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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - IA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: A family environment leads to far better outcomes for kids in the child-welfare system, but in Iowa a significant percentage of these children are ending up in non-family care, such as group and institutional settings. Photo credit: Liz West/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - New research shows that Iowa is falling short when it comes to the critical importance of family placement for kids in the child-welfare system. According to the report "Every Kid Needs a Family" from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about 14 percent of those in the child-welfare

PHOTO: One effort that continues to grow nationwide to raise awareness and get men more involved in sexual assault prevention is called

DES MOINES, Iowa - With an estimated one American woman in five sexually assaulted during college, there is a new effort under way to help schools do a better job with prevention and response. The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault has 90 days to come up with recommendati

Des Moines, IA – There have only been two cases of human trafficking prosecuted in Iowa since tough state laws were enacted in 2006, perhaps because it's a crime so difficult to spot that even those in law enforcement can miss it. Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa offers training classes for

Des Moines, IA – April is "National Child Abuse Prevention Month" -- but child abuse is a problem at any time of year. In Iowa, the Department of Human Services investigated roughly 14,000 cases of abuse in 2006, the last year for which statistics are available. Linda Spears, vice president o

Des Moines, IA – October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," and it comes just in time to raise awareness of the fact that, for Iowa victims, there's not enough help to go around. In the last dozen years, 23,000 Iowans have sought assistance from the network of shelters around the state.

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