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PNS Weekend Update - March 8, 20140
Among the stories on our weekend rundown: a look at whether raising the minimum wage can help some folks to be better parents: we hear from high school students as to how they would allocate federal dollars while others take an active role in the school lunch menu; and mixed reviews for efforts to save the gray wolf.
DES MOINES, Iowa - For those already starting to feel the stress of tax time, free help now is being offered at dozens of locations across Iowa, focused on low-income and older residents. The assistance is provided by the AARP Foundation through more than 250 expert volunteers, according to Elmer Ne
IOWA CITY, Iowa - It may seem far off with the cold temperatures of today, but spring eventually will arrive, and along with it the threat of rising rivers. Record flooding across the state over the past five years has led to many changes along communities' waterways, including in Iowa City, where K
DES MOINES, Iowa - As 2013 comes to a close, there is good news on foster care in Iowa, although there's still much work to do, especially when it comes to older children. According to Carol Behrer, who is the executive director of the Youth Policy Institute of Iowa, the number of youths in foster c
IOWA CITY, Iowa – For those from across the state who have to travel to Iowa City for cancer treatment, it truly is like a home away from home. The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge is a place where out-of-town patients and their caregivers can stay at no charge while receiving treatment.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Local veterans who are looking to go from the battlefield to the farm field are getting some help in their efforts this weekend. The first-ever conference of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Iowa is set for Saturday in Des Moines. Coalition chair Ed Cox says the organizat
DES MOINES, Iowa - It's called "The College Experience" - a course for incoming Des Moines Area Community College students that orients them to their new life at the school as well as the need for community service work. This year, said instructor Nicole Hardin, her students decided to pay tribute
DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 600,000 new and used books, magazines, puzzles, CDs, DVDs and games are available starting today at the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland annual Fall Book Sale. Co-chair Wanda Anderson says it draws thousands from across the Midwest, searching for bargains and treasure
DES MOINES, Iowa - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most often-diagnosed cancer among women, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), which also lists early detection as key to boosting survival rates. Des Moines R.N. Christie Weatherly fo