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16 min ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Ron Paul

16 min ago | National Public Radio

Iowa Senate Race Suddenly More Competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Ron Paul

16 min ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Iowa's Own Pianist Jim McDonough and His Orchestra to Appear in 2014 Spring Tour on 4/26

Spring is in the air, as are the sounds of a nationally-acclaimed Iowa pianist in concert halls across the state.

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Related Topix: The Orchestra, Big-Band, Coralville, IA, Elkader, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Dubuque, IA

1 hr ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Iowa board boss cites pressure from administration

The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board says aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Terry Branstad

5 hrs ago | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Iowa insurance agency probed for overbilling

The Iowa Insurance Division is investigating an insurance agency that's accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

9 hrs ago | Tama News-Herald

Iowa Juvenile Home bill fails; Fisher, Smith trade barbs

Reopening of the Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School in Toledo ended up not being part of an Iowa House Human Services appropriations bill sent to the Senate last week.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Toledo, IA, US News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Decorah Journal

2014 All Iowa Reads author Thomas Maltman, with - Little Wolves,' at...

Following the intertwining stories of a young pastor's wife and a father searching for answers, Maltman teases apart the traditions, assumptions,and stories that make up small-town life.

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Related Topix: Iowa Center, IA, Libraries, Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Washington Times

Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting

Iowa elections officials will continue to bar convicted felons from voting despite a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them lost their voting rights, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Terry Branstad, US Governors

KIMT

Illegal African drug seized in north Iowa

If you've never heard of Khat, you're not alone. It's not commonly heard of in the United States but the effects of the drug are similar to that of methamphetamines.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KTVN Reno

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Bellingham Herald

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Iowa Governor Releases 2013 Tax Return

Gov. Terry Branstad is releasing his tax returns, something he's done every year he's served as governor to promote transparency.

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Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Iowa Government, Personal Finance, Retirement

Breitbart.com

Sarah Palin to Headline SHE-PAC Iowa Rally for Joni Ernst

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a SHE-PAC rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27th for conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who has taken a two-point lead over a liberal Republican businessman who had been leading before Palin endorsed Ernst.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Reports show heroin use in Iowa is on the rise

According to the 2014 Iowa Drug Control Strategy report, the number of Iowans to die from heroin overdose leaped 700 percent from 2003 to 2012.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

The Fresno Bee

Rekha Basu: Reasoned response to fundamentalism gains strength in Iowa

A young girl stood up at the microphone in front of a theater packed with adults and asked the speaker how she could ensure she receives an adequate science education.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Tama News-Herald

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging Honors Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month! At Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, volunteers play a vital role in helping to live out our mission of empowering older individuals and those with disabilities to remain independent and in their homes for as long as they desire.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Huckabee tops 2016 presidential poll in Iowa

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the top choice at the moment for potential Iowa Republican caucus voters, according to a new Loras College poll.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul

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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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

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

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