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  • Smartphone driver’s licenses planned to launch in 2018

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa residents should be able to start downloading their driver’s licenses onto their smartphones by late next year, according to st ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Des Moines fund pays tips for help solving homicide cases

    DES MOINES — Des Moines police have announced a nearly $50,000 fund to pay for tips that help solve open homicide cases.
    May 23, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Senate votes to confirm Branstad as ambassador to China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to China, sending Terry Branstad from th ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad’s upcoming departure to Beijing marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several d ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Las Vegas Optic names Brooks as its new leader

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The Las Vegas Optic has named the editor of an Iowa newspaper as its next newsroom leader.
    May 23, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Judge sets media rules for trial of former ‘Bachelor’ star

    IOWA CITY — A judge who’s already authorized a contempt of court action against one reporter is setting strict rules for journalists covering the tria ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Legendary rock band ZZ Top to appear at Des Moines Civic Center

    DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that legendary rock band ZZ TOP will appear at the Des Moines Civic Center for one nigh ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Honoring hard-working Iowans at the fair

    Each year the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation partners with Cookies Food Products to honor ten Iowans across the state who demonstrate an hones ...
    May 23, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Unemployment rate remains at 3.1 percent in Iowa

    DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.1 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one year ago. The ...
    May 23, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Johnson named Skiff DAISY Award winner

    Carla Johnson, obstetrics nurse at Skiff Medical Center, was recognized for her expertise and support skills during the organization’s DAISY award cer ...
    May 23, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Hundreds celebrate NHS graduation ceremony

    Sunday marked an important milestone for Newton High School’s class of 2017. Diplomas were handed out at the school’s 142nd annual commencement, and n ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Cyclists Pedal the Prairie despite wet, windy conditions

    PRAIRIE CITY — Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge’s second annual Pedal the Prairie happened to fall on a dreary, wet and chilly day this year. Some ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Prairie City pigs out for EMS

    PRAIRIE CITY — The aroma of smoked meat filled Prairie City’s downtown Garden Square Saturday afternoon, when the Prairie City EMS hosted its Pig Out ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • Rock-and-roll to fishing: Quarry Springs Park will offer family fun for month of June

    COLFAX — With the warm sun and hot temperatures returning to Jasper County, it is a perfect time of year to stop by Quarry Springs Park and enjoy the ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • Seat belt enforcement picks up for Memorial Day

    From Monday through June 4 state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation, as well as Iowa, will be stepping up seat belt enforcement.
    May 22, 2017 - 11:46 am