Apr 9, 2024 - News

The Ear: Just what I seeded

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🥁 Today's Ear inspiration: "Just what I needed." Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

⛔️ At least 29 Iowa counties are now "redemption deserts," with nowhere to take empty cans or bottles to claim the nickel deposit. (Radio Iowa)

💵 The Mormon Church bought nearly 10 acres in Johnston for almost $1.4 million. The land is adjacent to other property it recently purchased. (Business Record)

🤝 For-profit companies are opening psychiatric facilities in Iowa as a business opportunity because of a shortage of inpatient beds run by governments or nonprofit health systems. (KFF)

🐨 Blank Park Zoo announced plans for its biggest expansion to date. (WHO-Radio)

⭐️ Today's headline maker: Katie Greenstein of Des Moines.

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