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PNS Daily Newscast - June 25, 2019 


Conditions reported to be so bad, 300 migrant children are moved from a Texas detention center. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Sen. Susan Collins gets a challenge from Maine's House Speaker. Plus, a bill in Congress points to the need for summer meals.

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Public News Service - IA: Family/Father Issues

Des Moines, IA – The economic downturn likely means more Iowans losing jobs and needing social services at a time when the state budget is expected to be millions of dollars in the red. However, an economic stimulus initiative that is expected to be the first order of business for the incoming

Postville, IA – Many in northeast Iowa are calling the aftermath of May's Agriprocessors Kosher meatpacking plant raid by federal immigration agents a crisis, reaching far beyond the workers targeted in the raid. Some immigrant advocates complain the response to the raid in Postville would hav

Des Moines, IA – More than 10 percent of all births in the United States are premature, and one national group says many of those are through unnecessary Cesarean procedures. Lisa Houchins with the Iowa Chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network says the state didn't do well on th

Des Moines, IA – The National Women's Law Center recently completed an examination of Iowa's child care policies and discovered that the state lags far behind in child care assistance and what is needed to ensure child care quality and affordability. Sheila Hansen, policy director with the C

Des Moines, IA - A bill under consideration in Congress would benefit thousands of Iowa children in foster care, but they're going to have to wait until lawmakers return from their summer recess. Many kids in foster care in Iowa either end up being placed in multiple homes or "age out" of the system

Des Moines, IA – April is "National Child Abuse Prevention Month" -- but child abuse is a problem at any time of year. In Iowa, the Department of Human Services investigated roughly 14,000 cases of abuse in 2006, the last year for which statistics are available. Linda Spears, vice president o

Des Moines, IA – October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," and it comes just in time to raise awareness of the fact that, for Iowa victims, there's not enough help to go around. In the last dozen years, 23,000 Iowans have sought assistance from the network of shelters around the state.

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