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PNS Daily News - October 21, 20140
We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s news including: a multi-state tour aimed at protecting women from gun violence; supporters continue their fight for legalized medical marijuana in Florida; and why some parents want to keep fracking at a distance.
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
DES MOINES, Iowa – The National Complete Streets Coalition has found that more and more communities are trying to make roadways safer and more user-friendly by making their streets "complete." Streets are more than just a way to move people in cars from 'Point A' to 'Point B,' says Doug Adams
DES MOINES, Iowa – The summer months are typically a time of drought – not just for the land, but for food banks in Iowa. Food donations seem to dry up just as the demand increases, when kids are out of school and no longer receiving free or reduced-price lunches or breakfasts. The Food