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Analysis: Which college softball program grossed the most in Iowa

Drake University, University of Northern Iowa and University of Iowa top the list of highest grossing college softball programs in Iowa in 2016


As the 2019 legislative session gets underway, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has identified workforce as an area of focus for her administration.

Iowa ranks No. 32 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Iowa was rated 32nd best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

State institution: These 2-year Iowa schools attract the most in-state students

Capri College-Cedar Rapids, La James International College-Johnston and Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa enrolled the most in-state students of all two-year Iowa schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

Analysis: Iowa ranked 4th least affected by government shutdown

Iowa ranked No. 48 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

AMES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Leadership Ames XXXll: Healthcare to be Held February 14

The Leadership Ames program was created by the Ames Chamber of Commerce to develop informed, involved and concerned community leaders in the Ames area.


Support for all persons and families with a loved one dealing with mental illness.

ALGONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Weekly Chamber Coffee Kemna Auto Center to ne Held February 15

Come to Kemna Auto Center at the Weekly Chamber Coffee, meet their team and find out all the great things they have coming up in 2019.

ADEL PARTNERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Raccoon River Valley Trail Clean-Up to be Held February 23

Meet at the Adel Family Fun Center parking The entire trail in Adel will be covered and cleaned up.

Iowa ranked No. 45 in 2019 business climate index

Iowa finished at No. 45 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Cedar Rapids area has 46th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Cedar Rapids area was nearly 2,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a 181-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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