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Message Monday - Hug your kids at home, buckle them in the car

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s nothing quite like a hug. When you hug someone it releases oxytocin, also known as 'the cuddle hormone.' That's what makes you feel warm inside. Psychologists also say that oxytocin promotes feelings of devotion, trust, and bonding. This allows us to connect to other people. But the time for a hug is not when you are traveling in a car. For the safety of everyone in the vehicle, the safest place for each passenger to be is in their...

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Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting Oct. 10 in Fort Madison

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 19, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 6169 Reve Court, U.S. 61 and Iowa 2, in Fort Madison Tuesday, Oct. 10, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals. Items that may be discussed at the meeting include the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway, aviation, rail, river, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit issues. A brief...

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