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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  


Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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Public News Service - IA: Community Issues and Volunteering

Only 1-in-10 U.S. adults gets enough fruits or vegetables, with men, young adults and people living in poverty consuming the least.(localharvest.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new study shows incentive programs such as Iowa's "Double Up Food Bucks" boost healthy eating among low-income residents enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Iowa is a top food-producing state, but ranks almost last when it comes to fruit and ve

Flooded apartments along the Elkhorn River north of Columbus, Neb., after a

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds toured areas of western Iowa yesterday, where communities are struggling to recover from last week's "bomb cyclone" that caused massive flooding and raised rivers in 41 locations to new record levels, mainly in the Missouri Valley. The system brought rain

People with developmental disabilities contribute to a more diverse community when employers hire them for administrative or support roles and other appropriate jobs. (Tatiana Dyuvbanova/ Twenty20)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Every day, 7 million people with developmental disabilities work harder than many other Americans to lead self-determined lives, and this is the month when those hard-won efforts are recognized. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, highlighting the contribu

A majority of Iowa's 317,000 unpaid family caregivers are at least 50 years old and maintain regular working hours while also providing unpaid care to a family member or other patient. (AARP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Advocates for the Iowa CARE Act want lawmakers to codify what many say are common-sense procedures that would provide unpaid family caregivers with instructions and training for home medical tasks before a loved one or patient is discharged from a hospital. Many family car

In 2017, roughly 60 percent of Iowa's farmland was owned by people age 65 and older  with 35 percent of the total farmland owned by people older than 75. (aces.edu)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers learn fast there's no substitute for experience, and that's why many Iowa farmers are getting help from elders in the business who are willing to share their knowledge. When Bart VerEllen of Centerville became a farmer in mid-life, he joined a two-year support and

Psychologists say volunteering can create a

DES MOINES, Iowa – Each year, 62 million Americans – 1 in 4 – volunteer in their communities, and Tuesday’s National Day of Service and Remembrance acknowledges what a difference those contributions make. The remembrance day began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks took the l

Iowa women volunteer at significantly higher rates than men, but don't equal their numbers on county boards and commissions. (sjreia.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Despite a 2012 Iowa law requiring gender balance on county and city boards, the ratio of men to women serving in those offices hasn't evened out, and a new report says improvement has mostly stalled. The research from Iowa State University shows that only four of Iowa's 99

Des Moines recorded 13.7 million visitors in 2016, a new record for Iowa's capital city. (AARP)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Urban-design experts know downtown vitality is critical to a city's success, and Des Moines will take up the challenge next week when a block of East Grand Avenue gets a temporary makeover. The block between East Fifth and Sixth streets already is home to restaurants and r

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