'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Making Family a Priority for Iowa's Foster Kids Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-05/childrens-issues/making-family-a-priority-for-iowas-foster-kids/a66074-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-05/childrens-issues/making-family-a-priority-for-iowas-foster-kids/a66074-1 new report looks at data from the child-welfare system over a 10-year period to see how placements for young people in foster care have changed. The report says nationwide, care systems placed 86% of foster children in families in 2017, compared with 81% in 2007. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Family/Father Issues Youth "Future Ready Iowa": Is Community College the Answer? Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-14/education/future-ready-iowa-is-community-college-the-answer/a64919-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-14/education/future-ready-iowa-is-community-college-the-answer/a64919-1 Future Ready Iowa" initiative includes a higher-ed credential for 70 percent of all state residents by 2025, compared to the current 58 percent. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Education Youth Report: Easing Obstacles for Iowa Foster Youth Would Aid Adult Success Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-15/childrens-issues/report-easing-obstacles-for-iowa-foster-youth-would-aid-adult-success/a64644-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-15/childrens-issues/report-easing-obstacles-for-iowa-foster-youth-would-aid-adult-success/a64644-1 The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a first-of-its-kind data brief that shows why older youths and teens benefit from extended care. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Family/Father Issues Youth Iowa Mayors Take Pledge Initiated by Gun-Control Advocates Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-10-05/civic-engagement/iowa-mayors-take-pledge-initiated-by-gun-control-advocates/a64214-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-10-05/civic-engagement/iowa-mayors-take-pledge-initiated-by-gun-control-advocates/a64214-1 March for Our Lives," encouraging voter turnout among millennials – in part, to help pass stricter gun laws. March for Our Lives was organized by Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivors, after an incident that left 17 dead. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Gun Violence Prevention Youth Report: Diapers Keep Diplomas at Bay for Iowa’s Young Parents Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-28/childrens-issues/report-diapers-keep-diplomas-at-bay-for-iowas-young-parents/a64140-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-09-28/childrens-issues/report-diapers-keep-diplomas-at-bay-for-iowas-young-parents/a64140-1 Annie E. Casey Foundation research says Iowa's 28,000 young parents often find it difficult to support their children and fulfill their own potential. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Family/Father Issues Livable Wages/Working Families Reproductive Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Iowa Ranks Fifth in 2018 National Child Well-Being Report Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-27/childrens-issues/iowa-ranks-fifth-in-2018-national-child-well-being-report/a63035-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-27/childrens-issues/iowa-ranks-fifth-in-2018-national-child-well-being-report/a63035-1 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book – ranks Iowa fifth overall, and fourth among states for economic well-being. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Census Children's Early Childhood Education Health Youth Florida Students Take Gun Control Message to Midwest Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-22/gun-violence-prevention/florida-students-take-gun-control-message-to-midwest/a63011-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-22/gun-violence-prevention/florida-students-take-gun-control-message-to-midwest/a63011-2 Road To Change" tour is advocating for gun safety, and he wants to understand why so many in rural America oppose that change. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Gun Violence Prevention Social Justice Youth One Hour of Exercise for Smarter, Healthier Iowa Kids Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-16/health-issues/one-hour-of-exercise-for-smarter-healthier-iowa-kids/a62191-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-16/health-issues/one-hour-of-exercise-for-smarter-healthier-iowa-kids/a62191-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Education Health Mental Health Youth Big Tobacco Comes Clean About Deceptive Marketing Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-27/health-issues/big-tobacco-comes-clean-about-deceptive-marketing/a60419-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-27/health-issues/big-tobacco-comes-clean-about-deceptive-marketing/a60419-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Consumer Health Smoking Prevention Youth Iowa Educators: Obesity Impacting National Security Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-14/health-issues/iowa-educators-obesity-impacting-national-security/a60259-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-14/health-issues/iowa-educators-obesity-impacting-national-security/a60259-1 (Read More)]]> Education Health Youth CHIP Funding Remains in Doubt Despite House Vote Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-07/health-issues/chip-funding-remains-in-doubt-despite-house-vote/a60163-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-07/health-issues/chip-funding-remains-in-doubt-despite-house-vote/a60163-1 Children's Health Insurance Program, but the funding still is in doubt. Nine million children nationwide, including 80,000 children in Iowa, get CHIP coverage. It's offered through Healthy and Well Children in Iowa - known by the initials, hawk-i. