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  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:11 PM
    Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich, who has led the state gambling enterprise since February 2009, announced today that he intends to retire in late 2018 or early 2019. 

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:11 PM
    Iowa-born NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, a Grinnell College graduate, landed on Time Magazine’s Top 100 most influential people list. 

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:06 PM
    Tom Vilsack has joined a nationwide effort to help spread the liberal message in rural America in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. 

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:05 PM
    The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report listed Des Moines and West Des Moines among cities with the cleanest air, based on smog levels. 

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:56 PM
    Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the bankrupt owner of Younkers and other regional department stores, will go out of business after the only bidders competing at the Monday start of its court-supervised auction were liquidators, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:28 AM
    Andie Dominick, an editorial writer at the Des Moines Register, on Monday won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for a selection of Iowa-focused editorials criticizing policies that restrict access to health care. 

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:19 AM
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, and other ag-state leaders will meet with President Donald Trump today to discuss how to protect farmers from a looming trade war. 

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:24 PM
    Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins has been awarded multiple repair contracts valued at $27 million by the U.S. Air Force to support Global Air Traffic Management components on its entire KC-135 tanker fleet.

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:20 AM
    Four new stores will open in the Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona this spring. American Eagle and Christopher & Banks are set to open in April, and Michael Kors Outlet and Lucky Brand will open in May.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 3:40 PM
    Transamerica is considering a $40 million investment in its south campus in Cedar Rapids, as the insurer consolidates operations from its north campus on Edgewood Road, the Corridor Business Journal reported.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 10:42 AM
    Iowa ethanol and biodiesel producers warned President Donald Trump on Friday that imposing restrictions on biofuels production "would be viewed as a declaration of war on rural America."

  • Friday, April 6, 2018 3:23 PM
    Shares of Ames-based NewLink Genetics Corp. plummeted 44 percent by late morning today after Merck and Incyte Corp. said their trial testing a combination including a type of cancer drug called an IDO inhibitor had failed.

  • Friday, April 6, 2018 3:21 PM
     Iowa State University has secured the $5 million in donations needed to raze its existing Poultry Science Farm and erect a new one, and the school wants to name two of the farm’s buildings after those making them possible — an international corporation and an Iowa company. 

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 3:21 PM
    A judge has ruled that stricken signatures shall not be counted toward Iowa GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett’s petition to be on the ballot, ending the former Cedar Rapids mayor’s primary challenge against Gov. Kim Reynolds.

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:19 AM
    Legislation to reduce the legal and financial liabilities of bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to individuals who later become involved in vehicle crashes is on its way to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk. 

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