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1 hr 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

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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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

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

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