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IDPH requires secondary school students receive immunization against pertussis

January 16, 2013 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization will require tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students enrolling in seventh grade beginning with the 2013-201... more »»

Branstad, Reynolds Announce New Program that will Allow Iowa Home Buyers to Reduce Federal Tax Liability

January 9, 2013 Mortgage Credit Certificates may provide Iowa home buyers with up to $2,000 in annual federal income tax credits (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. more »»

Grinnell College's high scoring basketball team on TV

January 8, 2013 Mediacom is giving its customers the opportunity to watch the fast-paced action of one of Iowa’s most captivating basketball teams, the Grinnell Pioneers. more »»

Branstad, Reynolds Streamline Restoration of Voting Rights Application

December 28, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds Friday announced the streamlining of restoration of voting rights application. more »»

2013 Bald Eagle Watching Days announced

December 27, 2012 The Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce, Ferry Bluff Eagle Council and Tripp Heritage Museum are proud to announce the 2013 Bald Eagle Watching Days, celebrating its 26th Year in Sauk Prairie,... more »»

Iowa DOT urges caution as winter weather system approaches

December 18, 2012 AMES- With the anticipation of a busy holiday travel weekend approaching, the Iowa Department of Transportation is cautioning drivers that the first major winter storm of the season may hamper some... more »»

Club’s Live Manatee Webcams “Wow” Viewers

December 14, 2012 From coast to coast and around the globe, people are watching and enjoying wild manatees in their natural habitat on Save the Manatee Club’s live webcams at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City,... more »»

Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail System public hearing is Wed.

December 11, 2012 AMES, Iowa The Iowa Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation, has scheduled in-person public hearings and... more »»

Two Rhinoceros Arrive at Blank Park Zoo

December 6, 2012 Des Moines (December 6, 2012) – Two eastern black rhinoceros have arrived at Blank Park Zoo in preparation for the new $4 million Africa exhibit opening next spring. more »»

Back to Birding Basics

December 4, 2012 Overnight lows soon to be in the teens and 20s are a chilly reminder. The winter bird feeding season is here. For a lot of us, it has been here for some time. more »»

Record Powerball jackpot won in Missouri, Arizona

November 29, 2012 Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday. Nov. 28, 2012 = 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and Powerball of 6. Two winning tickets - one in Missouri and one in Arizona were sold. .The winners split a $579. more »»

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Sgt. Joseph A. Richardson

November 29, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, to 8 a.m. on Monday, December 3, to honor Sgt. Joseph A. more »»

Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit now sold-out; Iowans encouraged to watch online

November 26, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Monday that the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit on Tuesday, Nov. more »»

New NASS analysis shows Iowa farmers number one in corn, soybeans, hogs and eggs

November 12, 2012 WEST DES MOINES- While the results of the drought-stricken crop of 2012 is yet to be tallied, the recently-released Iowa Agricultural Statistics booklet shows that Iowa farmers continued to lead the... more »»

Grinnell College Will Honor Young Innovators in Social Justice at “Grinnell Prize” Symposium

November 11, 2012 Awards recognize innovation in low-cost infant care, women’s empowerment through journalism, and veterans’ issues and disaster relie. more »»

Proposed reconstruction of U.S. 63 in Waterloo to be discussed Nov. 15

November 10, 2012 AMES- The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, to discuss the proposed reconstruction of U.S. more »»

Iowa Dept. of Ag recalls Meinders Farm Fresh Dairy products

November 9, 2012 The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said Thursday (Nov. more »»

WHO TV's John Bachman ends newscast career Nov. 9

November 9, 2012 Long-time WHO-HD news man John Bachman will anchor his final newscast this Friday night, November 9, on Channel 13 News at 10. more »»

Boil order issued for Vinton

November 9, 2012 Vinton – A boil advisory was issued this morning - Nov. 9 - for the city of Vinton in Benton County due to total coliform and E. coli positive bacteria sampling results. more »»



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