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PNS Daily News - November 25, 20140
We’re featuring a variety of stories today including: protests as the world reacts to the Ferguson grand jury’s decision to not indict; a legal look at the President’s choice to take executive action on immigration; and a former death row inmate’s take on the value of DNA testing.
Des Moines, IA – They're hoping the movement to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq starts with a knock on your door. On Saturday, hundreds of Iowans will will go house-to-house to help kick off a nationwide effort to get at least one million signatures on a petition, urging Congress to bring Ame
Des Moines, IA – It's been two months since floodwaters receded across Iowa, leaving thousands of acres of crops ruined. It's been particularly hard on family farms that grow specialty crops and produce for farmers' markets, many of which were not adequately covered by federal crop insurance.
Des Moines, IA – Behind the scenes at the Democratic Convention in Denver this week is a series of conferences on reaching out to rural voters. Director Neil Ritchie of the League of Rural Voters is not a convention delegate, but he'll be part of the conversations about rural policy, and he
Des Moines, IA – For the Aplington-Parkersburg School, supplies include more than paper and pencils. Such basics as tables, chairs and computers also are needed to restock the school building, which was wrecked by a deadly tornado in May. Although portable classrooms have been brought in for f
Des Moines, IA – From broken appliances to old tires, junk is being dumped where it shouldn't be. Starting this week, the Metro Waste Authority is taking steps to stop this hazardous and illegal practice in central Iowa. The Authority is bankrolling a first-of-its-kind, 24-hour surveillance pr
Parkersburg, IA – In the wake of Sunday's tornado, the cleanup can be almost as dangerous as the storm that caused it, as homeowners in Parkersburg and New Hartford now face the task of removing debris. Bret Vorhees with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says, o
Des Moines, IA – In less than six months, Iowans will be joining the rest of the country in voting for President, members of Congress and state legislators. While candidates are campaigning for all of these offices, a number of rural groups are joining forces to make sure the office-seekers pa
Des Moines, IA – It happens both in small towns and urban neighborhoods across Iowa -- the local grocery store shuts its doors for good, and many residents have little choice but to depend on the closest convenience store for groceries. In Des Moines, the Hy-Vee food store chain says its store