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PHOTO: For the thousands of children across Iowa who have food allergies, Beggar's Night can be more tricks than treats. Photo credit: Steven Saus/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – With the arrival of Beggar's Night, a reminder that a bag of Halloween candy isn't all treats for the one in 13 children who suffer from food allergies. Kelly Williamson, founder of the advocacy group Food Allergy of Iowa, says there are eight common food allergies, but wh...Read More

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PHOTO: Fire evacuation drills should be held in every home, according to a new safety campaign from the American Red Cross. Photo credit: State Farm/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Most people in Iowa know that smoke detector installation and testing is important, but according to a recent survey, most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows many people think they...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as women across Iowa are reminded that early detection can save lives. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's estimated that the chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about one in eight, and women across Iowa are being reminded of the importance of screenings. Regular self exams or mammograms can help catch breast cancer early, bettering the odds of ...Read More

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IMAGE: A new report on the federal budget and Iowa finds that federal taxes paid by residents and businesses in the state in 2013 was more than $18 billion. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey/Flicrk.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The latest analysis of state impacts of the federal budget by the National Priorities Project finds that Iowa receives about $27 billion from the federal budget over the course of a year. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology for the advocacy group, says the figure...Read More

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PHOTO: Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services says Walgreens is among the growing number of businesses looking to fill jobs with a largely untapped resource, individuals with disabilities. Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the need for more middle-skilled workers a growing concern statewide, more Iowa businesses are turning to individuals with disabilities to help fill the gap. David Mitchell, administrator with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, says a majority of people with disabiliti...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report projects almost a 6 percent increase in starting salaries in careers in technology, with some paying salaries that start at six figures. Photo credit: Texture X/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – How can you boost your bottom line in 2015? A new report indicates the answer for some could be changing careers and entering the field of technology. Starting salaries for tech jobs are projected to rise almost 6 percent, according to the report from the human resources...Read More

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IMAGE: Organizers of today's Healthiest State Walk are hoping for as many as 500,000 Iowans to walk one kilometer, or for about 12 minutes. Image credit: Healthiest State Initiative

DES MOINES, Iowa - Hundreds of thousands of people across Iowa are lacing up their sneakers today as part of the fourth annual Healthiest State Walk. Organizer Terry Rich, chairman of the Healthiest State Walk, says the event encourages residents to get active and walk at least one kilometer or roug...Read More

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PHOTO: It has become one of the most pervasive crimes in America, and the risk of identity theft is now looming over another 76-million households because of this summer's data breach at JP Morgan Chase. Photo credit: Don Hankins/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With JP Morgan Chase now reporting this summer's data breach put the personal information of 76-million American households at risk, residents across Iowa are being urged to take steps to protect themselves. The cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase comes along with recent breaches at ...Read More

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