JOHNSTON –  On March 20, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a State of Public Health Emergency Proclamation granting a temporary weight limit exemption and extension of hours for trucks operating on Iowa roads transporting corn and “agricultural supplies and commodities, including but not lim…

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be disposed of in the trash. Flushing only toilet paper helps ensure that the toilets, plumbing, sewer syst…

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.

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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.

INDEPENDENCE – The deadline for submitting letters to the editor of the Independence Bulletin Journal is Thursday at 5 p.m. for inclusion in Saturday’s edition. Letters normally run only in the Saturday edition. All letters should be signed and have a telephone number for verification. No on…

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…