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Health Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Women's Youth Report: Barriers to Success Still Pervasive for Minority Children in Iowa Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-24/childrens-issues/report-barriers-to-success-still-pervasive-for-minority-children-in-iowa/a59979-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-24/childrens-issues/report-barriers-to-success-still-pervasive-for-minority-children-in-iowa/a59979-1 2017 Race for Results" report shows the playing field is far from level. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Early Childhood Education Education Health Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Youth Critics: Iowa's Stopgap Insurance Plan Would Hurt Low-Income, Seniors Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-25/health-issues/critics-iowas-stopgap-insurance-plan-would-hurt-low-income-seniors/a59149-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-25/health-issues/critics-iowas-stopgap-insurance-plan-would-hurt-low-income-seniors/a59149-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Health Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice Youth Critics: Iowa Education Plan Lacks Necessary Health Component Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-24/education/critics-iowa-education-plan-lacks-necessary-health-component/a59120-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-24/education/critics-iowa-education-plan-lacks-necessary-health-component/a59120-1 (Read More)]]> Education Health Youth Expert: Law and Order Approach to Opioid Crisis Ignores Key Truths Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-10/health-issues/expert-law-and-order-approach-to-opioid-crisis-ignores-key-truths/a58918-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-10/health-issues/expert-law-and-order-approach-to-opioid-crisis-ignores-key-truths/a58918-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Health Youth Iowa Turns to Youth to Address Dearth of Cyber Security Experts Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-02/education/iowa-turns-to-youth-to-address-dearth-of-cyber-security-experts/a58782-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-02/education/iowa-turns-to-youth-to-address-dearth-of-cyber-security-experts/a58782-1 . High school juniors and seniors will be competing against students in six other states for $650,000 in scholarships. ...(Read More)]]> Education Youth New Research Shows Prevalence of Post-Concussion Problems Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-26/health-issues/new-research-shows-prevalence-of-post-concussion-problems/a58686-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-26/health-issues/new-research-shows-prevalence-of-post-concussion-problems/a58686-1 (Read More)]]> Health Youth DMACC Newton Campus Rises to Child Care Challenges Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-22/education/dmacc-newton-campus-rises-to-child-care-challenges/a57763-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-22/education/dmacc-newton-campus-rises-to-child-care-challenges/a57763-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Early Childhood Education Education Livable Wages/Working Families Youth Cruising to School on Two Wheels? Remember Your Helmet Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-10/childrens-issues/cruising-to-school-on-two-wheels-remember-your-helmet/a57629-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-10/childrens-issues/cruising-to-school-on-two-wheels-remember-your-helmet/a57629-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Family/Father Issues Health Youth Vote Expected Today on Controversial Education Secretary Nominee Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-31/education/vote-expected-today-on-controversial-education-secretary-nominee/a56165-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-31/education/vote-expected-today-on-controversial-education-secretary-nominee/a56165-1 (Read More)]]> Education Youth MLK Day on Campus: The Power of Service to Create Social Change Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-16/social-justice/mlk-day-on-campus-the-power-of-service-to-create-social-change/a55933-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-16/social-justice/mlk-day-on-campus-the-power-of-service-to-create-social-change/a55933-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Education Social Justice Water Youth Exercise Their Minds: The Call for Daily PE in Schools Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-31/health-issues/exercise-their-minds-the-call-for-daily-pe-in-schools/a54729-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-31/health-issues/exercise-their-minds-the-call-for-daily-pe-in-schools/a54729-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Education Health Youth Presidential Election Creates a "Gray Area" for Iowa Teachers Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-26/civic-engagement/presidential-election-creates-a-gray-area-for-iowa-teachers/a54648-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-26/civic-engagement/presidential-election-creates-a-gray-area-for-iowa-teachers/a54648-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Education Immigrant Social Justice Youth Report: Youth Should Not Be Behind Bars Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-24/juvenile-justice/report-youth-should-not-be-behind-bars/a54594-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-24/juvenile-justice/report-youth-should-not-be-behind-bars/a54594-1 The Annie E. Casey Foundation pulls together evidence of the failings of youth correctional facilities and recommends they all be closed. