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    PNS Daily News - June 24, 20160 

    In our wrap-up of today’s top news, Great Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the Supreme Court issues major rulings on immigration and affirmative action, and the world’s biggest swimming lesson aims at preventing drowning.

Public News Service - IA: Community Issues and Volunteering

DES MOINES, Iowa – There's a treasure hunt underway in Des Moines for book fans, and one of the best finds may have already been discovered. Every year, thousands of books are donated for the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland book sale. Most are worth no more than a few dollars, but this yea

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fifty years ago, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland began selling used books as a fundraiser. The annual book sale now draws thousands of people to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. To help raise money this year, a performance by Emmy award-winning musician, composer, philanthropist

DES MOINES, Iowa - A new study backs up what homeless shelters statewide have been reporting; a big jump in homelessness in the last year. The report, produced by the Iowa Institute for Community Alliances, finds there were over 23,000 homeless people in the state and over 15,000 classified as at-ri

DES MOINES, Iowa - Before state lawmakers adjourned last year, they formed the Iowa Smart Planning Task Force, a group that will report back to the Legislature by November on the best way to rebuild Iowa towns damaged by the 2008 floods. Susan Judkins-Johnson with Rebuild Iowa says the task force is

DES MOINES, Iowa - "Get Yourself Talking and Get Yourself Tested" is the message in a campaign inspired by MTV and endorsed by a variety of local organizations, including Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, to encourage teenagers to be tested yearly for sexually transmitted diseases. According to t

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's not as bad as in Los Angeles, but Iowa does have some air quality issues. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have declared this to be "Air Quality Awareness Week." The goal is to educate people about where the ai

DES MOINES, Iowa - A real toxic mess may be brewing right under your sink, but there are resources in Iowa to help you safely clean up. What's called "household hazardous waste" has become a huge problem for the environment if not disposed of properly, according to Amy Hock, a spokesperson for Metro

DES MOINES, Iowa - Flood warnings have been issued across Iowa this week by the National Weather Service. While conditions are not expected to be as severe as the floods of 2008, the lessons learned from that time are up for discussion. The conversation began at a Tuesday night symposium in Des Moi

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