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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - IA: Philanthropy

Don Corrigan of Des Moines, center, is the 2016 AARP Iowa Andrus Award Winner. (AARP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — One in three Iowans volunteers, earning the state the ranking of 10th nationally for community service in a new survey. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, each year about 765,000 people in Iowa give their time to help others. Don Corrigan of D

Elkaderís Whitewater Park and River Access was recognized as a Smart Growth Project in 2015.  (Elkader Whitewater Project)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Innovative ideas are spurring projects that advance sustainability in Iowa, and some of those efforts will soon receive special recognition. The group 1000 Friends of Iowa is taking nominations for its 15th Annual Best Development Awards. The awards showcase projects and progra

Thirteen people have died in the Louisiana floods and an estimated 40,000 homes are damaged. Some Iowans are among the relief workers there. (Tink Tracy/Flickr)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Nearly a dozen Iowans are among the hundreds responding to the devastating flooding in Louisiana. Volunteers with the American Red Cross are working in emergency shelters, delivering food, water and relief supplies to the thousands who have been forced out of their homes or are

Hunter Erb was diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects when he was three days old. (Stephanie Erb)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Stephanie Erb of Boone has experienced trials no mother should have to face. Her son Hunter was diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects when he was just three days old. After several open-heart surgeries. doctors determined Hunter had a very rare disorder that narrows th

The renovation of a downtown building in Slater won one of last year's awards for sustainability. (1,000 Friends of Iowa)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Each year, the 1,000 Friends of Iowa's Best Development Awards bring attention to cities, companies, and individuals who show how responsible development and planning benefits Iowa's communities and the environment. The group is now on the lookout for its next winners for good s

A prediction of increased sales in the first half of 2016 could translate to more jobs for Iowans. Credit: FidlerJan/ morguefile.com

DES MOINES, Iowa - Despite a downturn in Iowa's agriculture sector, a new report suggests the state's economy will be healthier in the next six months. The Iowa Business Council's new Economic Outlook Survey summarizes fourth-quarter activity in the state's largest businesses. Council Executive D

A donation from employees of an Iowa electric-transmission company will provide some new wheelchairs for the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Iowa chapter. Courtesy: Paralyzed Veterans of America

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fundraising by employees at an electric transmission company that operates in Iowa has helped provide wheelchairs to Iowa veterans. ITC Holdings' chief executive Joe Welch said his employees raised more than $108,000 to purchase nine motorized wheelchairs for veterans with disabi

PHOTO: Food donations.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The summer months are typically a time of drought – not just for the land, but for food banks in Iowa. Food donations seem to dry up just as the demand increases, when kids are out of school and no longer receiving free or reduced-price lunches or breakfasts. The Food

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