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Civil Rights Education Juvenile Justice Poverty Social Justice Youth Farm to School: Bringing Iowa's Harvest into the Classroom Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-19/sustainable-agriculture/farm-to-school-bringing-iowas-harvest-into-the-classroom/a54547-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-19/sustainable-agriculture/farm-to-school-bringing-iowas-harvest-into-the-classroom/a54547-1 Farm to School Month, and activities and events around the state are educating students about eating healthy foods. Ellen Walsh Rosemann, who owns Farm Table Procurement and Delivery in Harlan, a food hub that distributes and transports food grown around Iowa to schools, said that when kids know where their food comes from, they are more likely to become better educated as consumers. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Youth Creating Different Landscape for Young, Rural Americans Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-10/climate-change-air-quality/creating-different-landscape-for-young-rural-americans/a54393-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-10/climate-change-air-quality/creating-different-landscape-for-young-rural-americans/a54393-1 National Rural Assembly – a coalition of more than 500 organizations – calls its new effort Kids, Climate, Connection. In a nation with 50 million rural residents, Rural Assembly chairman Dee Davis says some families and communities are disenfranchised by isolation and poverty. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Education Livable Wages/Working Families Rural/Farming Youth Spiral of Instability: The Impact of Juvenile Court Costs on Iowa Families Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-14/juvenile-justice/spiral-of-instability-the-impact-of-juvenile-court-costs-on-iowa-families/a54020-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-14/juvenile-justice/spiral-of-instability-the-impact-of-juvenile-court-costs-on-iowa-families/a54020-1 New research finds these youths in Iowa and other states can be pulled deeper into the system because of excessive court-related costs. According to the Juvenile Law Center findings, in Iowa these fees and fines include the cost of tests and evaluations, placement in diversion programs, the services of a public defender and court operation. ...(Read More)]]> Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Livable Wages/Working Families Youth Iowa in Top Tier for Community College Systems Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-29/education/iowa-in-top-tier-for-community-college-systems/a53755-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-29/education/iowa-in-top-tier-for-community-college-systems/a53755-1 WalletHub ranks Iowa 15th among community college systems in the nation. Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College, credits the state's board system, in which elected members represent the needs of local colleges. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Education Livable Wages/Working Families Youth Millions Attend Iowa County Fairs, Celebrate Future Farmers Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-29/rural-farming/millions-attend-iowa-county-fairs-celebrate-future-farmers/a53276-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-29/rural-farming/millions-attend-iowa-county-fairs-celebrate-future-farmers/a53276-1 19 are underway this weekend alone. County fairs have been part of Iowa summers for generations, with 3.5 million attendees across the state supporting young people's involvement in agriculture along with enjoying the festivities and exhibits. While attracting the public with live music, food, rides, and games, the Association of Iowa Fairs said the real purpose is providing young people with a showcase for their potentially prize-winning livestock and produce. ...(Read More)]]> Arts & Culture Community Issues and Volunteering Cultural Resources Rural/Farming Youth Experts: Unimproved Child Poverty Rates Ignored by Presidential Candidates Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-25/childrens-issues/experts-unimproved-child-poverty-rates-ignored-by-presidential-candidates/a53160-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-25/childrens-issues/experts-unimproved-child-poverty-rates-ignored-by-presidential-candidates/a53160-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Civic Engagement Hunger/Food/Nutrition Poverty Youth Getting a Degree Crucial for Iowans Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-11/education/getting-a-degree-crucial-for-iowans/a52759-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-11/education/getting-a-degree-crucial-for-iowans/a52759-1 new study from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Since the recession ended, of jobs created, 8.4 million have gone to people with at least a bachelor's degree, but only 80,000 went to workers with a high school diploma or less education. According to Anthony Carnevale, the Center’s director, through the early 1980s, 70 percent of American workers had no more than a high school diploma, and half were high school dropouts. