AMES – Consumers who are purchasing meat products from grocery stores or directly from a meat processor can be confident in the safety of the product, according to Terry Houser, associate professor and extension meat specialist with Iowa State University.

CEDAR FALLS – Iowa’s 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Committee has announced all planned activities to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (circa 1920 – women’s right to vote) are postponed until it is safe for citizens to congregate togethe…

It seems like a lifetime ago when we could gather freely, greet each other with hugs and handshakes, and felt as if the most pressing issue of the day was getting our March Madness brackets completed. Do you remember those days? Good days, they were.

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INDEPENDENCE — Independence senior Mary Puffett cemented her name in the record books once again at Independence High School for girls basketball.

Small business owners, sole proprietors, independent contractors and the self-employed are eligible for financial assistance through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which will extend as much as $349 billion in forgivable loans to enable some businesses to pay employees during the coronavirus crisis.


Contact tracing was widely reported to have helped South Korea flatten its curve of COVID-19 cases or drastically slow the spread. With Gov. Kim Reynolds also stating her intent to “flatten the curve,” Fayette County Gundersen Palmer Community Health Public Information Officer Jamie Hoey dis…

Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, March 27, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recognizing the governor’s efforts regarding the outbreak of coronavirus in the state and urging consideration of a statewide “stay-at-home” order following the first repor…

Well, the NCAA basketball tournament, the NBA basketball playoffs, NHL playoffs, golf tournaments, and just about everything else (wait, not “just about anything,” EVERYTHING) has been cancelled or postponed. But not Major League Baseball. Nope! No-sir-ee!