Report: Iowans have COPD at a rate higher than the national average

About five-percent of all Americans have the lung condition known as COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but new research shows the rate in Iowa is higher than the national average at about six-point-six percent. Pulmonologist Dr. Bobby Mahajan, at the American Lung Association, says about 15-percent of Iowans smoke, and that’s one of the […]

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May unenployment holds at 2.8%

The jobs numbers are out for May and Iowa Workforce Development director, Beth Townsend, says they are positive. “The unemployment rate