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Percentage of Iowans with more than high-school education rises again

The percentage of working-age Iowans with post-secondary education jumped 2.6% last year, the state reported. The new figure of 60.2% compared with the state's Future...

Interest groups line up to praise Invest in Iowa Act; lawmakers...

Stakeholders lined up in a State Capitol conference room on Wednesday to sing the praises of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal to raise Iowa’s sales...

Iowa man fired after his therapist reports conversation to police

A Des Moines man who was fired after confiding in his therapist that he wanted to kill his bosses is entitled to collect unemployment...

Iowa ramps up tourism promotion: ‘This Is Iowa’ 2.0

Iowa's foray into the world of fake real estate was so successful in drawing attention to the state that tourism officials have prepared a...

Purina’s $140M expansion in Clinton leads projects receiving state aid

A $140 million expansion of Clinton's Nestlé Purina pet food plant headlined projects that received state aid in Iowa Friday. The Iowa Economic Development Authority...

Alive or dead?  An update on Iowa legislation after the first...

This week marked a key committee deadline in the Iowa Legislature known as the “funnel.” Most policy bills needed approval by a committee in either...

Wayne Ford: Hire ex-convicts or you are wasting my time

Wayne Ford couldn’t take it anymore. The retired state lawmaker and founder of Urban Dreams social services organization had listened to panelists and audience members...

WalletHub: Des Moines is 13th-best state capital

WalletHub has declared Des Moines as the 13th-best state capital, with a special nod to the Iowa capital’s affordability.  The new study paid most attention...

Iowa employers, religious leaders clash over religious freedom bill

Representatives of some of Iowa’s major employers squared off against religious conservative advocates for the third straight year over legislation to replicate federal religious...

Iowa moves a step closer to accepting other states’ professional licenses

Iowa would recognize professional licenses and certifications from other states, potentially making it easier for Iowa employers to hire workers in a tight labor...
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