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PNS Daily Newscast - December 5, 2016 


Here’s the news we’re following on today’s rundown: Standing Rock protestors celebrate victory over the Dakota Access Pipeline; veterans are poised to be free of owing money to the Pentagon; and advocates for women’s reproductive rights set their sights on Texas regulations.

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Public News Service - IA: Community Issues and Volunteering

Don Corrigan of Des Moines, center, is the 2016 AARP Iowa Andrus Award Winner. (AARP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — One in three Iowans volunteers, earning the state the ranking of 10th nationally for community service in a new survey. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, each year about 765,000 people in Iowa give their time to help others. Don Corrigan of D

Elkaderís Whitewater Park and River Access was recognized as a Smart Growth Project in 2015.  (Elkader Whitewater Project)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Innovative ideas are spurring projects that advance sustainability in Iowa, and some of those efforts will soon receive special recognition. The group 1000 Friends of Iowa is taking nominations for its 15th Annual Best Development Awards. The awards showcase projects and progra

Recycling stands can help prevent debris left behind after an event. (Bob B. Brown/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Overflowing trash cans and debris on the ground can be signs of a great party, but what's not so great is when all that trash ends up in the state's landfills. Recycling can help keep some of the debris out, and Metro Waste Authority offers event recycling stands free of c

Social-service groups say evicting people from Des Moines' homeless camps simply moves the problem instead of solving it. (tom stovall/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A fight for the homeless is ramping up in Des Moines. Eviction notices with a deadline of August 29th went up at several locations where the city’s homeless often set up camp. Opponents of that strategy will gather outside City Council chambers on Monday afternoon to

Thirteen people have died in the Louisiana floods and an estimated 40,000 homes are damaged. Some Iowans are among the relief workers there. (Tink Tracy/Flickr)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Nearly a dozen Iowans are among the hundreds responding to the devastating flooding in Louisiana. Volunteers with the American Red Cross are working in emergency shelters, delivering food, water and relief supplies to the thousands who have been forced out of their homes or are

Iowans with autism and potential employers are meeting up in West Des Moines today. (AutismIA.com)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - About 8,000 Iowans have autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their advocates say it's hard to pin down exactly how many are available for jobs, because once they leave school, they're no longer tracked by the state, although it's estimated to b

County fairs in Iowa attract 3.5 million visitors, who support young people in agriculture along with enjoying the rides, food and fun. (Cheryl Peters/Morguefile)

CRESCO, Iowa - More than half of the county fairs in Iowa take place during late July, 19 are underway this weekend alone. County fairs have been part of Iowa summers for generations, with 3.5 million attendees across the state supporting young people's involvement in agriculture along with enjoying

Thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities compete in more than 60 sports this weekend at the 30th Annual Iowa Games in Ames. (IowaGames.org)

AMES, Iowa – Iowans don't have to go to Rio to find athletes competing in dozens of different sports. An estimated 13,000 people will converge in Ames this weekend for the 30th annual Iowa Games. The events include archery, running, cycling, target shooting, even bowling and horseshoes. Chuck

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