• Outreach, Inc. has now sent 600,000 pre-packaged meals to Liberia from their Des Moines facility (Reid Chandler/WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Charity Group Sends another 300,000 Meals to Ebola-Stricken Liberia

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Last month, local charity group, Outreach, Inc., sent 300,000 pre-packaged meals from its Des Moines facility to Liberia to help those affected by the Ebola virus. Now, they’re doubling down. “This container of meals is unique because many Liberians from the Des Moines area packaged meals for their family and friends […]

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    Poll: The Chinese Like Capitalism More Than Americans

    NEW YORK — The United States may be the poster child for capitalism, but people living in China, India and Vietnam are bigger believers in the free market than Americans. Pew Research surveyed people living in 44 different countries this spring. They asked a simple question: Do you agree with the following statement: “Most people […]

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    Clinical Trial for Dogs Could Help Humans

    AMES, Iowa — Many dog owners will do just about anything for their pets. For some, that means coming to Iowa, in hopes their dogs might be able to walk, or at least move their legs, again. Daisy hurt herself more than a year ago, likely jumping off the couch. Owner Kathy Jones says, “She […]

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    Pollster Answers Questions, Rather than Asking Them

    JOHNSTON, Iowa- In the heated political season it can be very common to learn the results of another poll telling how the candidates are stacking up with voters.  At the taping of this week’s Iowa Press show on Iowa Public Television, 3 experts involved in the taking, and interpreting the polls were on the program. […]

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    Increased Rates Coming to Affordable Care Act Members

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Affordable Care Act members across the state will see an increase in their insurance rates. In January of 2015, Wellmark ACA members’ rates will increase 11.5 – 14.5%, CoOportunity will increase their rates 19% and Coventry Health Care will boost their rates by nearly 9%. Wellmark’s executive vice president say the […]

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    MH17 Passenger Found ‘Wearing Oxygen Mask’

    A passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask when the victim’s body was recovered in eastern Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister and public prosecutor’s office said. “They did not see the missile coming; but you know that someone was found with an oxygen mask over (his or her) mouth? So […]

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    Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for 30,000 Part-Timers

    Wal-Mart, the country’s largest retailer, is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare costs. The cut applies to part-timers who work fewer than 30 hours a week, Wal-Mart said Tuesday. It impacts 2% of the company’s U.S. workforce. More of Wal-Mart’s employees signed up for health benefits this year than […]

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    ISU AD Fined Following Criticism of Officiating During Oklahoma St. Game

    AMES, Iowa – The Big 12 Conference has fined Iowa State University Athletics Director Jamie Pollard following comments he made criticizing the officiating at the Cyclones’ loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. The fine, $25,000, came after Pollard made a statement critical of officials and an on-field call during Saturday’s game. “We’ve been on the […]

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    Obama: ‘Extremely Low’ Odds of U.S. Ebola Outbreak

    President Barack Obama plans to heap “a lot of pressure” on foreign leaders to do more to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, he said Monday. After meeting with health and national security aides, Obama told reporters the White House is developing protocols to screen airline passengers “both at the source and here in […]

  • Joaquin Valdes (left) and Aaron Hermsen (right) present final updates on their start-up venture to investors as part of the Lorenzen Student Hatchery program (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Drake Students Find Success in Start-Ups through ‘Hatchery’ Program

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A year ago, Joaquin Valdes and Aaron Hermsen were just two students at Drake University, attending the same school trip to China. Today, they’re business partners, and attribute much of their success to the school they’re enrolled in. For the growing community who wish to see the Metro become the next […]

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    Iowa Man’s Rapid Recovery Could be Medical Breakthrough

    It was July 24th, 2014 when Russ Evans’ life nearly changed forever. “[My friend and I] turned onto a gravel road and the driver lost control and over corrected and the truck rolled over and I was ejected from the truck,” recalled the 25-year-old from Bloomfield, Iowa. Russ says it took a few hours before […]

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    Doctors: Being Overweight Increases Risk for Cancer

    You likely know that being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But did you know it also increases your risk for cancer? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. While around 90% of Americans know that smoking is linked to higher rates of cancer, Dr. Clifford Hudis says, the inverse is true for […]