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A new study shows health disparities cost Texas billions of dollars; Senate rejects impeachment articles against Mayorkas, ending trial against Cabinet secretary; Iowa cuts historical rural school groups.

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The Senate dismisses the Mayorkas impeachment. Maryland Lawmakers fail to increase voting access. Texas Democrats call for better Black maternal health. And polling confirms strong support for access to reproductive care, including abortion.

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Rural Wyoming needs more vocational teachers to sustain its workforce pipeline, Ohio environmental advocates fear harm from a proposal to open 40-thousand forest acres to fracking and rural communities build bike trail systems to promote nature, boost the economy.

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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