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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - IA: Consumer

A warning to homeowners in the midst of a spreading credit crisis and the growing threat of foreclosure. Con artists are preying on these homeowners, who are desperate to keep their homes. Victor Elias, with the Child and Family Policy Center, says there are reports in other states of scammers cl

Iowans don't have to travel to far off places for the long Fourth of July holiday to enjoy themselves. Thom Guzman with the Downtown Resource Center says thanks to historic preservation projects and development, there are downtown areas throughout the state that have become thriving places where pe

A growing number of Iowa homebuyers with poor credit, who borrowed from predatory lenders, are finding themselves unable to keep up with those mortgages because of ever-increasing interest rates and payments. Johnetta Lovell of Des Moines found herself in the predicament of having two payments a mo

As Iowans make decisions about their charitable donations in the New Year, there's a nationwide rating system that can help. Charity Navigator, the nation's leading charity evaluator has released it's rankings of all the charities and non-profits in Iowa, and it's a select few that earn the top, fo

Des Moines, IA - December 31 is the sign-up deadline for anyone who qualifies for the Medicare prescription drug benefit, or to change the plan they picked last year. Kris Gross with Iowa's Senior Health Insurance Information Program says even if you are satisfied with your current coverage, there a

Des Moines, IA - At this time of year, some Iowans may be so desperate to buy Christmas gifts for the family that they find themselves seeking such short-term solutions as a payday loan or car title loan. But Victor Elias, with the Child and Family Policy Center, urges people to resist a temptation

Des Moines, IA - From high-definition televisions to new computers, you may be happy about the new electronics under the Christmas tree this year. But high-tech gifts raise at least one important question for the recipient: what to do with the old equipment that's being replaced? Amy Horst with Met

Des Moines, IA - When you're Christmas shopping this year, consider how much of what you buy ends up in a landfill. Amy Horst with Metro Waste Authority says significant amounts of boxes, packing material and wrapping paper gets thrown in the trash after the presents are opened. "We definitely en

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