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Harkin Announces $1.4 Million to Support Increased Access to Primary Care in Iowa

Harkin Announces $1.4 Million to Support Increased Access to Primary Care in Iowa

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that through the Affordable Care Act, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has invested more than $1.4 million in FY 14 to support increased access to primary care services for Iowans by expanding the primary care workforce in communities that

Sally Mason

University of Iowa Forum to Discuss Restructuring Proposals

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she expects employees will ask lots of questions during a forum to discuss a consultant’s sweeping cost-cutting recommendations. The university is holding the meeting Thursday morning with representatives of Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte last week released recommendations to the Iowa Board of Regents on how Iowa’s three public universities

Lee County

Suit Says Lee County Officials Broke Meeting Law

A group of citizens has filed a lawsuit alleging three Lee County supervisors violated Iowa’s open meetings law. The supervisors Rick Larkin and Ron Fedler were handed lawsuit documents at a Tuesday meeting, and the paperwork was left for Supervisor Ernie Schiller, who wasn’t at the meeting. The lawsuit claims the three supervisors broke the

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley

Maryland Gov. O’Malley to Visit Iowa for Democrats

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is set to visit Iowa this weekend to help Democratic candidates. O’Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith says he will be in the state Saturday and Sunday. This is the fourth trip the potential 2016 presidential candidate has made to the kickoff caucus state this year. O’Malley will attend a series of public

Jacob Mack

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

A man has been given nearly seven years in federal prison for robbing a bank in downtown Cedar Rapids. On Wednesday Jacob Mack was given 57 months for robbing the Cedar Rapids Hills Bank and Trust on May 2 and 24 more months for violating the terms of his federal supervised release. On the day

Madrid Home for the Aging

Central Iowa Nursing Home Faces Federal Fines

A central Iowa nursing home faces federal fines of at least $64,000 for care problems found during inspections. The state inspection reports that led to the fines suggest many of the issues cited stem from staffing shortages at the Madrid Home for the Aging. A lawyer for the nursing home denied the allegations and says

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Two Iowa Students Say Substitute Pulled Their Hair

A Cedar Rapids school district says two students reported that a substitute teacher pulled their hair. The College Community School District school sent a letter home with third-grade students on Friday, saying that the two students said “the guest teacher pulled their hair in order to get their attention and/or redirect them.” District administrators declined


A Homecoming: Hy-Vee Announces Return to Oak Park Mall

Hy-Vee, Inc. officials announced today that it would return to its roots in Austin with plans to build a new 60,000 – 90,000-square-foot grocery store at Oak Park Mall — the location of Hy-Vee’s original Austin store. “We’ve been a part of this community for almost 40 years, and it’s been hard to witness how

Sally Mason

University of Iowa Continues to Make Strides to Combat Sexual Assault

The University of Iowa continues making progress toward meeting the goals outlined in president Sally Mason’s Six Point Plan to Combat Sexual Assault. On Oct. 6, president Mason announced the UI is committing funding to support three prevention education specialist positions at the UI Women’s Resource & Action Center (WRAC) and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program(RVAP). “The UI takes