IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's business development agency is looking for ways to turn around the state's last-in-the-nation ranking for women-owned businesses. The Iowa Economic Development Authority is finalizing a 2-year contract with Ascent. Ascent will gather data and develop strategies to create and expand women-owned businesses.
WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) - Two hacking attacks have forced the city of Waukee to shut down its website. City Administrator Tim Moerman says financial information was not taken during the attacks. Moerman says the city is working on a way to restore public access to the website.
JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) - Casino supporters have turned in petitions calling for a public vote on gambling in Greene County. Grow Greene County submitted more than 750 signatures. Only about 460 verified signatures are needed to force supervisors to schedule a vote. Greene County Supervisor Guy Richardson says the county must grow in order to thrive.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa boaters will need to follow new laws designed to protect the state's lakes and rivers from non-native aquatic species. It will be illegal to transport any aquatic plants on water-related equipment starting next month. Boaters also will be required to drain all water from boats and equipment before leaving a body of water.
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