Thursday, March 23, 2023

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A proposed flavored tobacco ban is back on the table in Minnesota, Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must testify in the documents probe, and a "clean slate" bill in Missouri would make "expungement" automatic.

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The Fed raises interest rates and reassures the banking system is sound, Norfolk Southern reaffirms a commitment to the people of East Palestine, and TikTok creators gather at the Capitol to support free expression.

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Finding childcare is a struggle everywhere, prompting North Carolina's Transylvania County to try a new approach. Maine is slowly building-out broadband access, but disagreements remain over whether local versus national companies should get the contracts, and specialty apps like "Farmers Dating" help those in small communities connect online.

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Gearing Up for Iowa's Health Insurance Marketplace

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

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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"

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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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