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Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

By |2018-10-18T16:04:57-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to prevent suicide in Iowa. The money will be used to implement the “Zero Suicide” model across the state.  The basis of the Zero Suicide model is that suicide deaths for individuals receiving treatment within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. [...]

2019 Health Insurance Enrollment Approaches

By |2018-10-18T16:02:00-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

Beginning November 1 through December 15, Iowans may purchase or change their Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health coverage to become effective January 1, 2019.  During this open enrollment, Iowans may call 1-800-318-2596 or visit healthcare.gov for information regarding enrollment and calculating applicable tax credits. Iowans can begin previewing sample premium amounts for individual ACA-complaint health [...]

Early Voting Begins in Iowa

By |2018-10-18T15:56:54-05:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

While Election Day is still a few weeks away, thousands of Iowans have already started casting ballots by mail or at early voting locations across the state. Currently, local county auditor offices are open every week day for eligible voters to vote for the upcoming election on November 6. Voters can also cast an early vote [...]

Flu Vaccine Time of Year

By |2018-09-18T14:59:08-05:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Candidates 2018, Featured, Recent News|

Despite the influenza season not officially starting until late fall, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recommending Iowans obtain the vaccination.  Already, cases of the flu have been reported across Iowa to IDPH. The vaccination can take up to two weeks to become effective.  IDPH recommends that every Iowan over 6 months of age [...]

State Park Volunteer Day September 22

By |2018-09-18T14:40:47-05:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

On September 22nd, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting the second annual statewide volunteer day at state parks.  Over 40 state parks across the state will have projects ready for volunteers.  Projects include picking up litter, painting, clearing trails, removing trees, planting trees, and building picnic tables. People of all ages are encouraged [...]

Weight Limit Lifted on Roads for Iowa Farmers

By |2018-09-18T14:37:24-05:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

As harvest season in Iowa approaches, highways tend to get busier and more agriculture products need to be moved. Starting on September 15th the transportation of corn, hay, straw, silage, and stover are allowed to travel overweight without the need for a permit. The permit free period for oversize/ overweight transportation lasts for 60 days and [...]

University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

By |2018-09-18T14:29:50-05:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

The Iowa Board of Regents has given initial approval of plans to ask lawmakers for more state resources next year as well as close several centers due to state budget cuts. The Regents also approved a request for several center closures including five at ISU and five at UI, including the Labor Center. The Labor Center [...]

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