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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - IA: Disabilities

Des Moines, IA – On opening day of the Iowa State Fair, fairgoers will see John McCain and Barack Obama everywhere they turn - literally. There seems to be a poll almost daily to show the standings in this year's presidential race, but the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council is planning a

Des Moines - The flood waters washed away a lot of valuables. Among them were things that some Iowans--people with disabilities--must have in order to live their daily lives. The Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council is joining the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology and the Iowa Abl

Des Moines, IA - An estimated 14,000 to 15,000 Iowans with disabilities are looking for work, but remain unemployed while hundreds of Iowa employers who want to hire people with disabilities may not be sure sure where to find them. But now, Steve Wooderson with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Service

Des Moines – The people of Iowa choose their election candidates in a very public caucus system which differs greatly from the privacy of a voting booth. People reach their decisions in open discussions with their friends and neighbors, and that can be intimidating to some. So that Iowans ner

Des Moines, IA – Many people with disabilities may feel as if they are locked out of the nation's workforce, and advocates say that's a loss to employers and the economy. October is "National Disability Employment Awareness Month," an effort to break down workplace barriers. Steve Wooderson wi

In January, when the Iowa caucuses are held, over 100,000 Iowans will participate in selecting a presidential candidate. In the past, a very small percentage of caucus goers were Iowans with disabilities. To change that, the Iowa Presidential Caucus 2008 Project gets underway Friday at the Iowa Stat

Des Moines, IA - Iowans with disabilities will be watching the state legislature closely over the next few weeks, with key funding issues on the table. Rik Shannon with the Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council says cigarette tax revenues are at the top of the list, generating about $130

Nearly 45,000 Iowans who rely on local governments for mental health and disability services may lose access to those programs if the legislature fails to act quickly, according to state officials. Since 1997, lawmakers have capped the amount of tax money counties may collect and, at the same time

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