PNS Daily News - April 24, 2017
We're highlighting several stories in today's news including: Congress returns from recess to a showdown over a border wall; immigrants may face the collateral damage of crime lab misconduct; and President Trump expected to move forward on offshore drilling.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Leaders of the Republican-led Iowa House and the Democrat-controlled Senate are pledging to pass a state budget and adjourn in advance of the April 19 target date. Last week, leaders announced a deal on coupling state and federal tax law, a breakthrough that could lead to a budge
DES MOINES, Iowa – Some believe there is a persistent stigma in Iowa that keeps members of the LGBT community from seeking health care. They might have issues with insurance coverage, or they don't want to be "outed" by going to the doctor. As part of an effort to provide medical services to
DES MOINES, Iowa - HIV testing used to take a long time to process, and people would have to wait days for results, but now there is "Rapid HIV testing," which produced results in just minutes. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will begin offering the testing option Jan. 1 at all 23 health centers
DES MOINES, Iowa - Fifty years ago, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland began selling used books as a fundraiser. The annual book sale now draws thousands of people to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. To help raise money this year, a performance by Emmy award-winning musician, composer, philanthropist
DES MOINES, Iowa - "Get Yourself Talking and Get Yourself Tested" is the message in a campaign inspired by MTV and endorsed by a variety of local organizations, including Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, to encourage teenagers to be tested yearly for sexually transmitted diseases. According to t
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Supreme Court's decision last week to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage has sparked a firestorm of controversy - at least, for now. But will it still be an issue on everyone's lips by the next election? Since the decision, there's been an outcry to change