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  • Grassley recommends 2 to fill openings on federal bench

    DES MOINES — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says he’s recommending a U.S. magistrate and a state district court judge to fill two openings on the federal be ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Protesters call for officer’s resignation in fatal shooting

    BURLINGTON — A group of protesters are calling for the resignation of a Burlington police officer who fatally shot a woman when firing at a growling f ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Businesses welcome reduced chance of floods

    DUBUQUE — Local businesses in Dubuque that rely on the Mississippi River are pleased that there appears to be a reduced chance of flooding this year.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Iowa academics worried about Historical Society’s future

    IOWA CITY (AP) — History department leaders from 11 Iowa colleges and universities are raising concerns about cuts to the State Historical Society of ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

    DES MOINES — A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities sa ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Iowa educators frustrated with school funding deadlock

    DES MOINES — When Paul Gausman submitted a budget proposal recently for the Sioux City school district he helps oversee as superintendent, he had his ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Audit of tiny Iowa town finds improper pay to city employees

    DES MOINES (AP) — A state auditor’s investigation of a tiny western Iowa town has revealed more than $30,000 in improper pay to city employees and mor ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Bond election not likely to happen in September

    Last year, discussion of the Newton Community School District’s annual budget went on for more than an hour at a regular meeting.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Western drought, slow rainfall in March might not affect planting cycle

    Tune in to any national media outlet this week, and you won’t likely have too much trouble finding panicky news about drought in California. While the ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • IDOT to discuss improvements to I-80 bridge

    Newton and Jasper County residents are invited to attend a meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the Interstate 80 bridge the runs over the Nort ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Mayor Hansen joins nationwide effort to recognize impact of national service

    Mayor Mike Hansen joined more than 2,630 mayors and county leaders across the country for the third annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Serv ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Jasper County Republicans to host annual fundraiser

    The Jasper County Republican Party will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday.The Second Annual E.K ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Iowa crop conditions good, secretary Northey says

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultur ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Iowa State University to host Iowa Swine Day June 25

    Iowa State University will host Iowa Swine Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 25 at the Scheman Building in Ames. Registration and refreshments will be ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Grants available to help promote specialty crops

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey reminded Iowans Friday the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting ap ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:18 am
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