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3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday halted a ban on the use of a video-conferencing system that allows doctors to distribute abortion-inducing pills to women in rural areas of the state. The stay means Planned Parenthood of the Heartland can continue using the system until the high court makes a final ruling on whether the Iowa Board of Medicine had the authority to adopt the ban last year.
4 hrs ago | KCRG
More Iowa schools and school districts are falling short on test participation and math and reading proficiency targets under the No Child Left Behind law, according to the 2014 State Report Card released on Tuesday by the Iowa Department of Education. Progress is being made on several fronts, though, but the model fails to recognize growth, some say.
8 hrs ago | KCRG
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will give the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, the state party organization announced Tuesday. The two-term senator will speak at the dinner on Oct. 25 at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines.
10 hrs ago | WHO-AM Des Moines
With just over 3 million residents, the latest figures from the Iowa Department of Health reveals almost two-thirds of all Iowans gambled in the past 12 months. The majority of those doing so for recreation and without the symptoms associated with problem gambling.
14 hrs ago | WHO-TV Des Moines
Joni Ernst takes running for Senate literally. Try keeping up with her as she races through a rainy parade.
17 hrs ago | ABC News
In a cramped church basement a few miles from downtown, a crowd of more than 400 sweltered through a 90-minute discussion Sunday night with Sen. Bernie Sanders , the self-described "democratic socialist" independent senator from Vermont who's considering a run for president as a Democrat. They followed a handwritten sign - "BERNIE SANDERS, DOWNSTAIRS" - to an overflow gathering near a folded-up Ping Pong table that was emotional, loud, passionate, sweaty, and angry.
One man makes coffins that are less about death and more about the life that was lived by the person inside. "Whenever I take a piece out, everyone sees it as a coffin, you know? Then they start to think about death," Anang said, Ghana's leading fantasy coffin artist The coffins are sculpted and painted by Anang and his apprentices, and they were featured last year on "CBS Sunday Morning."
A donated house in eastern Iowa provided the backdrop for a fire training exercise involving more than a dozen area firefighters, according to authorities overseeing the event. Multiple departments gathered Sunday in Dubuque to receive hands-on training, the Telegraph-Herald reported.
Iowa Department of Public Health figures show the state's birth rate for 2013 is up less than 1 percent over 2012, The Des Moines Register reported . The 2013 numbers are still nearly 5 percent lower than the birth rate in 2007, before the economy slumped.
During her weekend visit to Iowa, the first visit since her devastating third-place showing in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton confirmed she was thinking about another run for the presidency. "Well, it is true, I am thinking about it.
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're... Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
Hillary Clinton, who has a huge lead in many early presidential polls, returned to Iowa on Sunday. The woman who says she has not yet decided on a 2016 presidential run appeared along with former President Bill Clinton in a state she has not visited since she lost the 2008 Iowa caucuses to Barack Obama.
A driver died at an Iowa race course after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids Saturday night, and police are investigating. Cedar Rapids Police spokesman Greg Buelow told KCRG the fatal crash happened during a "Race 'Em or Wreck 'Em" event where school buses were being raced against RVs.
Senator Bernie Sanders continues to float the idea of a presidential run. Speaking on the NBC program "Meet the Press," he said if he goes forward he must decide whether to run as an independent or fight it out for the Democratic nomination.
A donated rescue tool helped firefighters save the life of an Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin south of Newton last week. The Des Moines Register reports the roughly $3,000 grain bin rescue tube that the Kellogg Township Fire Department owns helped keep Tuesday's accident from becoming fatal.
With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings.
All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:39 pm
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