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2014-06-05 16:31:26

Leading Lifeline carrier helps low-income Americans stay connected to family, doctors, employers and emergency services COVINGTON, Ga., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless has been approved to offer subsidized cellphone service to eligible low-income residents in Iowa, North Dakota and Washington. Life Wireless provides phone service through the federal Lifeline program, which was created by Congress in 1985 to ensure that all Americans have access to quality telephone...

2014-06-05 08:32:46

Marcus Allen recognized as an alumni success story for parlaying his Ashford degree into a rewarding career as a special education teacher SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has selected Marcus Allen as the University's Outstanding Alum of the Week. Allen graduated magna cum laude from Ashford in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in social science, education concentration. After completing an alternative certification program and passing the special education...

2014-06-04 23:14:06

Margaret Ann Bannister and LuVern Shiffler continue to make a difference in the lives of Iowa’s kids. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Margaret Ann Bannister and LuVern Shiffler Continue to Make a Difference in the Lives of Iowa’s Kids Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is proud to announce completion of an important project made possible by estate and memorial gifts from two outstanding supporters. Margaret Ann Bannister and LuVern Shiffler, who passed...

2014-06-04 23:08:39

Join Aura Cacia, America’s leading essential oil brand, for a trans-formative experience to find happiness and harmony within by participating in a 7-week “Scents of Balance” journey beginning Monday, June 23. Urbana, Iowa (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Join Aura Cacia, America’s leading essential oil brand, for a trans-formative experience to find happiness and harmony within by participating in a 7-week “Scents of Balance” journey beginning Monday, June 23. The seven-week program...

2014-06-04 16:22:15

Company issues Full Notice to Proceed; signs engineering, procurement and construction agreement MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Energy's Iowa utility is ready to move dirt and sink steel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020405/LNTLOGO Alliant Energy's Iowa utility has received all of the necessary regulatory approvals and permits to issue a Full Notice to Proceed (FNTP) for construction of MGS. As a result, construction of the company's approximate 650...

2014-06-03 23:11:35

Deidre joins Team Eco Lips, a community of athletes, artists and activists who live a healthy, eco-active lifestyle. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Eco Lips, America’s favorite eco brand of organic lip balm, welcomes Deidre Freeman to Team Eco Lips. A native of Grinnell, Iowa, Deidre is a professional diver with a long list of accomplishments. In 2013, she placed 1st in 3-meter and 2nd in 1-meter at the World Championship Trials, and 1st in 3-meter and 2nd in 1-meter at the...

2014-05-29 23:00:28

Aura Cacia®, America’s leading essential oil brand, recently released a set of three new Organic Yoga Mists. Each mist provides an aromatic solution for the body, room and mat with the power of 100% pure essential oils. Urbana, Iowa (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Aura Cacia®, America’s leading essential oil brand, recently released a set of three new Organic Yoga Mists. Each mist provides an aromatic solution for the body, room and mat with the power of 100% pure essential oils....

2014-05-29 16:23:00

NOVI, Mich., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has approved its applications to become an authorized public utility holding company in the state and for its operating subsidiary ITC Midwest LLC to become a Wisconsin public utility. The approvals issued by the PSCW on May 7 represent ITC Midwest's first step toward developing its portion of a regional transmission project in Wisconsin and...

2014-05-27 16:25:04

Blue Bunny helps Make-A-Wish® grant wishes LE MARS, Iowa, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Blue Bunny, we make more than just ice cream. We set the stage for great stories to unfold and laughter to be shared. We help bring smiles to those who sometimes need it most. Blue Bunny is continuing its cause alliance with Make-A-Wish in 2014 to help make more wishes come true. Since the start of the relationship in 2013, Blue Bunny has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 100 wishes to...

2014-05-20 23:12:03

Nonprofits Puppy Jake Foundation, Battleship IOWA, Hope For The Warriors to Honor Local Military and Military Families Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Hope For The Warriors® is excited to announce the Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration to be hosted in Los Angeles on July 24, 2014 aboard the Battleship IOWA. The guest host for the evening will be Gary Sinise, actor, military advocate, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Proceeds from the evening will benefit nonprofits...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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