OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A report on a June survey underscores previous survey signs that slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A number of new Iowa laws take effect Wednesday, though the governor has not yet acted on some key parts of the state budget.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Funding has been pulled for adult day care for veterans in Omaha and western Iowa due to a $2.5 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care budget.

MALVERN, Iowa (AP) — A southwestern Iowa landfill has stopped accepting dead birds and related waste from the recent bird flu outbreak.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding tax credits for the federal Affordable Care Act more than 38,000 Iowans will be able to continue insurance coverage with government support.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy has improved slightly in rural parts of Iowa, Nebraska and eight other Midwestern states, but a new survey suggests little growth ahead.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has approved an economic development budget as lawmakers push toward adjournment.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A health and human services budget approved by the Iowa Legislature would keep open one of two mental health facilities slated for closure and would seek to find a private provider to run the other.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has approved an education budget that includes some additional money for state universities, as lawmakers push to adjourn the session this week.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is expanding their operations in Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thirty individual health insurance plans in Iowa are proposing double-digit increases for next year, citing higher medical and prescription drug costs and greater use of services.

Fewer Nebraska, Iowa adolescents smoking cigarettes

Jun 2, 2015

A new report says fewer adolescents are smoking cigarettes.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Under a compromise budget deal in the Legislature, the state will spend about $7.3 billion for the coming fiscal year, with some additional dollars coming to schools.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A report on a May survey says slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have reported another probable case of bird flu in the state.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While the timetable for adjournment in the Iowa Legislature remains up in the air, lawmakers in many other states have more clear schedules to follow.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials say there are two probable cases of bird flu in Adair and Webster counties in Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders are back in the Iowa Capitol trying to resolve their budget differences so they can adjourn for the year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As budget talks drag on in the state Capitol, educators are growing increasingly frustrated.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would legalize more fireworks sales in Iowa has won approval in the Republican-controlled state House, but its future is less clear in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Minnesota-based health care insurer says it will offer individual policies on and off the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in Iowa and Nebraska starting later this year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Budget haggling continues in the Iowa Legislature, as lawmakers seek a compromise financial deal for the next fiscal year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad is supporting a proposal to switch two state mental health facilities to private care next year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are trying to move toward a compromise deal on education funding that could help them resolve the budget for the next fiscal year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has passed budget bills that would fund several services including the state's judicial branch and natural resources department.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislation that would make it harder for two energy projects to win eminent domain rights has passed another legislative hurdle in the Iowa Senate.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials say the number of new HIV diagnoses fell dramatically last year, but it's too soon to tell if the drop represents a sustained trend.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At the center of the unresolved Iowa budget is a simple disagreement on how to count the money.