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ISU research finds health benefits for chickens watching virtual reality

An Iowa State University researcher’s pilot study shows chickens who view virtual reality scenes might be healthier. Associate professor, Melha Mellata says she knew of studies that showed viewing certain things calmed humans, and decided to see if it worked with chickens by showing them scenes of free-range animals. “We measured the immunity in the […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

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Wait to post vacation adventures online until you get home

Many Iowans are taking their last vacations of summer and while they may be excited to share photos of their far-away experiences on social media platforms, it may not be wise to do so when they’re still on the trip. Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons recommends you resist the urge to post pix of those […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

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Iowa sales tax revenue dropped $101 million in July

State sales tax revenue for the month of July fell significantly. Jeff Robinson of the Legislative Services Agency said the $101 million drop may be because consumer spending was so high in July of 2021. “All states experienced a very large increase in sales tax revenue as economies reopened and consumers returned to the market […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

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Site set for hearing on Summit Carbon’s pipeline permit request

The Iowa Utilities Board has determined the Webster County Fairgrounds will be the site of the public hearing on the Summit Carbon Solutions request for a permit to build a carbon pipeline. The order sets the place for the hearing — but the date has not been set as IUB staff are continuing to review […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

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College students urged to carefully examine leases

Monday, August 22nd is the first day of class for students at Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI, and college students who are looking for apartments for the school year should be careful not to get scammed. Consumer advocate Lara Sutherlin says crooks are making fake apartment listings online and asking people for up-front fees to […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

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Christie, mulling 2024 presidential run, returns to Iowa

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has returned to the Iowa campaign trail to headline a fundraiser for Senator Chuck Grassley, but  Christie, who ran for president in 2020, may be back soon as a 2024 presidential candidate. “Definitely thinking about it. I’ve made no secret of that,” Christie told Radio Iowa. “I won’t make […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

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Fitzgerald again pushing for state-run ‘Retirement Savings Iowa’ plan

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is again calling for creation of a state-managed investment program for Iowans who don’t have a pension or retirement plan through their employer. “If you’re a waitress or you work at the lumber yard or a small business — any place, they don’t offer retirement plans,” Fitzgerald said Thursday afternoon during […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

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Possible presidential candidate Hogan touts his blue-state record

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says he’s not sure he plans to run for president, but he has just joined the ranks of hundreds of White House hopefuls who’ve visited the Iowa State Fair. Hogan, a Republican, is a two-term governor who cannot seek reelection due to term limits in Maryland. Hogan told Radio Iowa he […]

todayAugust 11, 2022

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