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Economy Jul 09USDA unveils $500 million plan to help build more, smaller meat processing plants
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, announced the program Friday in addition to another $150 million to be used for existing small processing facilities to help them with unexpected costs the coronavirus pandemic caused and to compete…
Politics Mar 08Iowa governor signs GOP-backed voting changes bill into law
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a Republican-backed bill that makes it harder to vote early, potentially eroding a key aspect of Democratic campaigns.
Health Oct 30State leaders facing higher COVID-19 cases resist steps to curb virus
Pleas from health experts are running up against political calculation and public fatigue, with spiraling new infections eclipsing previous caseload highs that set off national alarms in the spring and summer.
Economy Sep 18USDA plans additional $14 billion for farmers reeling from coronavirus
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released details of its plan Friday, saying it will provide "financial assistance that gives producers the ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic."…
Education Aug 28College towns growing alarmed over outbreaks among students
The outbreaks since students began returning to campus in the past few weeks have heightened town-gown tensions and led to recriminations between local politicians and university officials.
Nation Aug 18WATCH: Trump sits in on disaster briefing for Iowa derecho
Trump claimed on his official presidential Twitter account Monday afternoon that he had “Just approved (and fast) the FULL Emergency Declaration for the Great State of Iowa. They got hit hard by record setting winds.”…
Nation Aug 17Trump signs Iowa wind storm disaster declaration, may visit
President Donald Trump said Monday he has signed an emergency declaration for Iowa to help supply federal money to help the state recover from an unusual wind storm that struck a week ago.
Nation Aug 17Iowa ‘hurting’ after devastating wind storm, seeks nearly $4B in disaster aid
The unusual storm packed the power of a category 3 hurricane but lacked the days of warning a typical hurricane offers.
Politics Aug 13WATCH: Pence speaks at ‘Farmers and Ranchers for Trump’ launch in Iowa
Vice President Mike Pence will join "Farmers and Ranchers for Trump" at a launch in Iowa.
Politics Aug 05Iowa governor signs order restoring felon voting rights
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed an executive order granting convicted felons the right to vote, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to felons.