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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - IA: Immigrant Issues

Enforcing the law, or painting Iowa as a racist state? There are two distinct views of House File 265 in the Iowa Legislature. (Iowa CCI Acton Fund)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Opponents of a bill under consideration at the Iowa Statehouse say it would "grease the wheels" for President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants. House File 265 would essentially bar state and local governments, along with public universities, from enacting policies tha

The antics, accusations and scandals of the presidential campaigns are creating heated conversations in some classrooms. (Lead Beyond/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa – In what used to be a perfect time for a lesson in how government works, the tone of the presidential campaign is creating uncomfortable conversations in high school classrooms. With the presidential election focused on the antics, accusations and scandals involving the cand

A new poll shows a majority of Iowans favor issuing driver's licenses to individuals, regardless of their immigration status. (Iowa Department of Transportation)

DES MOINES, Iowa - A number of groups, and some Iowa law enforcement officials back legislation authorizing the Iowa Department of Transportation to issue two-year, temporary visitor driver's licenses to individuals in the state, regardless of their immigration status. A poll commissioned by the A

A gathering tonight in Des Moines brings together activists from across the nation who want to see an end to the immigration-detention quota. Credit: TheaDesign

DES MOINES, Iowa - As the presidential hopefuls continue to focus on Iowa with the all-important caucuses now slightly more than four months away, a gathering in the state tonight seeks to turn their attention to the detention of immigrants. Gabriela Flora, program director for the American Friends

PHOTO: As the flood of children attempting to cross into the United States from Central America continues, an Iowa woman offers her story in the hopes of increasing understanding about the situation. Photo courtesy of Toksave / Wikimedia Commons.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The mass migration of Central American children has made headlines, sparked debate, and ignited a political firestorm in recent weeks, but one Iowa woman hopes her experience can shed some light upon why this is happening, and what can be done to help. Kenia Calderon made the jou

PHOTO: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Des Moines Area Community College in 2012 for a town hall on increasing graduation rates. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Education

DES MOINES, Iowa - Americans have, on average, more years of higher education than ever, but with significant gaps among races. Efforts in Iowa aim to close that inequality, with future economic vitality on the line. The latest figures show that nearly one-third of adults age 25 and older have compl

PERRY, Iowa - Taking a cue from Indiana and Utah, a group of Iowans has launched an Iowa Compact, a statement of views and principles they hope will guide future immigration reform efforts. Business owners, church leaders and some elected officials are signing it. In Perry, where about 40 percent

DES MOINES, Iowa - Arizona's controversial new immigration law is set to go into effect on Thursday. The law, known as SB 1070, has spawned copycat bills in several other states, most of which have failed to advance, but it also has shone a spotlight on some state lawmakers' efforts to address probl

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