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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - IA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Washington D.C. – Few Iowans can recall the time when there were no water treatment plants and raw sewage was dumped directly into Iowa waterways, and when coal-fired furnaces were commonplace, leaving soot on everything in Iowa cities. Doug Scott, policy director for the Campaign for America'

Iowa City, IA – In just under two weeks voters across the country will be selecting a new president, but in Johnson County, something else is on the ballot that could have a direct affect on the whole state. It's a bond issue put forth by the County Conservation Board to purchase land to ensur

Des Moines, IA –National Public Lands Day began 14 years ago to preserve and protect America's natural heritage. Today the observance recognizes more than 100,000 volunteers working in every state. The celebration this Saturday features special events planned statewide. One will be held at

Des Moines, IA – This weekend will be a particularly good time to get the kids out of the house and away from the electronics. Saturday is "National Trails Day," designed to celebrate the miles of trails through the nation's parks and wilderness. The National Trail System in the U.S. has 60,00

Des Moines, IA – Many Iowans are making summer vacation plans that include visiting wilderness areas across the country, but on this 38th Earth Day, a new report lists 10 wild areas nationwide in danger of losing their wilderness qualities. The report, from the Campaign for America's Wildernes

Washington, DC – Hunting and fishing in Iowa are more than fun and relaxing pastimes -- they're also big money-makers for the state. A new report finds that the value of public lands in Iowa goes beyond protecting the environment and wildlife for future generations. Melinda Gable, of the Nati

Spirit Lake, IA - One of the best holiday gifts you can give this year won't be wrapped in pretty paper and found under the tree. It's taking the time to speak up, on behalf of an Iowa river or stream you use and enjoy during the year. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has already ende

From the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge to the Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowans are heading to the outdoors to help protect Iowa’s natural treasures. Saturday is “National Public Lands Day,” a time to clean up and improve public lands and parks. Jen Schmidt with the Campaig

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