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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - IA: Consumer Issues

Iowa has about 315,000 residents with disabilities who are eligible to vote in the November midterm election. (dnswm.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – One way people stay active in their community is by voting, and as the November midterm election approaches, advocates for Iowans with disabilities say they're no exception. They also have a number of ways to cast a ballot. When peopple with disabilities don't vote in elect

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

The cost of gasoline in Iowa averages $2.79 per gallon this summer, which is 53 cents higher than one year ago. (registration.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — At the Environmental Protection Agency, a new acting administrator takes over for Scott Pruitt today. But big regulatory rollbacks that Pruitt set in motion - including vehicle mileage standards - are still a major concern for environmental groups and others. The Obama-era

The quest for energy efficiency employs approximately 2 million Americans. (Nick Youngson/Alpha Stock Images)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's investor-owned utilities have until Monday to submit five-year energy-efficiency plans to be approved by the Iowa Utilities Board no later than March of next year. The plans are necessary after Iowa lawmakers approved legislation to limit how much utilities can spen

The Conservation Stewardship Program is America's largest working-lands conservation program with more than 72 million acres enrolled, roughly the size of Nevada. (landstewardshipproject.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Concerns are being raised about cuts to programs in the latest version of the Farm Bill that could undermine Iowa farmers' progress on sustainable agriculture. The controversial bill passed by only two votes in the U.S. House last week, with all Democrats opposed and 20 Re

If you believe an older adult is in immediate danger of physical or financial abuse, the local police or 911 can be contacted for help. (stocksnap/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Older adults lose nearly $3 billion a year through financial abuse, and that's one reason Congress made prevention a national mission by passing the Elder Justice Act in 2010. The mission is being honored today with the 13th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Anthony

Mexico's plan to slap a tariff on pork products in retaliation for aluminum and steel import levies could cost U.S. pork farmers $360 million annually. (btfrewinphotography/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa — The price Iowa farmers are getting for soybeans is 50 to 70 cents better than this time last year, but whether that will continue may depend on the outcome of trade talks between America and its closest allies. President Donald Trump delivered a threat to trade partners me

More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics sold in the United States are used on animals raised for food production. (Seeding Sovereignty.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - The amount of antibiotics used to keep pigs from getting sick now rivals the amount consumed by humans - without evidence the pigs are getting healthier, according to a report released today. The Natural Resources Defense Council report is an in-depth look at antibiotics in the p

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