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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - IA: Poverty

Talented young writers from across the globe converge this weekend for the Iowa Young Writers' Workshop. (IowaYoungWritersStudio.org)

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Writers from all over the U.S. and the world converge at the University of Iowa this weekend for the annual Iowa Young Writers' Studio. The program has developed an international reputation over more than a decade. Studio director Stephen Lovely says it draws dozens of talented y

Starting this week, many vendors at Iowa farmers markets will accept vouchers from seniors and low-income families. (IAFarmersMarkets.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa farmers markets are in full swing starting this week at almost 200 locations across the state. Beginning tomorrow, vouchers for the Women, Infants and Children or WIC program, issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health, can be used to shop at farmers markets, as well as

Nearly 180,000 kids in Iowa don't get the free summer meals that are being provided in many communities. (USDA.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Close to 90 percent of the Iowa children who are eligible for free meals during their summer break aren't getting them. Community groups run summer meal sites across the state, but the Iowa Department of Education says of more than 200,000 kids in need of the meals, only about 2

The high cost of child care is hampering working families, and a new survey says Iowa caucus-goers want the next president to address the issue. (maunere/morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa – On average, an Iowa family with an infant and a toddler pays nearly $18,000 a year for child care. That's roughly 30 percent of the average family's income, and more than the average cost of college tuition in the state. Representatives from Progress Iowa, the Center for

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will close its Dubuque location and move staff to Cedar Rapids in order to better address patient needs. (Planned Parenthood)

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Planned Parenthood is closing its location in Dubuque not because of a lack of demand there, but because there's more demand in Cedar Rapids. Angie Remington, public relations manager of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, says the change will take place as soon as the building in D

A prediction of increased sales in the first half of 2016 could translate to more jobs for Iowans. Credit: FidlerJan/ morguefile.com

DES MOINES, Iowa - Despite a downturn in Iowa's agriculture sector, a new report suggests the state's economy will be healthier in the next six months. The Iowa Business Council's new Economic Outlook Survey summarizes fourth-quarter activity in the state's largest businesses. Council Executive D

National Rural Health Day recognizes rural healthcare providers and the patients they serve. Courtesy: USDA

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa is among the top 10 states with adults in excellent or good health, according to a survey by the Iowa Department of Health. In large part, that's the result of Iowa's rural health care system, since 43 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas or small communit

S new poll shows strong support remains for Social Security among people of all ages and political affiliations. Credit: zimmytws.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Today marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security, and a new report finds strong support for the program among people of all ages and from all walks of life. The survey from AARP showed that across generations and political affiliations, Social Security is considered one of the

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