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Des Moines, IA – Behind the scenes at the Democratic Convention in Denver this week is a series of conferences on reaching out to rural voters. Director Neil Ritchie of the League of Rural Voters is not a convention delegate, but he'll be part of the conversations about rural policy, and he

Des Moines, IA – For the Aplington-Parkersburg School, supplies include more than paper and pencils. Such basics as tables, chairs and computers also are needed to restock the school building, which was wrecked by a deadly tornado in May. Although portable classrooms have been brought in for f

Des Moines, IA – From broken appliances to old tires, junk is being dumped where it shouldn't be. Starting this week, the Metro Waste Authority is taking steps to stop this hazardous and illegal practice in central Iowa. The Authority is bankrolling a first-of-its-kind, 24-hour surveillance pr

Parkersburg, IA – In the wake of Sunday's tornado, the cleanup can be almost as dangerous as the storm that caused it, as homeowners in Parkersburg and New Hartford now face the task of removing debris. Bret Vorhees with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says, o

Des Moines, IA – In less than six months, Iowans will be joining the rest of the country in voting for President, members of Congress and state legislators. While candidates are campaigning for all of these offices, a number of rural groups are joining forces to make sure the office-seekers pa

Des Moines, IA – It happens both in small towns and urban neighborhoods across Iowa -- the local grocery store shuts its doors for good, and many residents have little choice but to depend on the closest convenience store for groceries. In Des Moines, the Hy-Vee food store chain says its store

Des Moines, IA – As temperatures rise, snowmelt is sweeping pollutants into the drinking water supply for many Iowa cities. Des Moines Water Works has seen unusually high levels of ammonia in the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers over the last two weeks, forcing them to increase the amount of chlo

Des Moines, IA – When the Iowa General Assembly convenes this month, lawmakers will be asked once again to join other states in giving local communities control over smoking bans. Currently, the state has sole control. Stacey Freelund with the Iowa Chapter of the American Cancer Society says b

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