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U.S. House passes package to rescue child care industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the...

Iowa State Foundation part of international ransomware attack

A contractor for the Iowa State University Foundation was the victim of an international ransomware attack that may have included people’s donation amounts, dates...

Durham: Converted box cars could help solve Iowa’s housing shortage

Iowa could convert train box cars into homes and crank out new houses with 3-D printers to address a shortage of affordable abodes, a...

Restaurant association calls for crackdown on COVID rule violators

Members of an Iowa association of restaurants and bars are pushing for added enforcement of COVID-related rules, including suspension of liquor licenses for violators.  “They...

The rent is coming due. Will Congress offer more relief as...

WASHINGTON — The nation’s political leaders return to the capital this week with their sights on a fifth — and perhaps final — round...

Iowa cattle growers ask Congress to address a beef over market...

Several members of Iowa’s congressional delegation want to rewrite the rules governing cattle sales in an effort to help Iowa farmers who fear big...

Without RAGBRAI, Mr. Pork Chop vendor says he’ll have to ‘tighten...

Matt Bernhard’s pink bus and smoky grills typically lure in RAGBRAI cyclists to his pork chops and acreage full of shade. But this year, he’s...

Iowa workers who take leave due to virus fears likely to...

Iowans are being denied state unemployment benefits after taking leaves of absence due to fear of COVID-19, newly disclosed records show. However, the records also...

Iowa new gun permits soar following George Floyd’s death, Black Lives...

Gun sales and permits were already on the rise in 2020, but those numbers skyrocketed in June as nearly 7,000 newly issued gun permits...

COVID’s effect on Iowa’s gaming industry is still uncertain

Gambling revenues in Iowa are expected to show an estimated $300 million decline for the just-ended fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state...
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