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Iowa Supreme Court upholds part of Waterloo’s ‘ban the box’ ordinance

A portion of Waterloo’s “ban the box” ordinance will remain in place after an Iowa Supreme Court decision. The court affirmed the ordinance’s regulation that...

U.S. Secretary of Labor says cutting unemployment aid won’t fix worker...

Gov. Kim Reynolds' decision to end federal unemployment benefits early won't solve Iowa's worker shortages, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said Friday during...

Vermeer exec: Infrastructure bill would be ‘transformative’

The CEO of a large Iowa manufacturing company told a national audience Thursday that a proposed federal infrastructure bill would be "transformative" in the...

Speakers: Turn public spaces into draws for residents, businesses

Iowa communities of diverse sizes are looking for ways to turn public spaces into draws for potential residents and businesses, panelists assembled by the...

Grassley co-sponsors bill to make meat, poultry industry more accountable

When Jess Peterson of the United States Cattlemen's Association was looking back at how long it has taken to get legislation on the meatpacking...

School district refused to let domestic-abuse victim return to work

An Iowa school district acted unreasonably when it refused to let a teacher who had been the victim of domestic abuse return to work...

Federal unemployment benefits end today. What does that mean for Iowans?

James Kennedy, a Mount Vernon musician, said the end of Iowa’s federal unemployment benefits feels almost like “blackmail.” “This decision … to withdraw literally forces...

Wedding celebrations return with ferocity, minor changes

Wedding celebrations are returning quickly as bridal parties' postponement dates arrive and warmer weather returns to Iowa.  Local businesses are seeing a rush of post-pandemic...

D.M. bike manufacturer illustrates small businesses’ fight to survive COVID-19

T.J. Tollakson has faced many of the pandemic-worsened business issues detailed in a Goldman Sachs survey released Wednesday.  His performance Dimond bikes were hard to...

Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open highlights how prioritizing mental...

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka announced that she would withdraw from the French Open after she was fined and threatened with being disqualified for...
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