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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Groundbreaking for Iowa's First Hope Lodge

July 12, 2007

Iowans with cancer sometimes have to travel great distances to get specialized treatment - and it can be expensive to provide for meals and lodging. The American Cancer Society has 24 Hope Lodges scattered throughout the United States to help for cancer patients, and now there's one coming to Iowa City. Marcia Holley with the Iowa Chapter of the American Cancer Society says the lodges are a source of comfort.

“The facility is a place where cancer patients and their caregivers may stay, totally free of charge, while they are undergoing cancer treatment.”

Holley explains they had to raise $8 million for the project, but enough has been collected to start construction.

“We still have work to do. We have an additional $ 2 million to raise to complete the entire campaign and to make sure that we have a $4 million operating endowment for the facility.”

Holley adds that patients will have access to the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, VA Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. The facility is scheduled to be completed by September of 2008.

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - IA