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  • Use of computerized data from vehicles discussed by DOT director
    Nearly 12 percent of new vehicles sold last year were “connected” — meaning they were equipped with devices that collect data and transmit it to the dealer or some other private company. Some even pinpoint slick spots on roads, but Iowa Department of Transportation director Paul Trombino says government agencies like his don’t have access to […]

  • Pleasure of porches to be celebrated in Mt. Vernon
    An eastern Iowa town is planning an event to celebrate a popular feature of American home architecture – the porch. Mitch Bloomquist, with the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Development Group, is helping organize the event scheduled for Sunday, September 21. He says attendees will visit at least 10 porches in the Ash Park District of Mount […]

  • DNR’s Trees for Kids program offers thousands of free trees
    Applications are now being accepted for a program that provides thousands of trees for students at Iowa’s schools to plant every year. Laura Wagner coordinates the Trees For Kids grant program through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “We get the kids out of school and give them hands-on learning,” Wagner says. “They all get […]

  • Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/1/14
    Class 4A 1. Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW #1 @Urbandale 2. Waukee (1-0), LW #2 @ Southeast Polk 3. Bettendorf (1-0), LW #3 vs Iowa City High 4. Cedar Rapids Washington (1-0), LW #5 @ CR Kennedy (Thur) 5. Cedar Falls (1-0), LW #9 vs Ames 6. Ankeny Centennial (1-0), LW #10 vs DSM Roosevelt 7. […]

  • SUV runs over, kills baby in Des Moines
    Charges are pending after an infant was run over and killed in Des Moines. The accident happened Saturday evening in a driveway of a home on Des Moines’ east side. Police say the father of a four-month-old boy placed the child, in his car seat, in front of an SUV as he and another man were […]

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