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Senate committee approves family, educator tax credits in charter school bill

Teachers and parents of homeschool students would be eligible for additional tax credits under a bill advancing in the Iowa Senate this week. Senate File...

Unemployment claims continue downward trend in Iowa

The number of new unemployment claims filed in Iowa decreased again last week, as did the number of claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa...

Iowa Democratic lawmakers unveil economic recovery plan

Democratic state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a program focused on economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can’t pretend the virus isn’t...

Auditor: DHS should improve board oversight and public-assistance spending

The Iowa Department of Human Services should take corrective action in its oversight of state boards and its handling of public funds, the Iowa...

Isiserettes to perform in inaugural parade

The Des Moines-based Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps is scheduled to appear at President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural parade Wednesday. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris danced along...

Former Central College sustainability leader named Iowa Environmental Council director

A former leader of Central College's sustainability efforts has been named executive director of the nonprofit Iowa Environmental Council. Brian Campbell will replace Jennifer Terry,...

Iowans break record for highest-grossing liquor sales in December 2020

Iowa saw its highest-grossing liquor sales in the history of the Alcoholic Beverages Division in December 2020. Liquor sales increased 18.5% or about $36 million...

Reynolds lifts limits on fans at sports events

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she will eliminate COVID-related limits on spectators at sports and recreational events, starting Friday. That includes high school events, which...

Woman shot during U.S. Capitol violence dies

WASHINGTON — A woman was shot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during a riot provoked by Trump backers and later was pronounced dead at...

Rep. Cindy Axne gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, according to a news release. Congressional members are some...
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