Pella http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-obamacare-fix-and-cholesterol-guidelines <p>While support to reduce prison sentences has been growing, Iowa State University sociologist <a href="http://www.soc.iastate.edu/staff/delisi.html">Matt DeLisi</a> <a href="http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/11/12/delisioffenderreduction">recently testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee</a> that for certain offenders this would be a mistake.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:32:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32197 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines Regional Airport Project Experiences Turbulence http://iowapublicradio.org/post/regional-airport-project-experiences-turbulence <p></p><p>Plans to build a new regional airport are underway in south central Iowa’s Mahaska County. Two existing airports – in Oskaloosa and Pella would close – and a new consolidated one would provide services to large companies in the area. Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports on the fight over whether or not a new regional airport will help the area economy.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:14:00 +0000 Clay Masters 32153 at http://iowapublicradio.org Regional Airport Project Experiences Turbulence Summer Series: Manufacturing Communities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-series-manufacturing-communities <p>Iowa ranks in the top 10 states most dependent on manufacturing, and the more than six-thousand manufacturing firms located in the state represent almost 11-percent of all employment.&nbsp; We continue our summer series on Iowa towns with a look at how manufacturing has shaped the history, economy and education of Iowa communities.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:59:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer 4823 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Series: Manufacturing Communities