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State Memeorial weekend campsites reservations open Feb. 25

February 24, 2012 MEMORIAL WEEKEND CAMPSITES SOON AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION   The three month window to reserve a state park campsite for a Friday arrival on Memorial Day weekend opens Feb. 25. more »»

Learn how to be a volunteer wildlife monitor

February 23, 2012 DES MOINES — What do bald eagles, great blue herons and bullfrogs have in common? They are three of many species which benefit every year from the efforts of Iowa’s volunteer wildlife monitors! Thes... more »»

State Fair Award to Recognize Iowa's Farm Families

February 22, 2012 DES MOINES- The Iowa State Fair, Tractor Supply Co. and WHO News Radio 1040 are searching for six farm families to recognize with the Way We Live Award at the 2012 Fair, August 9-19. more »»

Powerball $336 milion won in Rhode Island

February 12, 2012 RHODE ISLAND -- A ticket sold in Rhode Island matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night to win the $336.4 million jackpot, one of the largest jackpots in Powerball history. more »»

No Explanation for Pennsylvania's Purple Squirrel

February 10, 2012 State College, Pa. -- 10 February 2012 -- reports a Pennsylvania couple trapped, of all things, a purple squirrel on Sunday. Percy and Connie Emert, of Jersey Shore, Pa. more »»

Powerball jackpot to $325 million

February 10, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa - Strong sales have pushed Saturday's Powerball® jackpot to an estimated $325 million annuity, with a cash option of $202. more »»

Will Phil See His Shadow on Groundhog Day?

February 1, 2012 State College, Pa. -- 1 February 2012 -- reports since the tradition of Groundhog Day began in Punxsutawney in 1886, Phil has seen his shadow, on record, 99 time. more »»

Iowa Unemployment Rate at 5.6 Percent

January 31, 2012 DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in December, the lowest level reported since June 2009.  The current rate compares with 5. more »»

Alliant Energy reminds customers: Keep snow and ice off meters and vents

January 30, 2012 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA It’s important to remember heavy snow accumulation can cover natural gas meters as well as other vents around your home. more »»

New Declaration of Value Form Available

January 29, 2012 The Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) has developed a new form to capture information from the sale or transfer of real estate. more »»

Five Steps to Healthier Feet

January 28, 2012 Your foot is a complex feat of engineering and a critical element in how you stand, walk, and balance. Of all your many body parts, your feet are likely the most neglected. more »»

Rent Reimbursement and Property Tax Credit for Iowans Who Are Elderly or Disabled

January 27, 2012 Each year, Iowans who are elderly or disabled may be able to benefit from: ·        A Property Tax Credit on their home; and ·        Rent Reimbursement on apartment or mobile home lot rent. more »»

IVCCD Collective Bargaining meetings set

January 26, 2012 IOWA FALLS – The initial bargaining position of the Iowa Valley Community College Education Association (representing faculty at Marshalltown and Ellsworth Community Colleges) will be presented at a... more »»

Alba Perez named excutive officer for Latino Affairs

January 24, 2012 Iowa Department of Human Rights Director San Wong has announced Alba Perez will join the department as Executive Officer for the Office of Latino Affairs. more »»

Treasure Hunting through Attic Trash?

January 22, 2012 From PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” to A&E’s “Storage Wars,” reality TV has capitalized on our fascination with discovering treasure in household junk. more »»

Iowa students sought for new state advisory group

January 21, 2012 DES MOINES, IA – Iowa students are invited to apply for a seat on a new state advisory council formed by Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass. more »»


January 20, 2012 (*Saturday) indicates events with a Friday school day Mississippi River Visitor Center, Quad Cities To- February 12, Weekends Only • Combination eagle watches and clock tower tours • Saturday and... more »»

Former Reagan National Security Advisor McFarlane to Address 6th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

January 18, 2012 JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that former National Security Advisor Robert C. more »»

Census Bureau reports state government revenue up 79 Percent in 2010

January 2, 2012 Total state government revenue increased to $2.0 trillion in 2010, up 79.0 percent from $1. more »»

Deanna Clingan-Fischer named new state long term care ombudsman

January 1, 2012 Des Moines- Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey has appointed Deanna Clingan-Fischer as Iowa’s State Long Term Care Ombudsman. more »»



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