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Group Seeks to Increase Awareness of Minimum-Wage Issue

Group Seeks to Increase Awareness of Minimum-Wage Issue

Family Friendly Iowa, a coalition formed by Progress Iowa and the Service Employees International Union, hosted a small-business roundtable in West Des Moines this week to draw attention to what it believes are three main issues that impact Iowa’s working families: affordable child care, quality long-term care and raising the state minimum wage. SEIU Iowa


Area Shuts Down, Snowplows are Pulled

The storm that everyone has been talking about for a week has hit the area with a vengeance. Companies, schools, manufacturing, and government offices have all shut down due to the weather. The impact of the weather has even hit county snowplows who have pulled off the road until conditions improve. Roads are quickly being

“Rumors” Have It Brick Street Theater is at it Again.

The second production  by the Brick Street Theater since its revivial will involve the show, “Rumors” by Neil Simon. The show has won several theatrical accolades including Tony Awards in production and writing. The show will be directed by Julie Keely who describes the basic premise of the show.: Auditions for the show have already


Forest City Ordinance Prohibits Parking on Roads During Snow Storms

With the snow coming to the area, concerns center around snow removal in Forest City. The Forest City Council enacted ordinances to make sure that the snow removal process goes smoothly without damage to vehicles parked on the road or at the very least getting buried by plowed snow. Mike O’Rourke with Streets and Sanitation in

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City to Support New Fine Arts Center

The Sharing Agreement with City of Forest City, The Forest City Community School District, and Waldorf College has involved athletic facilities until now. On Tuesday, the city council will look at the possibility of a fine arts center which could be used by all three. For some time, Waldorf College has been in need of

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Iowa Department of Public Safety Says to be Proactive in Preparing for the Blizzard

With the potential impact of a severe weather winter storm, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of all Iowans who may be traveling and offering travel tips. The Iowa State Patrol offers the following travel tips for those driving during this potential