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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - IA: Census

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

Just over 3,000 homeless people were counted during the 2016 Point-in-Time Count in Iowa. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Volunteers in communities across Iowa will undertake the daunting task Wednesday of counting the number of people they can find without permanent homes. The annual Point-in-Time Count is required for communities that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Ur

PHOTO: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Des Moines Area Community College in 2012 for a town hall on increasing graduation rates. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Education

DES MOINES, Iowa - Americans have, on average, more years of higher education than ever, but with significant gaps among races. Efforts in Iowa aim to close that inequality, with future economic vitality on the line. The latest figures show that nearly one-third of adults age 25 and older have compl

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