IA News Headlines: Wed., Feb. 22nd 2012


February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Iowa is one of eight states that will receive federal loans under the Obama administration’s health insurance law. The money will go toward new nonprofit cooperative health insurers that will be run by their customers and designed to offer coverage to individuals and small businesses. Starting in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans will buy private coverage in new state markets.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who got E. coli after eating tainted sprouts is suing sandwich chain Jimmy John’s. Heather Tuttle is the first from the most recent outbreak to accuse the chain of serving unsafe food. She is seeking damages for pain and suffering. Tuttle is one of 12 people whose recent illnesses have been linked to raw sprouts from Jimmy John’s.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — The Archer Daniels Midland Co. is cutting more jobs at the idled Clinton polymer plant as part of a company-wide restructuring. The Illinois-based company says 15 employees accepted ADM’s voluntary early retirement and 15 other positions were eliminated.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The small Iowa city of Coralville is an example of how neighboring cities are competing for jobs and development as the economy strengthens. Coralville lured department store Von Maur from Iowa City with incentives including a larger building and property tax discounts. The store is scheduled to move just five miles away from its current location sometime in 2013.