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PHOTO: The U.S. Census Bureau reports the poverty rate in Iowa last year was 12.7 percent, the same as 2012. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest figures show while the poverty rate ticked down slightly nationwide, the rate in Iowa didn't budge between 2012 and 2013. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rate in the state held steady at 12.7 percent, or about 380,000 people. Many of them are working, ...Read More

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PHOTO: Stories of Iowa veterans will be saved for future generations to hear, as the Veterans History Project makes a stop at the Newton DMACC campus on Nov. 7. Photo credit: Phil Roeder/Flickr.

NEWTON, Iowa – They put their lives on the line to protect America's freedom. Now the search is on in Iowa for veterans who have stories to share as part of the country's rich narrative. Professor Patti Ziegler says the Newton Campus of Des Moines Area Community College will host the Vetera...Read More

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PHOTO: A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. Photo credit: Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson/U.S. Air Force.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The 132nd Fighter Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard is coming under an attack, of sorts, today with a rally from protesters opposed to the use of militarized drones. The mission of the fighter wing had always been manned aircraft, but those F-16 jets were a victim of budget cut...Read More

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PHOTO: U.S. Tom Harkin of Iowa is among the roughly 50 cosponsors of legislation up for a vote Monday that attempts to reverse the effects of big money on politics.

DES MOINES, Iowa – A vote is expected today on the floor of the U.S. Senate on a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control over political campaign spending. Marge Baker, executive vice president of People For the American Way, says Senate Joint Resolution 19 is...Read More

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PROMOTIONAL GRAPHIC: Iowa Choice Harvest only uses Iowa-grown apples and sweet corn, and only sells its frozen offerings in the state. Photo credit: Iowa Choice Harvest

DES MOINES, Iowa – It's a claim that very few can make, and a food processing company that boasts of being "100 percent Iowa" is seeing marked growth as it begins its second year in business. Iowa Choice Harvest began operations in August 2013, individually quick-freezing local sweet corn an...Read More

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PHOTO: New research finds most temporary workers from Mexico who get work visas are no better off than those who are undocumented. Photo credit: Bread for the World/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Immigrants from Mexico can fill the gap where there's a need for agricultural or low-skilled work in Iowa and across the country. But a new study finds there is little benefit for those who legally obtain a temporary worker visa. Indiana University researcher Lauren Apgar found...Read More

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PHOTO: The future of farming and conservation is in the spotlight as the largest outdoor farm equipment show in the U.S. gets underway Tuesday in Boone. Photo credit: Josh Flint/Farm Progress Show.

BOONE, Iowa - As the nation's largest outdoor farm equipment show kicks off today in Boone, one issue in the spotlight is the nation's largest conservation program. More than 1,400 farms across Iowa and 20,000 farms across the nation are up for renewal for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)....Read More

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PHOTO: Iowa parents have one more item to add to that back-to-school checklist, getting the kids in for an eye exam. Photo credit: Logan Ingalls/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are being reminded healthy eyes are critical to their child's educational success. Gary Ellis, executive director with the Iowa Optometric Association, says this is a great time of year to get students in for an exam,...Read More

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