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Safe Electricity Recommends Keeping Your Home Safe with AFCIs

October 13, 2012 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Electrical problems in the home cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year, not to mention roughly a billion dollars in fire property loss. more »»

Iowa Crops • Weather Report

October 12, 2012 DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey t commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. more »»

IP & L to hold informational meeting on proposed Marshalltown Generating Station

October 3, 2012 CEDAR RAPIDS - Interstate Power and Light Co. more »»

West Nile continues to impact Iowa horses

October 1, 2012 DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa Department of Public Health today reminded Iowans that mosquitoes remain active until hard freeze occurs and can carry... more »»

Surveillance Shows Flu Virus Circulating in Iowa

September 28, 2012 Don’t hesitate – vaccinate! The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins national health officials in urging all Iowans, age 6 months and older, to receive a flu vaccine. more »»

Iowa Unemployment Rate Increases to 5.5 Percent

September 25, 2012 DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.5 percent in August from 5.3 percent in July, but was substantially lower than the year ago rate of 6.0 percent. The U. more »»

Public input sought on state transportation planning process

September 22, 2012 AMES- The draft State Public Participation Process for Transportation Planning document is available for public review and comment. more »»

Iowa Farm Bureau says: "There is no normal year"- find tumultuous year

September 21, 2012 Iowa farmers, who are in the fields early this year because of an oppressive drought, are seeing yields ‘all over the board’ as they bring in the 2012 crop, say Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF)... more »»

U.S. Population Reaches 314,395,013 on Constitution Day

September 17, 2012 The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the U.S. population will reach 314,395,013 at noon today, which is the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia. more »»


September 14, 2012 DES MOINES – An agreement has been reached with the owner of a hunting preserve in Davis County to depopulate the facility of all deer and elk within the next several months following Iowa’s first... more »»

Emerald Ash Borer shows little movement in 2012

September 14, 2012 DES MOINES – The Iowa Emerald Ash Borer Team today said that results from surveillance efforts undertaken again in 2012 show little movement of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive pest that... more »»

CRMA Reinstalls First Floor Galleries for Marvin Cone Exhibition

September 13, 2012 Cedar Rapids-The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will reinstall seven of our first floor galleries with our new exhibition Marvin Cone: An American Master, opening on Saturday, September 29 with a... more »»

Branstad names K. Brian London to head Iowa’s Department of Public Safety

September 13, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today named K. Brian London has the new Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety. more »»

Vote now to make Iowa transportation project tops in the nation

September 12, 2012 AMES- The reconstruction of Interstate 680 following the devastating floods of 2011 is in the running to be named the 2012 Best Transportation Project in the United States. more »»

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff in honor of those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks

September 10, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow to honor those who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. more »»

Iowa State Fairgoers Are United With Lost Treasures

August 25, 2012 DES MOINES, IA (readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced today that the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt had another successful year at the Iowa State Fair. more »»


August 23, 2012 If you hunt or fish in Iowa, you have enjoyed the fruits of a program that has been providing money for conservation for 75 years. more »»

Iowa issues 1800 Tequila partial recall notice

August 13, 2012 The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) is alerting customers to a voluntary nationwide recall of 1800® Tequila Silver, Reposado and Coconut in 1. more »»

Iowa DOT releases driver's license practice test iPad app - just like real test

August 12, 2012 AMES- It’s now going to be easier to prepare for getting a driver’s license in Iowa for those with an iPad. more »»


August 11, 2012 DES MOINES—Prior to the rains of August 8, precipitation averaged 50 percent less than normal for the last two weeks. Shallow groundwater levels in parts of Iowa are at or near historic lows. more »»



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