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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2020 


DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.


2020Talks - October 22, 2020 


Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - IA: Youth

Des Moines, IA – In less than a month, the "Smoke-Free Air Act" takes effect in Iowa; it's designed to protect nearly every worker in the state from exposure to secondhand smoke. To help those who want to get ready for the change by putting out their cigarettes, the Great American Smokeout i

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 – A new website aims to elevate child policy issues with presidential candidates and voters alike. It is now up and running, before the Iowa caucuses. Twenty-three organizations have joined forces to launch It's-About-Our-Kids.org. The site provides information and resources o

Des Moines, IA – "Minding the gap" is getting tougher for Iowa's working families. The Iowa Policy Project has reviewed the numbers for the last five years and found that more Iowa children who used to be covered by a parent's insurance policy, no longer are. Study author Colin Gordon says the

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,

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.

Des Moines, IA – Healthcare coverage for thousands of Iowa children is at stake as Congress and the White House continue their standoff over a plan that would extend affordable insurance to about half of the nation's uninsured children. President Bush says he will veto an expansion of the Stat

The FBI says the number of violent crimes is up for the second year in a row, and a U.S. Department of Justice report blames kids and gangs. They're calling for tougher punishments in juvenile cases to lower the crime rate. David Ruffin with the Children's Defense Fund says that only treats the pro

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