Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11, travel restrictions soon will ease for vaccinated international visitors to the U.S., and a Texas doctor who performed an abortion under new restrictions is sued.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

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Gearing Up for Iowa's Health Insurance Marketplace

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa officials and federal authorities still are putting the final touches on the health-insurance marketplaces, where people …

1st County - But Likely Not Last - Unable To Pay Mental-Health Costs

DES MOINES, Iowa - The legislature approved moving from a county-by-county mental health system in Iowa to a regional system. The result was that …


Rural Areas Lacking Dentists

DES MOINES, Iowa - Few dentists are practicing in rural America, and some counties have no dental care available at all. According to Jon Bailey at …

Big Pumpkins and Big Ideas: AARP Iowa Opens a Fair "Listening Post"

DES MOINES, Iowa – Music, ribbons, animals, rides and food-on-a-stick. The Iowa State Fair is underway, and AARP Iowa is there to take in the …


Farmers Markets Taking Hold in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - In 2008, only about 5,000 farmers nationally supplied goods to farmers' markets. Now, that number has jumped to more than 8,100 …

Hearings Under Way for All-Important Transmission Line Upgrade

DES MOINES, Iowa - A plan is in the works to build a 215-mile electric transmission line across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa - with about 145 …


Report: 42% of Iowa Roads in Poor Condition

DES MOINES, Iowa - Nearly half of Iowa roads are in poor shape, and 23 percent of Iowa bridges are considered to be functionally obsolete, according …

Helping Kids With Developmental Disabilities Long Before School

DES MOINES, Iowa – Starting in September the Iowa Department of Education is going to provide educators, therapists and others training to help …


There's More to "The College Experience" than College

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's called "The College Experience" - a course for incoming Des Moines Area Community College students that orients them to their …

What if Your Summer Remodeling Project Uncovers Asbestos?

DES MOINES, Iowa - July is Asbestos Awareness Month, a reminder that the natural mineral fiber was widely used to insulate houses up until the early 1…


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