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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - IA: Civic Engagement

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has declared himself the winner of the Iowa caucuses by a margin of 6,000 votes. (Adobe Stock)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Confusion has continued to reign over the lack of final results from Monday's presidential caucuses in Iowa. However, that didn't stop Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders from declaring victory. Speaking from New Hampshire yesterday, Sanders said he was done waiting for an announcement

Iowa's caucuses are not only under fire for delay issues, but for accessibility issues as well. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa's prominent role in the presidential nominating process is now being questioned after this week's delays and technical issues. The American Civil Liberties Union says no matter what happens in the future, more Iowans need access to the process. Iowa has long held one of

A recent Climate Nexus poll found 7 in 10 Iowa voters support government action that addresses climate change. (Practical Farmers of Iowa)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- As presidential hopefuls make their final pitches to Iowans before the upcoming caucuses, rural residents say they want to hear more about climate change. Some political observers might think climate change is an issue more important to voters in coastal areas. But according to

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is among several presidential hopefuls to take part in candidate forums co-hosted by Des Moines Area Community College. (DMACC)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Democratic presidential hopefuls have been crisscrossing Iowa in hopes of claiming victory in the upcoming caucuses. Some of their audience includes community college students learning more about nominations. Des Moines Area Community College has co-hosted forums with several De

The U.S. Census Bureau recorded an 0.2% increase in Iowa residents between 2018 and 2019. But the state had a growth rate of 3.6% when compared with 2010. (jarndt/Morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newly released census estimates show Iowa's population is holding steady, but isn't exactly surging. However, a demographer says it's much better than some other Midwestern states. The U.S. Census Bureau said from July 2018 to July 2019, Iowa gained more than 6,000 residents. B

A report by Rutgers University this year said voter turnout for people with disabilities was up more than 8% in the 2018 midterm elections. (Sara/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa – In less than two months, Iowans will get their say in the presidential nominating process. As the caucuses draw closer, two groups are working to make sure residents with disabilities have a voice. Voter turnout rates indicate that Iowans with disabilities are under-repr

Coming up on Feb. 3, the first presidential caucuses in Iowa will reveal the preferences of voters in the heartland and are seen as a strong indicator for how candidates will do in later contests. (npr.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Presidential campaigns have been made or lost in Iowa, and because exit polls show voters age 50 and older play a significant role, an outreach campaign is under way to inform them about what to expect on Feb. 3. Brad Anderson, director of AARP Iowa, said events will be held acro

A new poll from Iowa State University shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the top choice of 24% of likely Iowa caucus-goers. (peoplesaction.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Four Democratic presidential candidates have been confirmed for The People's Presidential Forum in Des Moines this weekend. The forum is sponsored by the Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund. State Policy Organizing Director Adam Mason says because most Iowans ha

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