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ISU economist says Iowa's economy in recession, held back by tight labor market

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Iowa State University economist Peter Orazem says while there have been gains, the number of Iowans who are working continues to lag pre-pandemic levels. "If you look at Iowans…
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Weather looks good for Thanksgiving travel in the state

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Looks like we’ll have a brown Thanksgiving. National Weather Service meteorologist, Dylan Dobson, says the rest of our snow should melt away by Thursday. “So, we’re gonna expect it to…
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State Patrol says good driving behavior important during busy holiday period

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Many Iowans will be making road trips to see family and friends this Thanksgiving week and they’re being reminded to obey the rules of the road, starting with buckling up.…
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Halbur Drops Recount, Concedes to Sand, Says GOP 'Abandoned' Him

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Republican Todd Halbur has abandoned his call for a statewide recount of his race against State Auditor Rob Sand and has conceded. County officials have been conducting the official…
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Influenza vaccination rate lags in Iowa

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The latest data indicates about 25% of Iowans have gotten a flu shot. “It seems to be still a little bit less uptick than we’d like in comparison to…
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Community college enrollment bucks trend with overall increase

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The state’s community colleges saw an increase in enrollment this year for the first time since 2010. The Department of Education’s, Jeremy Varner, says that’s somewhat of a surprise given…
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Trapping Season Underway in Iowa

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The Iowa trapping season is underway, and a DNR expert says the prospects are good. Furbearer biologist, Vince Evelsizer, says there shouldn't be any trouble finding furs. "Most of our…
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Corn harvest down to final 5%

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The corn harvest is heading down the final stretch. The U.S.D.A. report finds 95% of the corn had been combined by Sunday. That is 8 days ahead of last year…
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Small Business Administration ask Iowans to buy local this holiday

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) While many Iowa retailers are already offering holiday-themed bargains, the Black Friday shopping blitz is two weeks from today, followed immediately by Small Business Saturday. Jayne Armstrong, director of the U.S.…
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State Auditor Sand leads Halbur by 2614 votes, Halbur to seek recount

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The final batch of votes from two counties are in and Rob Sand appears to have narrowly won re-election as state auditor. About 2000 votes from Warren County and…
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