Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department estimated that the nation’s gross domestic product — its total output of goods and services — accelerated in the April-June quarter from an already robust 6.3% annual growth rate in the first quarter of the year.
The Iowa State Education Association wants families to be aware of the risks of the Delta variant with school starting within the next four weeks. The association says all students, vaccinated or not, should wear masks in classrooms and crowded areas this fall.
That heat advisory is now in effect for this afternoon and evening, where heat indices are likely to be at 100 or above for multiple hours today. Make sure to stay hydrated & take frequent breaks. Actually, highs will be in the 90s.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds defended her decision to send Iowa State Troopers to the Texas border while talking about their deployment on Wednesday. She described some of the responsibilities troopers fulfilled during their time at the border, and announced those deployed were back in Iowa.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday checked out half-built big rigs and chatted up workers at a Mack Truck plant in Pennsylvania as his administration pushes new “buy American” efforts and advocates for government investments and clean energy as ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.