PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2018 

President Trump holds a listening session at the White House as the demand for action to curb gun violence spreads across the nation. Also on today's rundown: an Arizona ballot initiative would require 50-percent renewable energy by 2030; and a new report suggests local democracy is being "run over" by Lyft and Uber.

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Public News Service - IA: Animal Welfare

PHOTO: A hog operation in southeast Iowa has been fined $10,000 and ordered to make repairs after a November manure spill into a tributary of the Des Moines River. Photo Credit: Carl Wycoff

DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the state's largest hog operations is being fined for the spill of manure into a tributary of the Des Moines River. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has fined The Maschhoffs $10,000 and ordered updates to equipment after the incident last fall. In its ruli

PHOTO: In the past six years, there have been at least five manure spills from the Van Buren County hog operation of The Maschhoffs, LLC, and the latest is prompting a lawsuit. Photo credit: Green Fire Productions

DES MOINES, Iowa – After another manure spill from one of the state's largest hog operations, a coalition of community, environmental and animal welfare organizations says enough is enough. David Goodner, farm and environment organizer with the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI),

PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation report outlines how climate change is affecting big game, making a connection between a bleeding disease and Iowa's white-tailed deer. Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service

DES MOINES, Iowa - White-tailed deer are sometimes so plentiful in Iowa they're considered a nuisance. However, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, that could quickly become different because of climate change, which is affecting big-game populations around the country.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa countryside is dotted with rolling green pastures. Better management of those pastures is said to be key to increasing profit for farmers grazing beef and dairy cattle and to possibly solving an environmental problem. This Wednesday (May 23) there will be a pasture wal

DES MOINES, Iowa - As more and more people inherit Iowa farmland, more and more of these new absentee landowners are uncomfortable with the way it is currently being farmed with conventional row crops. Practical Farmers of Iowa is hearing from some absentee owners who want to make a transition in or

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