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PNS Daily Newscast - April 16, 2021 


Florida's Republican lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to pass so-called "anti-riot" bill; disturbing police camera video of fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago.


2021Talks - April 16, 2021 


Biden announces tough sanctions on Russia; Pelosi says she won't bring bill to floor expanding Supreme Court; and Harris announces largest ever U.S. investment in childcare.

Public News Service - IA: Welfare Reform

In 2018, the average weekly unemployment benefit paid to Iowa workers was $385.19. (useche70/Pixabay)

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Trump administration has approved a new regulation allowing states to include drug testing as a condition for anyone receiving unemployment benefits. Generally, workers can collect unemployment if they've lost their jobs by no fault of their own and meet other eligibili

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Des Moines, IA – Just over a year after the troubled the Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium was given a new name and put firmly back on the straight and narrow, its director says the agency is now providing services to the unemployed the way it should be done. Late last year, sta

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Des Moines, IA – Several of the top presidential candidates will be in Iowa this weekend to tackle the "three F's" -– farming, food, and fuel. At a Farmers Union Forum coming up on Saturday, November 10 in Des Moines, they'll share their ideas and opinions about the futures of biofuel pr

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Des Moines, IA – Today is the day for the showdown in Congress over whether the U.S. House has the votes to override the President's veto of the State's Children's Health Insurance Program, a bill that would provide health insurance to low-income kids. The President claims it is too expensive,

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Des Moines, IA - Temperatures will soon be dropping, putting thousands of Iowans who are currently living in homes without heat in danger. More than 27,000 Iowa families have had their power disconnected since March and over half still cannot afford the reconnection fees. Jerry Mckim with the Low

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