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PNS Daily Newscast - December 19, 2018 


A federal judge delays Michael Flynn’s sentencing after berating him in the courtroom. Also on Wednesday's rundown: The Trump asylum ban could go into effect at midnight; and North Carolina voters demand answers in an election-fraud case.

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Public News Service - IA: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

Around 48,000 Iowans are living with developmental disabilities. (mhmrcv.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 50 million Americans are living with developmental disabilities, but many are also highly functioning individuals actively participating in their communities. Lane Till, a spokeswoman for the Iowans With Disabilities and Action Project, said this year's campaign

Iowa's small towns have fewer children as the U.S. population continues to gray. (visitiowa.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – A study to determine why some small towns in Iowa wither and others thrive is under way at Iowa State University. For more than 30 years, most small Midwest communities have experienced shrinking populations, an exodus of younger people, job losses and fewer community serv

A regional blood center official says donating a single pint of blood can save the lives of as many as three hospital patients. (maduriblooddonor.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – The weather and widespread flu outbreaks have created a shortage of blood supplies in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. LifeServe, a non-profit community blood center that serves the region, says December and January are typically the worst months for blood donations. But

DES MOINES, Iowa – Born a slave and then orphaned, George Washington Carver faced continual rejection until he found a welcoming home in Iowa, where he earned a college degree and began his groundbreaking work as an inventor and botanist. Des Moines Area Community College is paying tribute to

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