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Insurance Commissioner accuses firms of providing false Medicare supplement information
Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart has filed charges against two agencies which allegedly sent out mailings to Iowans that misrepresented the terms of insurance plans meant to supplement Medicare. Insurance Division spokesman Chance McElhaney says the charges with filed against Cynthia Fitzgerald of the Robert J. Stillwell Agency of Pennsylvania and Senior Direct, Incorporated of Texas. “As […]Full Post...
Horned owls ready to return to wild after car accident recovery
After several months of rehabilitation, two great horned owls will be released at Prairie Rose State Park near Harlan in western Iowa tonight at 6 P.M. Kay Neumann, executive director of Save Our Avian Resources, or SOAR, says one of the owls had been hit by a car, while the other one had injuries consistent […]Full Post...
Pottawattamie County accident victim identified as man from Nebraska
A single-vehicle accident Saturday night in western Iowa has claimed the life of a man from southeast Nebraska. The crash happened on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Avoca, in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol says a passenger in an SUV, 38-year-old Mario Rodriguez, of Talmage, Nebraska, who was not wearing a seat belt, was […]Full Post...
Fewer than half in Iowa’s workforce have college degree, advanced training
A task force will meet later this week in Des Moines to discuss how to encourage more Iowans to go to college or get additional training. Fewer than half of Iowa adults have a college degree or some sort of technical certification beyond a high school diploma. “The main issue identified by Iowa’s employers today […]Full Post...
Study suggests better marking of farm vehicles could cut accidents
Researchers at the University of Iowa say there would be a dramatic reduction in crashes involving farm vehicles if states adopted policies requiring more lights and reflectors on the equipment. A study by the school’s Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health looked at regulations in nine Midwestern states where, on average, there are 1,100 farm […]Full Post...
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