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Last Week for Iowans to Enroll in ACA Marketplace

DES MOINES, IA -- The deadline to enroll in Marketplace health insurance coverage for 2023 is January 15th. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a record amount of grant funding to organizations…
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Keokuk among five Iowa counties targeted to try and reduce traffic injuries, deaths

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) State traffic safety officials are singling out five Iowa counties where crashes, injuries and deaths are the worst to focus efforts on changing driver behaviors and making roads safer. Brett…
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USDA Announces Major Program Improvements, Progress, and Investments to Benefit American Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Yesterday, at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several major developments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will benefit farmers, ranchers and producers across the…
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Iowa’s U.S. House delegation finally sworn into office

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The four Republicans from Iowa who were elected to serve in the U.S. House were sworn into office at about a quarter ’til one on Saturday morning. The four…
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DNR Releases Water Summary Update for 2022

DES MOINES -- 2022 ended on a good note, with December’s precipitation above normal.  While the precipitation numbers for November and December were encouraging, the state of Iowa saw its third year in a row…
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DNR stocking trout this month

By Kate Peikes (Radio Iowa) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock rainbow trout in five urban lakes and ponds this month for anglers who enjoy winter fishing. Mike Steuck, the DNR’s regional fisheries…
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National survey finds drugs in the systems of many Iowa drivers in accidents

By Natalie Krebs (Radio Iowa) A new study finds more than 45% of seriously injured drivers in Iowa had at least one drug in their system. Tim Brown is the director of Drugged Driving Research…
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Iowa Lottery adding new payment option for prizes

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The Iowa Lottery plans to move to some more modern methods of payment for prizes in the new year. Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer says paper checks had been the standard.…
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Iowa fire departments see rise in house fires caused by space heaters

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Many Iowans try to combat the bone-chilling cold of winter with space heaters, but they can also bring an increased risk of house fires. Le Mars Fire and Rescue Chief…
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Food donations to Iowa food banks decline

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The head of the Food Bank of Iowa says donations from grocery stores and other retailers have decreased and, in the first nine months of the year, her organization’s…
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