PNS Daily Newscast _ March 31, 2020 

Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 

During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - IA: Social Justice

DES MOINES, Iowa - Secure the nation's food supply by "growing local." That's the message of the 13th Annual Community Food Security National Conference opening in Des Moines this weekend. One of the conference organizers is Angie Tagtow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade policy. In orde

MINNEAPOLIS - One of the basics of a working democracy is citizen participation, but lately the art of civics has been on the decline in many places across the country, as more citizens opt not to take part in any civic activity. To try to reverse that trend, the National Civic Summit is being held

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Supreme Court's decision last week to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage has sparked a firestorm of controversy - at least, for now. But will it still be an issue on everyone's lips by the next election? Since the decision, there's been an outcry to change

Des Moines, IA – For a decade now, Iowa has been the only state that does not give its citizens who are victims of fraud the right to take individual legal action against scam artists and other dishonest businesses who harmed them. However, this week state lawmakers will have an opportunity to

Des Moines, IA – An estimated 5,000 people are expected to attend the Heartland Presidential Forum Saturday at HyVee Hall in Des Moines. They will have a unique chance to share their personal stories and concerns with some of the top-tier presidential candidates. Barb Kalbach with Iowa Citi

Des Moines, IA - There appear to be two time periods in a person's career when he or she is at the greatest risk of age discrimination -- and the first may come earlier than you'd expect. According to an Ohio State University study, the initial "spike" comes at about age 50, when workers are enterin

When it comes to Uncle Sam's pocketbook, many Americans say federal priorities are out of whack, with too much money for the Pentagon at the expense of health care, education and the environment. That's the finding of a survey from the University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center. David

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