Nearly two years into COVID, worker safety is still a concern at meatpacking plants

DES MOINES — In late October, Debbie Berkowitz, a worker safety and health expert and former senior policy advisor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, shared shocking statistics with the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on workers at meatpacking plants. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2021/12/se-plants-politics-mixweb.mp3 Listen to this story […]

I-74 bridge over Mississippi replaces one dating to 1935

SPRINGFIELD — Officials from Illinois, Iowa, and the federal government are celebrating the completion of a new bridge carrying Interstate 74 over the Mississippi River. State and local politicians and Federal Highway Administration staff members gathered on the structure recently to publicize its opening to traffic sometime this month. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the […]