During a tour of a workforce training program in Waukee, presidential adviser Ivanka Trump said the administration remains committed to infrastructure improvements, including workforce development and wider rural access to broadband service. Those are three top priorities of many Iowa business groups and politicians. Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, said she wanted to visit […]

1 Million Cups organizer Ben McDougal interviews Gov. Kim Reynolds during her first appearance at the weekly Des Moines gathering. Photo by Kate Hayden For the first fifteen to twenty minutes, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stood at the lecturn addressing a room of more than 50 during Wednesday’s 1 Million Cups meeting in the Science […]

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Bitcoin payments for membership dues. Chamber President Kim Casko made the surprise announcement on Tuesday morning at Iowa City’s TechBrew meeting, a monthly event hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa. The chamber accepted its first Bitcoin payment on Friday, Casko said. “Cryptocurrency is becoming […]

What do you get when a chemist pokes his head into a physicist’s Iowa laboratory? Something very, very small. Two Central Iowa professors and a college-based venture capital incubator are behind the nanotechnology introduced in ExpresSeed, a new, portable genetic detection system. Developed by Aaron Santos and Derek Lyons at Simpson College, the hand-held system is only slightly […]