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Iowa students sought for new state advisory group

January 21, 2012 DES MOINES, IA – Iowa students are invited to apply for a seat on a new state advisory council formed by Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass. more »»


January 20, 2012 (*Saturday) indicates events with a Friday school day Mississippi River Visitor Center, Quad Cities To- February 12, Weekends Only • Combination eagle watches and clock tower tours • Saturday and... more »»

Former Reagan National Security Advisor McFarlane to Address 6th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

January 18, 2012 JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that former National Security Advisor Robert C. more »»

Census Bureau reports state government revenue up 79 Percent in 2010

January 2, 2012 Total state government revenue increased to $2.0 trillion in 2010, up 79.0 percent from $1. more »»

Deanna Clingan-Fischer named new state long term care ombudsman

January 1, 2012 Des Moines- Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey has appointed Deanna Clingan-Fischer as Iowa’s State Long Term Care Ombudsman. more »»

Spring 2012 Welding offered by Iowa Valley Continuing Education

December 31, 2011 MARSHALLTOWN - Iowa Valley Continuing Education is offering a variety of welding courses to fit your needs and your schedule. more »»

Palmer outlines mental Health and disability services reform

December 30, 2011 DES MOINES- Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer has outlined a phased five-year plan to redesign the state’s mental health and disability service system, including grouping of countie... more »»

Study: Lean beef good for heart health

December 29, 2011 Ames- In the first of its kind study, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University demonstrated that eating beef everyday as part of a heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels. more »»

Iowa 2011-12 enrollment figures show slight decline

December 28, 2011 DES MOINES- The number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2011-12 school year decreased slightly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report... more »»

Eight Things You Should Know Before You Buy A Daily Deal

December 3, 2011 Frugalistas looking to snag a bargain on a massage or a fancy dinner at new restaurant can spend a lot of time browsing daily deal sites. more »»

’Tis the Season for Saving: 17 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Spending Habits off the Naughty List

December 1, 2011 The holidays are upon us, and in addition to festive time spent with family and friends, for most of us it means a lot of money spent on holiday gifts and other once-a-year expenses. more »»

New blog: "Why is College so Expensive"

November 29, 2011 Iowa College Aid has issued a new blog post titled "Why is College so Expensive". more »»

Iowa economy gains 2,300 jobs in October

November 28, 2011 DES MOINES- Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 6.0 percent in October, while the number of unemployed dropped below 100,000 for the first time since November 2009. more »»

New book - "Iowa?...It’s a State of Mind" is published

November 27, 2011 Hunter Higgs, LLC, a communications and consulting firm, is pleased to announce the release of a new book of satirical humor by Iowa humorist Dan Hunter. Iowa?.. more »»

CIPCO adding new Iowa-based wind energy

November 26, 2011 DES MOINES - Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) announced on Nov. more »»

Get the information you need, when you need it – customize Iowa’s 511 traveler information website

November 25, 2011 AMES-Since its inception more than a decade ago, Iowa’s 511 traveler information website has continued its transformation to better meet motorists’ needs. The full-featured site, found at www.511ia. more »»

Keep the holidays healthy

November 24, 2011 Iowa recorded its first confirmed case of seasonal influenza last week and the Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network has noted increased flu activity since then. more »»

Treasure hunting through attic trash?

November 23, 2011 From PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” to A&E’s “Storage Wars,” reality TV has capitalized on our fascination with discovering treasure in household junk. more »»

Live Healthy Iowa's Next Step Challenge surpasses goals

November 18, 2011 AMES- Live Healthy Iowa's six-week pedometer-based walking challenge 'The Next Step Challenge' finished Oct. more »»

Automatic mailing of Iowa Income Tax booklets eliminated for 2011

November 17, 2011 With the continued growth of electronic filing, the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) will no longer automatically mail paper income tax forms and instruction booklets to individual taxpayers... more »»



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