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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - IA: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

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

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