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  • Sanders says he has a ‘strong chance of winning Iowa’
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spent the first half of this Friday campaigning in Republican-leaning northwest Iowa. A crowd of over 200 greeted him for an early morning event in Sheldon and about 150 people crowded into the Better Day Cafe in Storm Lake to see Sanders over the noon-hour. “The reason that we’re going […]

  • Iowa Job Honor Awards recognize ‘second chances’
    A new non-profit group is putting the spotlight on Iowans who’ve made the most of “second chances” and recognizing the companies that have hired them. Kyle Horn is the founder of the “Iowa Job Honor Awards” program. “The case that we attempt to make is not for the indiscriminant hiring of candidates with ‘red flags’ […]

  • DMACC president selected for leadership role with national nonprofit
    An Iowan was recently named chairperson of the “leadership council” for a nonprofit organization that’s working to expand economic opportunities to more Americans. Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson is now the head of Opportunity Nation’s Leadership Council, whose members include Arianna Huffington and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. “To me, it […]

  • Thousands of vintage vehicles vrooooom into Des Moines
    The largest vintage car show in the Midwest is opening today in central Iowa. The 24th annual Goodguys Heartland Nationals is underway through Sunday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Goodguys spokeswoman Betsy Bennett says many hundreds of shiny vehicles will be on display from all across the country at the event. “This […]

  • Iowa poultry industry boss fears budget cuts will hurt bird flu fight
    The leader of the Iowa Poultry Association says he’s keeping close tabs on federal lawmakers as they threaten spending cuts to the USDA. One proposal being considered would cut a half-billion dollars, which could include funding for fighting avian influenza. Association executive director Randy Olson says he hopes Congress will provide the needed help to […]

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