• Report Shows Slow Planting Progress

    USDA released the first crop progress report on April 13, documenting corn planting progress, and the results were well below the trade average guess of 3.6 percent. Just two percent of this year’s corn crop is in the ground, due largely to wet weather in the South. Normally planting progress at this time of year […]

  • Centsable Health: Baked Blueberry French Toast

    Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and consume more healthy nutrients like calcium, fiber, iron and B vitamins (just to name a few). Kids, on the other hand, can also achieve higher test scores and have fewer discipline problems simply by eating breakfast.   Baked […]

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    Tornadoes Hit Eastern Iowa, Northern Illinois

    Tornadoes tore through parts of Iowa, Illinois and Ohio on Thursday in what forecasters from the National Weather Service warned is a “particularly dangerous situation.” People across the Midwest should be on alert for severe weather, the weather agency said. One person has died as a result of storms in Fairdale, Illinois, said Patti Thompson, […]

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    ISU Researchers Study Early Detection Method for Mad Cow Disease

    AMES, Iowa – Researchers from Iowa State University have found that a fatal neurological disease in cows can be detected earlier by examining the animal’s retinas. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known more commonly as mad cow disease, is an untreatable neurodegenerative disorder caused by misfolded brain proteins known as prions. Classic BSE incubates for years before […]

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    South Carolina Shooting: Officer Charged and Fired; Protesters Demand Justice

    The officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in South Carolina has been fired as anger continues to build around his case. A video shows Officer Michael Slager, who is white, shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott eight times as Scott has his back to him and is running away. It […]

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    Iowa State Students Petition to Save Trees

    AMES, Iowa – A new student residence hall, set to begin construction in May, at Iowa State University will result in the removal of two nearly 200-year-old trees at the site. But some students aren’t happy about the loss. Jenna Kurtz, a senior journalism student, and Maclaine Sorden, a graduate landscape architecture student, started a […]

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    Des Moines School District Forced To Pass Budget

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Tuesday night the Des Moines School Board voted on its 2015-2016 budget. The board was forced to come up with several scenarios because the legislature has failed to approve a school funding plan. “It`s ultimately a moral issue for us because it`s about the type of education we provide and that`s why we […]

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    Officer Charged with Murder After Video Shows him Shooting Man in Back

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina officer has been charged with murder after a video surfaced that appears to show him shooting an unarmed man who was running away. Editor’s note: The video is graphic. Viewer discretion advised.  Michael Slager, an officer with the North Charleston Police Department, was arrested Tuesday, according to a statement […]

  • Gortz Haus Owners Question if Religious Freedom Law Could Have Saved Their Business

    GRIMES, Iowa –An Iowa couple is paying closer attention than most to what’s happening in Indiana when it comes to the question of religion versus individual rights. Owners of the Gortz Haus, Dick and Betty Odaagard, say they don’t regret their decision to deny a gay couple from getting married at their wedding venue in […]

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    Italian Neurosurgeon Says Human Head Transplant will Happen in 2 Years

    It sounds like the plot for a science fiction movie. Someone has a horrific accident and winds up in the hospital, brain dead and on life support. Doctors approach the family about organ donation, but instead of saving as many as eight lives, the family is asked to donate the whole body to save just […]

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    McDonald’s Giving 90,000 Workers a Raise

    NEW YORK, New York — McDonald’s plans to increase hourly wages by more than 10% for roughly 90,000 workers — a move that follows in the footsteps of retail giants Walmart and T.J. Maxx and new state minimum wage laws across the country. Effective July 1st, McDonald’s starting wages will be at least $1 an […]

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    Iowa State University to Participate in National Sexual Assault Survey

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will be one of 28 universities to take part in a national survey on sexual assault climate in April. Conducted by the Association of American Universities, a collective of 60 U.S. and two Canadian research universities, the survey will be “among largest ever” on sexual assault, according to the […]