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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - IA: Energy Policy

Des Moines, IA – When Iowans open their December utility bill, it's likely to be far higher than November's, thanks to last month's cold weather. For a growing number of Iowans, the balance due will be more than they can pay. This situation is stretching federal heating assistance funds to t

Des Moines, IA – Global warming is the issue bringing Iowans out on a cold winter's night to caucus for presidential candidates this year. In addition to picking a presidential candidate, caucus-goers will decide what goes into the party platform. Sherry Timmons will be heading out Thursday

Des Moines, IA - Iowa's renewable fuels industry got some good news and some bad news from Congress last week. The U.S. House passed the energy bill Thursday, but the Senate declined to vote on it. Iowa's ethanol and biodiesel producers had been pushing for passage of the bill, supporting new requi

Des Moines, IA – Governors from the wind-rich upper Midwest, including Iowa's Governor Culver, will be attending the first Midwestern Governor's Association "Energy Security and Climate Change Summit" in Milwaukee. Nathaniel Baer with the Iowa Environmental Council says the governors are focus

Des Moines, IA – Several of the top presidential candidates will be in Iowa this weekend to tackle the "three F's" -– farming, food, and fuel. At a Farmers Union Forum coming up on Saturday, November 10 in Des Moines, they'll share their ideas and opinions about the futures of biofuel pr

Des Moines, IA - Lately, the price of oil has been setting new records just about every day; on Thursday, it topped $96 a barrel. With oil company profits setting records as well, advocates say it's time for Congress to force automakers to improve fuel efficiency standards. Jeff Link, with the Iowa

Des Moines, IA – Iowa's new Office of Energy Independence (OEI) is holding a series of meetings across the state this month to seek public input for the state's "Energy Independence Plan." The OEI is one of four new entities assigned the task of moving the state toward energy independence, and

Des Moines, IA - A team of leading researchers has concluded that the easiest way to reduce our dependency on automobiles, conserve fuel, lessen our carbon footprints, and maybe even help Iowa's population, is to design and build walkable neighborhoods. According to a new report from the Urban Lan

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