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GOP VP Nominee Vance calls Republicans champions of the middle class; President Biden is isolating with Covid while sources say Schumer privately urged Biden to step aside in the 2024 election: NY bill addresses monopolies, anti-trust loopholes; ACLU of Alabama launches Project MOVE to boost voter turnout.

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Ohio Sen. JD Vance makes an 'America First' VP nomination acceptance speech. Tough national security talk papers over GOP complexities on foreign policy. Sen. Bob Menendez resigns and President Biden catches COVID.

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It's grass-cutting season and with it, rural lawn mower races, Montana's drive-thru blood project is easing shortages, rural Americans spend more on food when transportation costs are tallied, and a lack of good childcare is thwarting rural business owners.

Richard Alan


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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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