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    BBB urges Iowans to beware of ‘computer doctor’ phone scam
    Iowans may be sitting down to a turkey dinner soon, but don’t be surprised if, even today, the phone rings and it’s someone offering to help you and your “ailing” computer. Jim Hegarty, with the Better Business Bureau, is warning Iowans to beware as it’s a scam, often involving con artists claiming to be with […]
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    Campaign works to reduce ‘elective’ labor before 39th week of pregnancy
    Nearly one out of 10 babies born in Iowa are born prematurely and the March of Dimes is among the groups working to reduce the number of “elective” births that occur when a pregnancy reaches 37 or 38 weeks. “It very much happens, more often I would like to say it happens for such things […]
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    Judge issues ruling on Medicaid management
    A ruling from an administrative law judge issued late Wednesday afternoon recommends Iowa dismiss one of the four contracts awarded to companies that were chosen to manage Iowa’s Medicaid program. The Branstad administration wants to implement the managed care plan on January 1. It would privatize the state’s $4.2 billion health care program for the poor […]
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    Unique I-80 interchange to open next week (video)
    A new interchange set to open next week on Interstate 80 features something new to the state. Iowa Department of Transportation district four engineer Troy Jerman says the “diverging diamond” interchange will provide access to western areas of Waukee and West Des Moines. “This interchange is the first-of-its-kind in the state. Other states have had them […]
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    UNI’s Jacobson reaches milestone
    The Northern Iowa Panthers earned head coach Ben Jacobson his 200th career victory with an 83-63 triumph over the University of Dubuque at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls Wednesday night. Jacobson becomes the ninth Missouri Valley Conference coach to win at least 200 games in the league. In his 10th season with the Panthers, […]
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