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CEDAR RAPIDS — Uber — the fast-growing ride-sharing service that has faced a string of criticisms this week — was nonetheless met with enthusiasm Thursday, when the company discussed plans to launch in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City in the coming mont Read More »
State’s labor force reaches all-time high
By George C. Ford, The Gazette
Iowa’s unemployment rate inched lower in October as the state’s labor force hit a record high.
The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped t Read More »
While working for an Iowa Wal-Mart, Mary P. Tigges donated children’s items destined for the trash heap to a charity that supports low income families.
Those donations got her fired for breaking a company policy.
Tigges, who worked in Read More »
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY MAINTAINS ITS PROPOSED WATERS OF THE U-S RULE WILL CLARIFY ITS JURISDICTION OVER AMERICAN WATER BODIES, BUT THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION SAYS IT ONLY CREATES FURTHER CONFUSION.
ACCORDING TO A-F-B-F Read More »
DES MOINES — A statewide group of health professionals and tobacco opponents used Thursday’s Great American Smokeout observance to launch a campaign calling on Hy-Vee to end the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, at any of its store Read More »
IOWA CITY — Iowa City’s Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking another structural review of the three cottages south of downtown before formally voting on proposed rezoning that could mean the demolition of the mid-19th-century buildings.
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ON MONDAY.. THE NEW 2014 FARM BILL SAFETY NET PROGRAMS BEGAN..
IT’S DESIGNED TO HELP PRODUCERS MANAGE RISK.. AND IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST REFORMS TO U-S FARM PROGRAMS IN DECADES.. HERE’S A TIMELINE OF HOW IT WORKS..
FROM NOVEMBER 17 TO Read More »
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man says a proposed redevelopment project would not only cost him his business, but also his home.
“My life would be nearly over, I can’t imagine finding a reasonable place to rent where I could both have a store and Read More »
IN THIS LAME-DUCK SESSION.. LEGISLATORS ARE LOOKING FOR BIPARTISAN BILLS TO WORK ON.. ONE OF THOSE IS THE TAX EXTENDERS BILL.. WHICH IS A PACKAGE OF 53 TAX PROVISIONS THAT HAVE EXPIRED..
THE BILL HAS SUPPORTERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE.. Read More »
IOWA CITY — An Eastern Iowa organization plans to file a complaint against a large packaging supply company with a factory in Iowa City. Activists say they are taking action against RockTenn after hearing numerous stories of alleged wage theft and Read More »