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Iowa Adult Obesity Rate Stable, but Still High

August 22, 2013 A new report issued by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) shows Iowa’s adult obesity rate remained stable in 2012. The statewide obesity rate of 30. more »»

Iowa July Unemployment Rate at 4.8 Percent

August 20, 2013 DES MOINES- Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in July from 4.6 percent in June, but remained substantially below the July 2012 rate of 5.5 percent. In contrast, the U.S. more »»

MidAmerican Energy Company Announces Details of 1,050 Megawatt Wind Expansion

August 13, 2013 DES MOINES- MidAmerican Energy Company is pleased by the Iowa Utilities Board’s recent decision, which allows MidAmerican Energy to move forward with the development of up to 1,050 megawatts of... more »»

Iowa Public Television Continues Tradition of Hour-Long Nightly Fair Coverage August 12-17

August 7, 2013 Iowa Public Television will again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair nightly at 9 p.m. August 12-17. These hour-long programs are among the network's most-watched of the year. more »»

State Fair's Newly Air-Conditioned Cultural Center will Showcase Iowa's Largest Art Show

August 2, 2013 DES MOINES (readMedia)-- The Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center will be popping with art at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. more »»

Iowa lakes are popular places

August 1, 2013 The busiest place in Iowa on July 4 is likely the two lane section of Hw. more »»

Rep. Dean Fisher reminds of sales tax holiday

July 31, 2013 Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) released details regarding the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday. more »»

Flags to half-staff in honor of Col. Day

July 31, 2013 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, in honor of Iowa native, retired Col. George “Bud” Da. more »»

Iowa Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.6 Percent

July 27, 2013 DES MOINES- Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent in June, but was down from the June 2012 rate of 5.3 percent. Meanwhile, the U.S. more »»

Iowa Teachers Learning Lessons in Industry

July 26, 2013 Cedar Falls, Iowa -"When am I EVER going to use this?" Fifty-seven middle- and high-school mathematics, science and technology teachers will have ready answers this fall for students after spending... more »»

Eighteen New Foods to Debut at 2013 Iowa State Fair

July 25, 2013 DES MOINES (readMedia)-- "Happiness Is" new Fair foods and treats set to make their debut at the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. more »»

Noreen Gosch to be honored with the Family Protection Award

July 24, 2013 Cedar Rapids- Noreen Gosch, whose son Johnny Gosch disappeared in 1982 during his paper route, will be honored with the Family Protection Award during the 11th Preventing Abuse Conference, August... more »»

President declares Tama, 46 more Iowa counties disaster areas

July 3, 2013 DES MOINES –– Gov. Terry E. more »»

State Land Open to Emergency Haying and Grazing

July 3, 2013 DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will open up state land to haying and grazing to help farmers impacted by severe weather conditions. more »»

Enjoy the Outdoors; Be Mindful of Ticks

June 23, 2013 After an unusually cool start to spring, warmer weather is drawing Iowans outdoors once again. more »»

Cover crops, conswervation practice construction may be option for Iowa farmers

June 22, 2013 DES MOINES -Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging farmers to consider planting a cover crop, building conservation practices or doing both on land they have been unable to plant... more »»

Governor’s Office, Iowa DNR announce new mobile apps for outdoor activities

June 21, 2013 (DES MOINES) – The official beginning of summer also marks new opportunities for Iowans to connect with outdoor recreation: a new mobile state park application as well as a state-wide data base for... more »»

Come See the World’s Fastest Omelet Maker

June 20, 2013 Howard Helmer, better known as America’s Omelet King, will entertain Iowa State fairgoers with his flash-in-the-pan method of making omelet. more »»

National Pollinator Week is June 17-23

June 19, 2013 Des Moines- When it comes to pollinators, Iowa’s farmers are creating habitat to boost their populations and harness these critters’ value. more »»

 
 

 

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