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Newscast 07.20.23: Research shows states with restrictive abortion laws attract fewer medical residents; Iowa unemployment rates stays at 2.7%

Iowa Workforce Development

States that ban or severely restrict abortion are less likely to attract medical school graduates for hospital residency slots according to some recent data.

Data from the Association of American Medical Colleges Research and Action Institute found a slight decrease in applications across all residency slots in states that restrict abortion.

However, that drop was much more drastic for med school graduates looking to be OB/GYNs.

Iowa has one of the lowest rates of OB/GYNs per capita in the country.

A new Iowa law that bans abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy was temporarily blocked this week by a district judge while it faces legal challenges.

Iowa’s unemployment rate held steady in June at 2.7%. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson Jesse Dougherty says that’s encouraging news. It was the second straight month that the unemployment rate was unchanged.

Doughtery says the main areas of those gain were in the arts, entertainment and recreation, as well as education, healthcare and social assistance.

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution regarding energy growth and policy in the county.

The resolution outlines what the county supports in regard to energy development in the county and the property rights of the residents.

The resolution supports coal and natural gas, cost-effective energy, the safety of citizens, free-market capitalism, land stewardship. It rejects eminent domain, rejects subsidized energy and more.
Some community members were against the resolution supporting coal, due to environmental concerns.
Remsen is one of 23 communities in Iowa being awarded funds for wastewater treatment projects.

Governor Reynolds mad the announcement today. The communities were awarded a total of nine million dollars in grants to advance water quality projects. Remsen was awarded 500 thousand dollars for a drinking water treatment project.
Disadvantaged communities were prioritized improving water quality were favored for these grants.

Iowa State University is being named Entrepreneurial University of the Year for the Americas. Iowa State ranks 4th in the Midwest and 11th nationally in the Princeton Review’s annual survey of undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies.

The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities presented the award in Barcelona, Spain this week.

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