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2014-03-19 08:35:01

Investment Expands Access to Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Benefits of Mobile Broadband DES MOINES, Iowa, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested more than $200 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Iowa from 2010 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120612/DA23287LOGO Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP),...

2014-03-17 16:20:41

FOREST CITY, Iowa, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Annually more than 10,000 visitors come to Forest City, Iowa, to get the inside story of one of America's most iconic brands - Winnebago(®). Come see for yourself why Winnebago is the best selling brand and most recognized name in RV'ing with a free factory tour. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/CG84872 Founded in 1958, "Winnebago" became a household word when the Company became the first recreation vehicle...

2014-03-17 04:21:30

BURLINGTON, Iowa, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nicholas Pothitakis was recently elected to the position of Vice President of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. The Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, or IAWC, is made up of lawyers from all around Iowa who specialize in working on Iowa workers' compensation injuries and cases. The mission of the IAWC is to further the administration of justice, progress the legal knowledge of workers'...

2014-03-14 23:26:03

More than $70,000 raised during the event. Record sent in the amount of 'bribe' money to teams provided by individuals and community organizations. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s kids, once again set a record at the 11th annual Spelling Bee held at Wooly’s on March 6. This event, having raised more than $750,000 in its first 10 years brought in more than $70,000 this year. “Orchard Place is lucky to have so much...

Specialization By Insect Species Is The Key
2014-03-14 14:54:57

University of Iowa Most of us already imagine the tropics as a place of diversity—a lush region of the globe teeming with a wide variety of exotic plants and animals. But for researchers Andrew Forbes and Marty Condon, there's even more diversity than meets the eye. In a paper published in the March 14 issue of the journal Science, Forbes and Condon report the discovery of extraordinary diversity and specialization in the tropics. The paper builds upon previous research conducted...

2014-03-13 12:31:03

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Iowa will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration...

2014-03-13 12:20:21

FOREST CITY, Iowa, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Winnebago Industries (WGO) announced the launch of the RV industry's first lifestyle website. The site, www.winnebagolife.com, nicknamed goLife, brings a fresh perspective to the RV industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140313/CG82825 The goLife website will have continuing features that include stories on owners' lifestyles, in-depth articles featuring the company's latest vehicles, a product showcase for apps...

2014-03-12 23:28:13

QA Graphics, an Iowa interactive design firm, continues to work with Hy-Vee, Inc., to provide interactive technology to help engage and educate consumers about the supermarket’s sustainability efforts. Ankeny, IA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 QA Graphics, an Iowa interactive design firm, continues to work with Hy-Vee, Inc., to provide interactive technology to help engage and educate consumers about the supermarket’s sustainability efforts. QA Graphics has been working with Hy-Vee, an...

Can Offering Healthy Foods At Concession Stands Be Beneficial?
2014-03-17 03:30:49

University of Iowa [ Watch The Video: Concession Stand Makeover ] In the fall of 2008, the booster club in Muscatine, Iowa took a chance. Researchers from the University of Iowa asked whether the club would add healthy foods – from apples to string cheese – to its concessions menu. And, by the way, would it also consider putting healthier ingredients in big sellers like nachos and popcorn? These were no idle requests. Booster clubs across the United States directly support...

2014-03-05 23:23:34

MetaCommunications has installed two webcams as part of a broader strategy to build traffic for their Careers page and generate interest in new positions at their headquarters in downtown Iowa City. Local economic development group, ICAD Group, says that many interstate commerce companies have to devise creative ways to promote the area to out-of-state candidates to fight misconceptions of Iowa and the Midwest. Iowa City, Iowa (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 MetaCommunications has installed two...


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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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