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Deaf Awareness Week, Telephone Relay Assistance Programs Available

Deaf Awareness Week, Telephone Relay Assistance Programs Available

Des Moines, Iowa –  National Deaf Awareness Week is being held September 21-27, 2014, and the Iowa Utilities Board reminds Iowans of Relay Iowa/CapTel Relay and Telephone Equipment Distribution Programs available to Iowans who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or those who have difficulty speaking. Telephone relay and equipment distribution services are essential for helping Iowans

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MidAmerican Energy offers tips for safety during harvest season

Des Moines, Iowa – In observance of National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 21-27, 2014), MidAmerican Energy Company offers the following tips to help farmers stay safe when working around electricity this harvest season: Power Line Safety Be aware of overhead power lines, particularly when moving equipment. People and equipment should maintain a distance


DOT Holding Open-House Discussing Iowa Park and Ride System Plan

Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold open-house public input meetings Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 18, to discuss and gather input regarding the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan. The plan is being developed to identify ideal locations for park and ride facilities to serve commuters in the state. The

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USDA Announces October 17 EQIP Signup

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa farmers interested in reducing soil erosion, improving water quality, and creating wildlife habitat on their land have until Oct. 17 to be considered for funding through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2015. Through EQIP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to


Scholastic Scam Targeting Schools & Daycares

Des Moines, IA – The Better Business Bureau has alerted schools and daycares to a scam involving Scholastic School Supply. Chris Coleman, President & CEO of BBB Greater Iowa said the scam is similar to the well-known “Yellow Pages Scam” a business to business operation that surfaced in 2013 and ended up bilking more than

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Motorcyclist dies in Omaha after Iowa crash

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A motorcyclist has died in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after crashing on a Council Bluffs roadway. Omaha television station KETV says ( ) the crash happened Saturday afternoon on the 16th street ramp onto Interstate 29, near the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office in western Iowa. The biker was taken to

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Iowa discipline board reprimands attorney

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An attorney accused of mishandling client billing in an employment lawsuit has been reprimanded by the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Board. The Quad-City Times reports ( ) that the board filed the reprimand Aug. 18 against Cameron Davidson, saying he violated state rules of professional conduct. The charges stem from

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ISP: Travel Cautiously Over Labor Day Weekend

Des Moines, Iowa– Labor Day marks the end of summer and many families will be traveling various distances to this holiday weekend. The Iowa State Patrol would like to remind all motorists the long, three-day holiday weekend will mean increased traffic on all Iowa’s roadways. The increase in traffic can translate into increased collisions, serious