Apr 18, 2024 - News

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πŸ›’ Hy-Vee is acquiring Strack & Van Til Food Market, an Indiana grocer with 22 stores. (Progressive Grocer)

πŸ‘Ž A Des Moines nursing home was the worst in the state for complying with federal staffing requirements. Overall, Iowa's nursing homes are some of the most understaffed in the country. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

πŸ’΅ Lawmakers are proposing a $10,000 salary hike for the governor, state elected officials and the Legislature. Iowa legislators would make $35K and Reynolds would earn $140k annually. (Radio Iowa)

πŸ€ Caitlin Clark says she's excited to be in Indianapolis, which she says is similar to Des Moines and an extension of her Midwest roots. (Fox 59)

πŸ‘€ Des Moines' mayor, city manager and City Council members held meetings in smaller groups, sidestepping Iowa's open meeting laws. (Des Moines Register)

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