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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 4, 2020 


Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - IA: Disabilities

Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death for adults in the United States and the number-one cause of disability. (creative commons/c la ms)

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa nurse says the recent deaths of two Hollywood celebrities in their 50s from stroke should be a wake-up call for those who think they're too young to worry. Victoria Borges with Methodist Medical Center said she became a champion for stroke prevention after her moth

Future Ready Iowa, an initiative to build Iowa’s employment talent pipeline, promotes services to help people with disabilities prepare for, get and keep jobs and advance in their workplaces. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa - With only a few weeks remaining in this year's legislative session, Iowans with disabilities and their families aim to remind lawmakers to seek their input before passing new laws that could affect them. Rik Shannon, public policy manager for the Iowa Developmental Disabilities C

People with developmental disabilities contribute to a more diverse community when employers hire them for administrative or support roles and other appropriate jobs. (Tatiana Dyuvbanova/ Twenty20)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Every day, 7 million people with developmental disabilities work harder than many other Americans to lead self-determined lives, and this is the month when those hard-won efforts are recognized. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, highlighting the contribu

There wouldn't be cupcakes at a virtual Democratic caucus, but the idea is to make caucus attendance more accessible to all by allowing people to

DES MOINES, Iowa – A 30-day public comment period is underway in Iowa to find out how Democratic voters feel about using "virtual" caucuses in the next presidential primary. Iowa's nominating contest traditionally kicks off the presidential primary season, and has sometimes been criticized f

Adults with disabilities have become invaluable employees in grocery stores across the country. (kdau.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's unemployment rate is so low there are too many jobs and not enough people – a problem that might be mitigated if employers made better use of the talents and skills of people with disabilities. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the

Iowa has about 315,000 residents with disabilities who are eligible to vote in the November midterm election. (dnswm.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – One way people stay active in their community is by voting, and as the November midterm election approaches, advocates for Iowans with disabilities say they're no exception. They also have a number of ways to cast a ballot. When peopple with disabilities don't vote in elect

Iowa ranks 17th in the nation for stroke mortality. (pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa legislators will hear a bill Tuesday that would create a designation system showing which hospitals and care centers in the state are best equipped to deal with stroke patients. Since 2000, strokes reported among those ages 20-45 have increased by 44 percent. Aaron Si

Around 48,000 Iowans are living with developmental disabilities. (mhmrcv.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 50 million Americans are living with developmental disabilities, but many are also highly functioning individuals actively participating in their communities. Lane Till, a spokeswoman for the Iowans With Disabilities and Action Project, said this year's campaign

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