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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...

Economist: Iowa needs new policies to save rural areas

The latest round of poor-to-average ratings for Iowa in a key business index is more evidence that Iowa has struggled economically after recovering from...

Amazon is coming. What happens to Iowa’s malls and local stores?

Amazon, the online retail giant, officially announced Thursday that it’s opening one of its fulfillment centers in Bondurant — months after city documents and...

Retirement is a luxury – and a right, older Iowa women...

Iowa women age 50-plus talk about retirement

Iowa senators consider allowing guns on school, business properties

Employers who don’t want guns on their property may not have a choice under a new bill that moved forward in the Iowa Senate...

USCMA gets final Senate approval, awaits president’s signature

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement Thursday, sending the historic pact to President Trump for his signature. The agreement, which replaces the North...

Legislators call governor’s agenda ‘bold’ but stop short of pledging passage...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced what may be her most ambitious agenda to date, centered around a one-cent sales tax increase that would...

Iowa Legislature 2020: IWILL or IWON’T? Republican leaders agree on...

IWILL or IWON’T?  That’s a dilemma for Iowa Republican legislators as they open their new session in an election year that could challenge their...
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