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Education Youth More Funding Needed to Make Iowa Communities Walkable Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-05/childrens-issues/more-funding-needed-to-make-iowa-communities-walkable/a52746-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-05/childrens-issues/more-funding-needed-to-make-iowa-communities-walkable/a52746-1 (Read More)]]> Youth Urban Planning/Transportation Health Family/Father Issues Children's Budget Policy & Priorities Diverse Young Writers Converge in Iowa for Famous Summer Workshops Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-06-10/education/diverse-young-writers-converge-in-iowa-for-famous-summer-workshops/a52351-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-06-10/education/diverse-young-writers-converge-in-iowa-for-famous-summer-workshops/a52351-1 University of Iowa this weekend for the annual Iowa Young Writers' Studio. The program has developed an international reputation over more than a decade. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Education Family/Father Issues Poverty Youth Free Summer Meals Reach Just 10 Percent of Needy Iowa Kids Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-23/childrens-issues/free-summer-meals-reach-just-10-percent-of-needy-iowa-kids/a52054-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-23/childrens-issues/free-summer-meals-reach-just-10-percent-of-needy-iowa-kids/a52054-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Poverty Youth "Kids College" Aims to Close the Skills Gap in Iowa Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-16/education/kids-college-aims-to-close-the-skills-gap-in-iowa/a51924-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-16/education/kids-college-aims-to-close-the-skills-gap-in-iowa/a51924-1 Des Moines Area Community College locations. ...(Read More)]]> Youth Family/Father Issues Education Early Childhood Education Consumer Children's Young Iowans with Disabilities, Employers Benefit from Summer Jobs Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-09/disabilities/young-iowans-with-disabilities-employers-benefit-from-summer-jobs/a51793-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-09/disabilities/young-iowans-with-disabilities-employers-benefit-from-summer-jobs/a51793-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Disabilities Youth Helping Iowa Kids Shape their Futures by Taking Them to Work Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-27/childrens-issues/helping-iowa-kids-shape-their-futures-by-taking-them-to-work/a51639-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-27/childrens-issues/helping-iowa-kids-shape-their-futures-by-taking-them-to-work/a51639-1 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Elesha Gayman is executive director of Women's Connection, a Davenport group that aims to inspire, educate and connect women of all ages and backgrounds. She says tomorrow, the group is helping teach young people about the workplace. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Community Issues and Volunteering Early Childhood Education Education Family/Father Issues Livable Wages/Working Families Youth Report: Kids Need Support when Parents are Behind Bars Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-25/childrens-issues/report-kids-need-support-when-parents-are-behind-bars/a51587-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-25/childrens-issues/report-kids-need-support-when-parents-are-behind-bars/a51587-1 new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the side effects of parents in prison are often poverty, homelessness and hunger. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Community Issues and Volunteering Criminal Justice Family/Father Issues Health Housing/Homelessness Immigrant Mental Health Poverty Youth Expert: Hygiene Can Make Spring Allergies Worse Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-05/health-issues/expert-hygiene-can-make-spring-allergies-worse/a51242-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-05/health-issues/expert-hygiene-can-make-spring-allergies-worse/a51242-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Climate Change/Air Quality Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Environment Health Senior Youth Legislature Revisits Tanning Bed Ban for Minors Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-29/health-issues/legislature-revisits-tanning-bed-ban-for-minors/a50626-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-29/health-issues/legislature-revisits-tanning-bed-ban-for-minors/a50626-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Education Family/Father Issues Health Youth Child Safety Program Yields Health Dividends for Iowa Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-12/childrens-issues/child-safety-program-yields-health-dividends-for-iowa/a50362-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-12/childrens-issues/child-safety-program-yields-health-dividends-for-iowa/a50362-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Education Youth Planned Parenthood Shifts Resources to Meet Client