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A recent survey published by the Centers for Disease Control found anxiety and depression are at an all-time high among Iowans. Nearly 40% of Iowans reported feelings of despair and worry during the pandemic. “Last spring a dense fog of the unknown rolled across Iowa overwhelming our work routines, disconnecting us from trusted friends, co-workers […]

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division has filed complaints against six businesses in four cities for violating the COVID-19 social distancing rules in the governor’s emergency proclamation. IABD lawyer, Lolani Lekkas says they meet with the business owners and try to reach a settlement. “Walk through any questions they have with regard to the complaint and […]

Despite this week’s warm fall weather, the Iowa Department of Transportation is putting out the word it’s looking for hundreds of snowplow operators to help clear the roads during the winter ahead. DOT winter operations administrator Craig Bargfrede says the hiring process is already underway. “Statewide, we’re looking for just over 600 positions to help […]

Theresa Greenfield, the Iowa Democratic Party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate, today said adding more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court is not a priority for Iowans. “I don’t that’s what we should be doing by any means,” Greenfield said earlier this afternoon. “I wouldn’t say that I have formed an opinion on that, but […]

We are in the midst of national farm safety week and an Iowa expert says the use of older equipment poses one of the biggest dangers to farmers. Iowa State University professor Charles Schwab says it is something that can be fixed. “I’m sure I sound like a broken record to some — but we […]

Over half a million Iowans have already requested an absentee ballot. That’s five times as many as had done so at this point in the 2016 election. Iowa’s secretary of state is asking a legislative panel to approve more changes to accommodate counting the huge increase mailed-in ballots. Absentee ballots are placed inside a “secrecy” […]

The congressional showdown over funding for a government-owned corporation that finances USDA programs is over. The resolution that cleared the U.S. House last night includes $30 billion for the Commodity Credit Corporation. House Democratic leaders originally suggested the CCC had turned into a slush fund, as the Trump Administration prepares to send another $14 billion […]

A new University of Iowa study finds psychological child abuse is associated with the most long-term negative outcomes, compared to other forms of abuse. Researchers analyzed psychological, physical and sexual abuse using data collected on more than 5,000 Australian children over the first two decades of their lives. Lane Strathearn, a U-I professor of pediatrics […]

The victim in a weekend shooting in Fort Dodge has died. Eighteen-year-old Jlynn Beason has died from injuries she suffered after being shot shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Subsequently, 18-year-old Fort Dodge resident Denharrio K. Lewil has been charged with first-degree murder after originally being charged with attempted murder. Police say that Lewil shot Beason […]

The harvest of the traditional crops in the state is just getting underway while the harvest for the first year of a revitalized crop is now about half done. Robin Pruisner with the Iowa Department of Agriculture says there were 729 acres certified this year to grow industrial hemp. “Six-hundred-and-53 of it was actually planted. […]


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