From the Iowa Independent:

    Sources inside The Des Moines Register have confirmed, and the local business journal has reported, that farm editor Jerry Perkins and features writer Ken Fuson have asked for and received buyouts, becoming the first of what will be 15 jobs to be eliminated today from within the paper’s newsroom.

    Sources have also confirmed that Jane Norman, a member of the paper’s Washington, D.C., bureau for 20 years, has been laid off and will receive a severance package.

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