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State worker union leader questions staff levels at Independence Mental Health Institute
The union representing a majority of state workers is blaming “inappropriate staffing levels” for recent incidents at the Independence Mental Health Institute where a patient injured three staff members. Two of the workers required a trip to a hospital emergency room, according to a news release from AFSCME Council 61. The Department of Human Services […]Full Post...
Time to think about getting a flu shot
Flu season is just beginning in Iowa and one expert says young children and teenagers are the most likely to get — and spread — the flu. Linda Ohri, a pharmacy professor at Creighton University, says kids in grade school, especially kindergartners and young children, are still developing their resistance to the flu virus and […]Full Post...
128-year-old Clinton school converted into apartment building
The historic Roosevelt School in Clinton has been converted into 16 apartments. Matt Hauge is with the firm that restored the 128-year-old building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These apartments, you’ve living in mostly what was a piece of a classroom or maybe an entire classroom,” Hauge says. “…The original […]Full Post...
Iowa and No. 10 Wisconsin collide with Heartland Trophy on the line
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is happy with the way his team rebounded after a rough start to the season.. The Hawkeyes stood 3-2 after suffering a 38-31 loss to Northwestern but followed that up with road wins over Minnesota and Purdue. Iowa can climb right back into the Big Ten West Division race with a victory over […]Full Post...
Proposed snow ordinance creates discussion in Bettendorf
Some residents in the eastern Iowa town of Bettendorf are steaming hot over a cold issue. At issue is a proposed ordinance that would penalize Bettendorf homeowners and tenants who allow snow or ice accumulations to remain on sidewalks more than 48 hours following a storm. Violators would have to pay for the cost of […]Full Post...
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