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    PNS Daily News - February 9, 20160 


    Our news today zeros-in on issues from around the nation including: It’s New Hampshire’s turn to select presidential candidates but not all voters are fully decided; some West Virginians sympathizing with the water woes of Flint, Michigan; and a go-to indicator may be mis-categorizing millions of Americans as unhealthy.

Public News Service - Iowa

While many Iowans support expanding sale and use of fireworks in the state, one veterans group opposes the move. (morguefile.com/duboix)

FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Senate File 508 would allow Iowa residents to possess and use fireworks, such as firecrackers and Roman candles. Currently, only novelty items such as sparklers are legal in the state. The bill passed a Senate committee last week, but one group says the effort poses a threat to ...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Early dental care can help a child grow in a variety of ways. (ismiledentalhome.iowa.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - While going to a dentist may not be at the top of a child's list of fun things to do, good oral health is vital to his or her overall health. Oral-health consultant Stephanie Chickering, an adviser to the Iowa Department of Public Health's I-Smile Dental Home Initiative, said it...Read More

Public News Service - IA

The road to the White House runs through Iowa, with celebrities turning out to support their favorite candidates. (whitehousemuseum.org)

AMES, Iowa - We've seen pop singers, movie stars, athletes, and well-known politicians join the presidential candidates on stage the last few weeks, but how much impact do they have? Iowa State University political scientist David Andersen says those celebrity endorsements don't have much sway on vo...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses have led to an increase in voter registration in the state. (Iowa Secretary of State)

DES MOINES, Iowa - In order to participate in Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses tonight, you not only have to be registered to vote, but you have to declare a party affiliation. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is the state's commissioner of elections, and has new numbers ...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Raising awareness about the need for a higher minimum wage in Iowa is one of the goals of Family Friendly Iowa. (finance/morguefile)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Family Friendly Iowa, a coalition formed by Progress Iowa and the Service Employees International Union, hosted a small-business roundtable in West Des Moines this week to draw attention to what it believes are three main issues that impact Iowa's working families: affordable...Read More

Public News Service - IA

The high cost of child care is hampering working families, and a new survey says Iowa caucus-goers want the next president to address the issue. (maunere/morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa – On average, an Iowa family with an infant and a toddler pays nearly $18,000 a year for child care. That's roughly 30 percent of the average family's income, and more than the average cost of college tuition in the state. Representatives from Progress Iowa, the Center for...Read More

Public News Service - IA

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will close its Dubuque location and move staff to Cedar Rapids in order to better address patient needs. (Planned Parenthood)

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Planned Parenthood is closing its location in Dubuque not because of a lack of demand there, but because there's more demand in Cedar Rapids. Angie Remington, public relations manager of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, says the change will take place as soon as the building in D...Read More

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The boom in beekeeping prompted one Iowa bee enthusiast to create a new website to keep track of local laws on the topic. (Iowa Agriculture and Land Stewardship Office)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - When Julia McGuire of West Des Moines started keeping bees five years ago, she began connecting with others on the Internet for help. She quickly found the number one question was whether it was legal to keep bees in a certain city, which ultimately led her to create a search...Read More

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