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PNS Daily Newscast - March 26, 2019 


Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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Des Moines, IA – Many responsible developers in Iowa build projects that protect natural resources while revitalizing towns, cities and neighborhoods for future generations. The group 1,000 Friends of Iowa has recognized the efforts of six such developers for accomplishments in 2008. The pr

Des Moines, IA – Clean water will top the agenda this week as the annual conference of the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) gets underway in Des Moines - and there are plenty of issues to discuss, from summer flooding to fish kills to animal manure in water supplies. Lynn Laws, IEC communicat

Des Moines, IA – Work is in progress to make the flood-damaged Main Streets of five historic Iowa towns beautiful again. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is operating a Web site for collecting donations to help repair the downtown areas damaged by high water in June. Jennifer San

Des Moines, IA – Gasoline prices are inching down. In Iowa, they've fallen more than 50 cents a gallon since mid-July. But now is not the time to return to gas-guzzling driving habits of the past, warns the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC). Energy experts attribute the recent gas and oil pri

Des Moines, IA – This spring's flooding will cost Iowa governments tens of millions of dollars. It's a major blow for many small towns with few resources. But Iowa State University associate professor of Community Planning Gary Taylor says they'll need more than money to rebuild. "It would be

Des Moines IA – People can take many steps to fight global warming, but the easiest may be simply planting a tree. On this Arbor Day, Mark Signs with the group Trees Forever says trees help stop global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the air as they grow. Storing carbon in trees and so

Des Moines, IA - With state funding for roads still up for legislative action, some lawmakers are worried that maintenance for rural Iowa roads will get lost in the shuffle. Bills before legislators this week would raise license and registration fees to pay for additional road work. Republican Sta

Des Moines, IA - With gas prices soaring ever higher, more Iowans are turning to public transit to get around. However, such transportation is not getting much attention at the statehouse as the legislative session winds down. With lawmakers making final decisions on dividing up the money, transit p

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