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Teachers become learners

Teachers become learners | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
When Elizabeth Van Dyck returns to her Weeks Middle School class in Des Moines, she can tell her students about the time during her summer vacation she helped set up an African exhibit at Blank Park Zoo.
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Cedar Valley Humane Society again seeking new director

Cedar Valley Humane Society again seeking new director | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
Bob Citrullo, Cedar Valley Humane SocietyBob Citrullo has left his post as executive director of the Cedar Valley Humane Society, according to an official with the animal shelter.Citrullo, who served as the society’s executive director for just...
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Iowa-based Blue Bunny craves a bigger scoop of U.S. ice cream market

Iowa-based Blue Bunny craves a bigger scoop of U.S. ice cream market | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
BLUE BUNNY ICE CREAM: Wells Enterprises, the Le Mars-based maker of the popular Blue Bunny ice cream brand, is trying to raise capital so it can challenge for leadership of the $10 billion U.S. ice cream industry.
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Corridor unemployment rises in June

Corridor unemployment rises in June | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
Unemployment swung upward in the Corridor last month, following a statewide trend.The unemployment rate in the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area increased to 4.2 percent from May’s 3.6 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, according to...
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Corn prices soar as recent rain proves meager

Corn prices soar as recent rain proves meager | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
Corn prices hit a record high Monday as the government reported that nearly half of Iowa's crop is in poor to very poor condition. Corn for September delivery gained 21.5 cents to end at $8.20 per bushel, which was an all-time high.
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Commercial vacancy shrinks, signaling road to recovery

The improvement is small, but enough to offer hope that the Des Moines area’s commercial real estate market has stabilized. An annual report being released today by CBRE/Hubbell Commercial shows slight improvement in nearly all commercial vacancy ...
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Sears to close Coral Ridge store

"Coral Ridge Mall’s Sears store, one of the shopping center’s original anchor tenants, faces closure under a deal announced Thursday by the company and mall ownership."

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Low-demand programs at risk amid university budget woes - DesMoinesRegister.com

"Thirty-nine graduate and undergraduate programs at UNI have graduated 10 or fewer students since 2006, a Des Moines Register review shows."

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Iowa City school district still seeking buyer for old elementary building

Iowa City school district still seeking buyer for old elementary building | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
Students leave Roosevelt Elementary School for their buses at the end of the school day in Iowa City in May. The school closed permanently at the end of the 2011-12 school year.
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Arizona company to manage senior homes

Arizona company to manage senior homes | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
Tucson, Ariz.-based Watermark Retirement Communities says it will manage four area senior living communities, two of which it also purchased.
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Iowa congressmen say quick action needed on Farm Bill

Iowa congressmen say quick action needed on Farm Bill | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
In this July 18, 2012 photo, a cow on Kevin Heiserman's Rowley farm feed on hay near Rowley, Iowa.
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$30 million in Medicaid savings found

$30 million in Medicaid savings found | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
A decimal point meant the difference between a bill to Medicaid for a 712-mile ambulance ride and the actual 71.2-mile ride.
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Biz Buzz: Popular shows push Civic Center to $9M in ticket sales

Biz Buzz: Popular shows push Civic Center to $9M in ticket sales | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it
It wasn't a record, but the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines sold nearly $9 million in tickets from shows including 'La Cage aux Folles,' 'West Side Story' and 'Wicked' last season.
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UNI announces more cuts: UNI Museum to close, athletics to lose funds

UNI announces more cuts: UNI Museum to close, athletics to lose funds | Iowa Employment | Scoop.it

"University of Northern Iowa officials, pending state regents approval, plan to reduce general fund support to athletics and close the UNI Museum building June 30 ..."

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Should Iowa's minimum wage be increased to $10 an hour? - UI The Daily Iowan

"A proposal in the Iowa Legislature to increase the minimum wage from the national rate of $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour over three years is dangerous and should not be allowed in a fledgling economy."

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Postal Service says plants in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids will stay open - DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)

"Workers and politicians in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo praised the U.S. Postal Service’s decision Thursday to back off plans to close mail processing plants and eliminate hundreds of jobs in their cities."

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