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Palmer outlines mental Health and disability services reform

December 30, 2011 DES MOINES- Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer has outlined a phased five-year plan to redesign the state’s mental health and disability service system, including grouping of countie... more »»

Study: Lean beef good for heart health

December 29, 2011 Ames- In the first of its kind study, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University demonstrated that eating beef everyday as part of a heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels. more »»

Iowa 2011-12 enrollment figures show slight decline

December 28, 2011 DES MOINES- The number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2011-12 school year decreased slightly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report... more »»

Eight Things You Should Know Before You Buy A Daily Deal

December 3, 2011 Frugalistas looking to snag a bargain on a massage or a fancy dinner at new restaurant can spend a lot of time browsing daily deal sites. more »»

’Tis the Season for Saving: 17 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Spending Habits off the Naughty List

December 1, 2011 The holidays are upon us, and in addition to festive time spent with family and friends, for most of us it means a lot of money spent on holiday gifts and other once-a-year expenses. more »»

New blog: "Why is College so Expensive"

November 29, 2011 Iowa College Aid has issued a new blog post titled "Why is College so Expensive". more »»

Iowa economy gains 2,300 jobs in October

November 28, 2011 DES MOINES- Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 6.0 percent in October, while the number of unemployed dropped below 100,000 for the first time since November 2009. more »»

New book - "Iowa?...It’s a State of Mind" is published

November 27, 2011 Hunter Higgs, LLC, a communications and consulting firm, is pleased to announce the release of a new book of satirical humor by Iowa humorist Dan Hunter. Iowa?.. more »»

CIPCO adding new Iowa-based wind energy

November 26, 2011 DES MOINES - Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) announced on Nov. more »»

Get the information you need, when you need it – customize Iowa’s 511 traveler information website

November 25, 2011 AMES-Since its inception more than a decade ago, Iowa’s 511 traveler information website has continued its transformation to better meet motorists’ needs. The full-featured site, found at www.511ia. more »»

Keep the holidays healthy

November 24, 2011 Iowa recorded its first confirmed case of seasonal influenza last week and the Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network has noted increased flu activity since then. more »»

Treasure hunting through attic trash?

November 23, 2011 From PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” to A&E’s “Storage Wars,” reality TV has capitalized on our fascination with discovering treasure in household junk. more »»

Live Healthy Iowa's Next Step Challenge surpasses goals

November 18, 2011 AMES- Live Healthy Iowa's six-week pedometer-based walking challenge 'The Next Step Challenge' finished Oct. more »»

Automatic mailing of Iowa Income Tax booklets eliminated for 2011

November 17, 2011 With the continued growth of electronic filing, the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) will no longer automatically mail paper income tax forms and instruction booklets to individual taxpayers... more »»

Grassley requests audio, video coverage of landmark health care case in Supreme Court

November 16, 2011 WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley has asked Chief Justice John Roberts to provide audio and video coverage of the landmark Supreme Court proceedings of the federal health care reform la. more »»

Governor Branstad extends proclamation allowing overweight loads for harvest season

November 14, 2011 (DES MOINES)- Today (Monday, November 14, 2011) Gov. Terry Branstad will extend a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw and stover. more »»

IDPH announces first flu case of season

November 14, 2011 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received its first confirmed seasonal influenza report for the 2011-2012 seaso. more »»

IASB Annual Convention lauds "The Power of Focus"

November 13, 2011 Des Moines- More than 1,150 school board members and administrators from across the state will gather next week for the 66th Annual Convention of the Iowa Association of School Boards at Hy-Vee Hal. more »»

Palmer: Momentum building for mental health reform

November 11, 2011 Editor’s Note: The Tama County Board of Supervisors is slated to discuss mental health issues affecting trhe county during their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 14. more »»

Thursday, Nov. 10 is Weather Awareness Day

November 9, 2011 Thursday, November 10, which is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa. more »»

 
 

 

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