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2 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Critics: Some Iowa courthouses lack basic security

Iowa courthouses have a variety of security features, with about half banning guns and fewer providing secure areas for judges and staff to work outside courtrooms.

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6 hrs ago | KCRG

Iowa Senate Approves Disabled Veterans Tax Credit

A bill meant to further relieve the financial stress of disabled veterans in the state has won the unanimous support of the Iowa Senate.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government

7 hrs ago | WHO-TV

Eldora Escape: One Student Still At Large

Two of the three Eldora State Training School students who escaped last week have been caught but one is still on the loose.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government

12 hrs ago | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Former Iowa woman suffers 'face blindness'

Tara Fall says she can see just fine following a stroke she suffered some years earlier.

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16 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Two Iowa Gas Stations Awarded $125,000 To Upgrade Their Biofuel Offerings

TWO IOWA GAS STATIONS AWARDED $125,000 TO UPGRADE THEIR BIOFUEL OFFERINGS Apr. 15, 2014 Source: Iowa Governor's Office news release Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Biofuel, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, Inwood, IA, Mount Ayr, IA

20 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Mediacom unveils 305-Meg internet to Cedar Rapids

On Tuesday, Mediacom unveiled it's 305 megabits per second broadband service to eastern Iowa, the company's fastest-ever internet speed.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Officials say Alta, Iowa man accidentally starts his home on fire

They say a person was burning debris on their property when it spread to a nearby house around 5pm on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Alta, IA, Calhoun County, IA, Rockwell City, IA, Lakeside, IA, Storm Lake, IA

Washington Times

Officials: Iowa law may void some absentee ballots

Lawmakers have been unable to change a state law on postmarked absentee ballots that may accidentally void some valid ballots.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government

Sunherald.com

Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense

In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Chet Culver

Greenwich Citizen

Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense

In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Des Moines, IA, Chet Culver

The Modesto Bee

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

On four different occasions in recent years, we've published editorials calling for the legalization of medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Iowa Government, Council Bluffs, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Opinion

Agri Marketing

Iowa Ag Secretary Provides Update On State's Water Quality Initiative

IOWA AG SECRETARY PROVIDES UPDATE ON STATE'S WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE Apr. 14, 2014 Source: Iowa Department of Agriculture news release Many Iowa farm fields are turning green earlier than normal this spring as a rapidly growing number of farmers are using cover crops to help better protect the soil and water they depend on to make their living.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, Terry Branstad

National Public Radio

2016 Campaign Checklist: Paul

Nondenial denial: Says he will decide after the 2014 elections whether to run. "We're definitely talking about it, my family is talking about it.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, US Governors, Hillary Clinton

Examiner.com

Bob Pace schedules benefit, The Space for Ames closes, and more music news

A lot has happened in the past week in Central Iowa. Here are some music notes that you may have missed.

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Related Topix: Blues, Walter Trout, Kidney Cancer, Health

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Examiner

Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs

At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, US Governors, Terry Branstad

KIMT

a oeAll Iowa Readsa program promotes a conversation among Iowans

Every year those libraries participating in "All Iowa Reads" promote the book of the year and this year, the chosen book is "Little Wolves" by Thomas Maltman.

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Related Topix: Libraries

KCRG

Tornado Touches Down Near Lone Tree

At least one tornado touched down as a severe storm moved through Eastern Iowa Sunday evening.

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Related Topix: Weather

The Messenger

Iowa ranks near top in new Ag Census

American agriculture is an enormous, diverse part of the U.S. economy. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts a Census of Agriculture to develop a detailed compilation of facts and figures regarding the nation's farms and ranches.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack

KCRG

Variety of Eastern Iowa Holds Bike Giveaway in Iowa City

If it's smiles you want, look no further than a Variety bike giveaway. Variety of Eastern Iowa hosted one Saturday morning in Iowa City, in the lower level of the Chauncey-Swan parking ramp.

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Tama News-Herald

Gold Wing Road Riders aid Ronald McDonald Houses

Elaine Linser, owner of H & R Block Office in Toledo with Mark Tilton and Roberta McAfee former Iowa District Gold Wing Road Rider chapter directors, Iowa Chapter A. Clara Boldt, Assistant District Director and Assistant Chapter I Director, Diane and Lonnie Borseth, Iowa District Directors from Iowa City and Tom and Sue Wright, Assistant Iowa ... (more)

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