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PNS Daily News - July 29, 2016 


Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to unite behind her campaign for president, a trio of states are forming a West Coast Wall against gun violence, and Colorado is cracking down on drivers playing Pokémon Go behind the wheel.

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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

Dale Nimrod shows his wife Sonya around the family farm in southwest Iowa. He and his siblings recently sold the land to help a young couple establish their own family farm. (Practical Farmers of Iowa)

DECORAH, Iowa - The Farmland Owner Award is given annually by the Practical Farmers of Iowa to non-operator landlords who help get the next generation of farmers started on the land. This year's winners, Dale Nimrod of Decorah along with his sister Faith and brother Vance, sold their southwest Iow

One of the major issues facing the Iowa Legislature again this session is funding for K-12 schools. (cynthia357/morguefile)

WATERLOO, Iowa - Last year's extended legislative session led to a bipartisan consensus to provide one-and-a-quarter percent more money for education, plus a one-time funding boost of nearly $56 million. But Gov. Terry Branstad vetoed the one-time spending, which caused local school districts to sla

The holidays generate 25 percent more waste than other times of the year, much of which can be recycled. (jackietrains/morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's the most wonderful time of the year, but according to Trish Radke, program coordinator of the Metro Waste Authority, it's also the most wasteful. "We actually produce 25 percent more waste during the holidays than any other time of the year," she says. "Reducing your impact

The renovation of a downtown building in Slater won one of last year's awards for sustainability. (1,000 Friends of Iowa)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Each year, the 1,000 Friends of Iowa's Best Development Awards bring attention to cities, companies, and individuals who show how responsible development and planning benefits Iowa's communities and the environment. The group is now on the lookout for its next winners for good s

National Rural Health Day recognizes rural healthcare providers and the patients they serve. Courtesy: USDA

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa is among the top 10 states with adults in excellent or good health, according to a survey by the Iowa Department of Health. In large part, that's the result of Iowa's rural health care system, since 43 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas or small communit

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is Sunday with a number of events planned across Iowa this weekend. Credit: Jason Doiy.

DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s a major milestone as the landmark civil rights law that ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was spearheaded by former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and sign

PHOTO: More than one in five Iowans will be age 65 or older within the next decade, but retirement these days isn't what it used to be as more seniors are finding new purpose and meaning in their later years. Photo credit: tiarescott/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – As the state continues to grow older, an increasing number of Iowans are realizing there's much more life to live after navigating adulthood and the traditional career path. More than 15 percent of Iowa's population is already age 65 or older, and within the next decade it

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