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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 

President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.

2020Talks - October 23, 2020 

The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Iowans Get Chance to ‘Gab Green’ with Candidates

November 30, 2007

Fairfield, IA - A series of "environmental caucuses" will give Iowans an opportunity to talk about their hope for solutions to public health, conservation, and global warming issues. The first caucus is planned for this Sunday in Waterloo. Jane Duax with the organization Plains Justice is coordinating the events. She expects to hear a variety of concerns from different parts of the state.

"There might be some communities, like the Waterloo area, that will probably be more concerned about the coal plant. Fairfield, for example, has a real concern with their waste water."

She says the caucuses will also teach people how to make their personal concerns known, and how to get results.

"It will teach people how to communicate, whether its via a phone call, or a letter, or an e-mail or making an appointment to go and visit their city council member or state legislatures."

Duax expects to hear individual stories and suggestions about things like clean water, air quality, energy costs and the economic opportunities available by switching to renewable energies, such as wind. She says the information gathered at the caucuses will be used to draft an environmental agenda that will be shared with the Iowa Legislature as well as the presidential candidates.

Dick Layman/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - IA