and across the Upper Midwest but is now threatened with extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just begun a year-long review to determine if an Endangered Species Act li...Read More

Public News Service - IA

A gathering tonight in Des Moines brings together activists from across the nation who want to see an end to the immigration-detention quota. Credit: TheaDesign

DES MOINES, Iowa - As the presidential hopefuls continue to focus on Iowa with the all-important caucuses now slightly more than four months away, a gathering in the state tonight seeks to turn their attention to the detention of immigrants. Gabriela Flora, program director for the American Friends...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Iowans with disabilities are among those being urged to get on the rolls today as the Hawkeye State celebrates National Voter Registration Day. Credit: Steve Shepard/iStockPhoto.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Today is National Voter Registration Day, and Iowans with disabilities are among those being encouraged statewide to get on the rolls for this fall's election. Rik Shannon, project manager with Iowans with Disabilities in Action, says when it comes to elections, people with...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Credit: Imagesbybarbara

DES MOINES, Iowa – Fall officially arrives on Wednesday and with it, Falls Prevention Awareness Day, calling attention to the frequency and seriousness of falls among older people, and ways to prevent them. It's estimated that one in three people over age 65 takes a major, unexpected tumble ...Read More

Public News Service - IA

With a few simple steps, Iowa football fans can make sure that green figures prominently among their team colors during tailgating. Credit: SD Dirk/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With football season well under way, fans across Iowa are being urged to add some green into their team colors while tailgating. When she was at last week's Iowa-Iowa State game, said Gretta Geneser, communications coordinator at Metro Waste Authority, there was a lot of fun and ...Read More

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