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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2019 


Trump attorneys go to court to attempt to block oversight of the president’s finances. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: the New York plastic bag ban becomes law. Plus, a new poll finds Coloradans support protecting wildlife corridors.

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Public News Service - IA: Urban Planning/Transportation

Des Moines IA – Iowa, like many states, has roads and bridges that are decades old and in need of repairs, and the Iowa Department of Transportation is projecting a $200 million a year shortfall for new road construction. Stephanie Weisenbach with 1,000 Friends of Iowa says it's vital to make

Des Moines, IA - Lately, the price of oil has been setting new records just about every day; on Thursday, it topped $96 a barrel. With oil company profits setting records as well, advocates say it's time for Congress to force automakers to improve fuel efficiency standards. Jeff Link, with the Iowa

Des Moines, IA - A team of leading researchers has concluded that the easiest way to reduce our dependency on automobiles, conserve fuel, lessen our carbon footprints, and maybe even help Iowa's population, is to design and build walkable neighborhoods. According to a new report from the Urban Lan

Several Iowa development projects are being recognized this weekend for making good use of land while protecting the environment. The city of Okoboji will receive a Leadership Award from 1,000 Friends of Iowa, for its efforts to protect Iowa's Great Lakes. The city changed zoning ordinances in 2006

There's some new life for Iowa's oldest buildings this week. Iowa's Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program ran out of funding in 2005, but it's back in business after the governor signed a bill to reauthorize it Monday. The bill provides $45 million in tax credits over the next three years. Ro

In recent years 37 Iowa small towns have had their downtowns rescued from near extinction by the "Main Street Iowa" program. It provides technical know-how to communities to restore their downtowns, and supporters say that’s the first step to restoring the entire community. The Governor want

The Des Moines Metropolitan area is the fastest growing region of the state and Dallas county one of the fasting growing in the country. Community leaders, city planners and citizens will get a chance to see a "Smart Growth Audit" released by researchers at the University of Iowa Extension to see h

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