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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2018 


The Waffle House shooter had an earlier weapons arrest near the White House. Also on our Monday rundown: new eviction data underscores America’s affordable-housing crisis; plus we will take you to a state where one county is putting juvenile justice under public health.

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Public News Service - IA: Women's Issues

Democratic women running in this year's midterm elections have been galvanized since the nationwide Women's March, one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. (iowapublicradio.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Women make up 51 percent of the United States' population, but slightly more than 19 percent of Congress. With a record number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, most of them Democrats, those numbers could change come November. In Iowa, 98 women are e

A new study shows children think scientists are both men and women until they start first grade, and begin to associate science with males. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Think of a scientist: if you were asked to draw that scientist in the 1960s, you almost certainly drew a male - but a new study shows today's children depict female scientists more often than ever before. In 1966, women earned about 20 percent of chemistry bachelor degrees

Recidivism is down substantially at Iowa correctional facilities where DMACC offers educational and vocational training. (DariuszSankowski/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Getting on the right track can be challenging for people leaving the prison system, and some Iowa programs are giving them a head start before their release. Hollie Coon oversees Des Moines Area Community College's educational programs at Newton Correctional Facility and I

Nationally, women are paid on average 20 percent less than men. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – It might break rules of social etiquette to discuss salary and wages, but for Iowa women, it's a conversation worth having. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, the date marking how far into 2017 women have to work to catch up to the wages men earned in 2016. In Iowa, full-time worki

During American Heart Month, Iowans are encouraged to learn more about heart disease and make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. (FDA.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa – While February is a month dedicated to love, it's also a time to focus on other matters of the heart. It is American Heart Month, when Iowans are encouraged to learn more about heart disease and make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Kassi Wessing, communications direct

Cyclists celebrate Bike Month to promote fitness, safety and environmentally-friendly transportation. (DSMBikeCollective.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Bicycles are a way to get around virtually pollution-free, to stay fit and simply have fun and meet new people. Carl Voss, who's been riding for more than 40 years, is the founder of the Des Moines Bike Collective, a nonprofit group promoting cycling. He says throughout the mon

A computer lab at ICIW's Mitchellville facility is named after DMACC Emeritus Admininstrator Mary Chapman (left). (DMACC)

DES MOINES, Iowa - The women incarcerated at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women have a new resource to help better themselves once they're outside the prison walls. A new computer lab at the Mitchellville facility gives an opportunity for women to learn technical skills they need for cla

The high cost of child care is hampering working families, and a new survey says Iowa caucus-goers want the next president to address the issue. (maunere/morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa – On average, an Iowa family with an infant and a toddler pays nearly $18,000 a year for child care. That's roughly 30 percent of the average family's income, and more than the average cost of college tuition in the state. Representatives from Progress Iowa, the Center for

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