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PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2019 


An internal IRS memo is reported to contradict the administration’s stand on refusing to supply Trump’s tax returns. Also, on our Wednesday rundown: Missouri’s governor prepares to sign a restrictive abortion bill. And guess which state is agitating for an end to annoying robocalls?

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Public News Service - IA: Family/Father Issues

Some Iowa farmers are sharing their financial data so peers can assess potential profits. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

DES MOINES, Iowa - A new project is helping some beginning Iowa farmers enter the business with their eyes and accounting books open. As part of the Whole Farm Financial Project created by the group Practical Farmers of Iowa, about a dozen fruit and vegetable growers shared their financial data so

A new poll shows a majority of Iowans favor issuing driver's licenses to individuals, regardless of their immigration status. (Iowa Department of Transportation)

DES MOINES, Iowa - A number of groups, and some Iowa law enforcement officials back legislation authorizing the Iowa Department of Transportation to issue two-year, temporary visitor driver's licenses to individuals in the state, regardless of their immigration status. A poll commissioned by the A

Farmers will gather in six meetings around the state this month to help share solutions to common problems and develop long-term policy. (Center for Rural Affairs)

DES MOINES, Iowa - In order to build strong rural communities and farm families, Iowa farmers need to work together to solve common issues of interest. A series of six roundtable discussions and conversations in March is designed to help them do just that. Stephanie Enloe, Rural Policy Program Ass

The Iowa Legislature again is discussing banning use of indoor tanning beds by minors. (jdurham/morguefile)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Iowa Senate passed legislation last year that would ban anyone 18 years of age and younger from going to a tanning salon and using an indoor tanning bed. The bill stalled in the House, with some lawmakers saying parental choice should be respected. A similar bill was intro

LifeServe Blood Center is requiring donors to defer blood donation for 28 days after returning from countries that have experienced cases of Zika virus. (facebook.com/pages/LifeServe-Blood-Center)

DES MOINES, Iowa - A woman who traveled to Central America is Iowa's first confirmed victim of Zika virus, one of 82 reported nationwide. The disease, which is transmitted through contact with mosquitoes, has no known treatment. LifeServe Blood Center is now prohibiting donors from giving blood

The failure of the Iowa legislature to couple state tax law with federal law could mean Iowans will pay more when they file their returns. (cohdra/morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa – In order to make filing taxes simpler, the State of Iowa has traditionally mirrored federal tax law, with federal deductions also applying to the state income tax. The Iowa House has passed House File 2092, a bill to maintain that coupling, but Gov. Terry Branstad has recom

While many Iowans support expanding sale and use of fireworks in the state, one veterans group opposes the move. (morguefile.com/duboix)

FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Senate File 508 would allow Iowa residents to possess and use fireworks, such as firecrackers and Roman candles. Currently, only novelty items such as sparklers are legal in the state. The bill passed a Senate committee last week, but one group says the effort poses a threat to

Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses have led to an increase in voter registration in the state. (Iowa Secretary of State)

DES MOINES, Iowa - In order to participate in Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses tonight, you not only have to be registered to vote, but you have to declare a party affiliation. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is the state's commissioner of elections, and has new numbers

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