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    Campaign says cutting sugared drinks can improve your health
    Almost one in every three Iowans is obese, according to the latest rankings, and what we’re drinking can be just as fattening as what we’re eating. Carol Voss, a registered dietician and a nutritionist with the Iowa Department of Public Health, says just one 12-ounce soda contains around 150 calories and 40 grams of sugar, […]
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    ‘Iowa Flag Day’ celebration in Knoxville tomorrow
    Knoxville is hosting “Iowa Flag Day” festivities tomorrow at the childhood home of the woman who designed the flag nearly a century ago. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt was a Knoxville native who designed the flag for a regiment of Iowa National Guard soldiers who were serving along the U.S./Mexican border in 1917. “The General Assembly then adopted her design […]
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    Iowa’s two major parties collaborate to produce ‘timely, accurate’ Caucus results
    The leaders of Iowa’s two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. The precinct caucuses are not elections, but are run by the two parties. The 2012 results from Iowa Republicans were jumbled. Mitt Romney was declared the winner on Caucus Night, by […]
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    Winnebago to open plant in Waverly to make parts
    Winnebago Industries is expanding its presence in Iowa. The Forest City-based recreational vehicle manufacturer plans to open a subassembly plant in Waverly. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts says no jobs will be lost at the Forest City plant and calls the move an opportunity for the company to find workers that they are having trouble finding […]
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    State unemployment rate drops again in February
    The state’s unemployment rate continues on its downward trend with February dropping down to 4.1-percent from January’s rate of 4.2-percent. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson, Kerry Koonce, says it’s the fifth straight month with a drop. “We continue to see drops in the number of people who are unemployed. We are down 4,000 from a year […]
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