Needs Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-27/health-issues/planned-parenthood-shifts-resources-to-meet-client-needs/a50078-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-27/health-issues/planned-parenthood-shifts-resources-to-meet-client-needs/a50078-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Early Childhood Education Family/Father Issues Health Poverty Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Youth Legislative Battle Over School Funding Looms Again Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-11/education/legislative-battle-over-school-funding-looms-again/a49761-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-11/education/legislative-battle-over-school-funding-looms-again/a49761-2 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Early Childhood Education Education Family/Father Issues Youth Groups Urge Iowa Parents to Speak Up for Working Families Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-12-04/childrens-issues/groups-urge-iowa-parents-to-speak-up-for-working-families/a49259-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-12-04/childrens-issues/groups-urge-iowa-parents-to-speak-up-for-working-families/a49259-1 MomsRising and Every Child Matters say even the busiest working parents need to find time to advocate for better economic security for their families. The groups are organizing house parties across Iowa to mobilize voters and get them talking. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Civic Engagement Education Livable Wages/Working Families Youth Family Involvement Key to a Child's Education Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-20/education/family-involvement-key-to-a-childs-education/a49043-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-20/education/family-involvement-key-to-a-childs-education/a49043-1 Iowa State Education Association president Tammy Wawro of Cedar Rapids said it's important to recognize the critical role of schools in society. "I think it's just a wonderful way for us to remind everyone that the public school that we have in our nation is what brings our students together, it brings our families together, and it is the pillar of all of our communities," she said. "...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Youth Uninsured Children Numbers Drop in Iowa Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-29/childrens-issues/uninsured-children-numbers-drop-in-iowa/a48735-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-29/childrens-issues/uninsured-children-numbers-drop-in-iowa/a48735-1 Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says that's a 21.9 percent drop in the number of uninsured children in just one year. Charles Bruner, director of the Child and Family Policy Center in Des Moines, says the change is in large part due to entire families enrolling for coverage. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Health Livable Wages/Working Families Youth Walk to School Day in Iowa: Step One to Lifelong Habits Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-07/health-issues/walk-to-school-day-in-iowa-step-one-to-lifelong-habits/a48431-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-07/health-issues/walk-to-school-day-in-iowa-step-one-to-lifelong-habits/a48431-1 International Walk to School Day. Among them are kids at Clay Elementary School in Altoona, where principal Leah Morris said it's hoped that today will lead to more kids walking and biking to school throughout the year and being physically active throughout their lives. "It's just an opportunity to show that it is doable to walk to school," she said. "...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Health Youth Report: Thinking about Drinking Happens as Early as Age 9 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-08/childrens-issues/report-thinking-about-drinking-happens-as-early-as-age-9/a48021-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-08/childrens-issues/report-thinking-about-drinking-happens-as-early-as-age-9/a48021-1 American Academy of Pediatrics, children start to think positively about alcohol between the ages of nine and 13. Licensed addiction counselor Sheena Williams says for most children, their parents are the biggest influence. ...(Read More)]]> Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Children's Health Youth Iowa Schools Fall Short for Children with Asthma Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-24/health-issues/iowa-schools-fall-short-for-children-with-asthma/a47772-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-24/health-issues/iowa-schools-fall-short-for-children-with-asthma/a47772-1 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America finds that Iowa only meets 16 of 23 core policy standards. Larissa Kaczaniuk, the foundation’s advocacy and outreach manager, says one place where the state falls short is with outdoor air quality. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Climate Change/Air Quality Education Health Youth Arthritis in Iowa: 2,800 Kids Among Those Afflicted Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-13/health-issues/arthritis-in-iowa-2-800-kids-among-those-afflicted/a47090-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-13/health-issues/arthritis-in-iowa-2-800-kids-among-those-afflicted/a47090-1 Arthritis Foundation, says early diagnosis and treatment are key, and one thing to watch for is what one may first believe to be so-called growing pains. "We now know that symptoms of joint pain, swelling, stiffness, fatigue are early signals of an inflammatory rheumatic disease and that requires medical treatment," she points out. "...(Read More)]]> Children's Health Youth