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12 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
Copyright 2014, Des Moines Register & Tribune Company With the job approval rating for Gov. Terry Branstad rising and state Sen. Jack Hatch showing no momentum among Iowa voters, the 2014 governor race remains the incumbent's to lose.
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16 hrs ago | KHQA-TV Quincy
Cracking down on bullying in Iowa schools has been a priority this year for Gov. Terry Branstad, but lawmakers have criticized two competing bills and are seeking changes to the proposals.
20 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
An electrician was found dead at the Penford Products plant in Cedar Rapids on Thursday morning, apparently the victim of accidental electrocution.
The legalization of medical marijuana appears to be gaining traction at the Iowa Statehouse, although it's still unlikely a bill can win approval this session, legislative leaders said Thursday.
The bill recently approved by the Senate Committee includes new requirements like increased licensing fees, more outdoor access and larger kennel sizes.
There's been a data breach at the Iowa Department of Human Services which affects more than 2,000 Polk County residents.
On the list of the "20 sleaziest ways to make a living," lawyers rank 16th - between oil company executives and soap opera stars.
Inappropriate practices by two state workers led to a security breach involving personal information about 2,042 people in Polk County, officials said today.
Medicinal marijuana hasn't gained much traction this legislative session but Iowa lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they're optimistic something could come of all this discussion in the future.
The Johnston school district will be one of 39 Iowa districts to establish a new teacher leadership program after being awarded a $1.98 million state grant this week.
Copyright 2014, Des Moines Register and Tribune Co. Almost five years after Iowa legalized same-sex marriage, becoming just the third state to do so, 36 percent of Iowans say the breakthrough doesn't matter to them, a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows.
The five Democratic candidates vying for the U.S. Congressional seat will debate Friday, March 7th on KWWL's Today in Iowa.
Top leaders in the Senate and House said Thursday they have told both sides in an ongoing dispute over ending dog racing in Iowa to resolve their differences yet this session.
Iowa should not issue any new gambling licenses and should instead reinvest in the state's existing casinos, a market consultant said Thursday.
Disappointed with the annual conservative gathering of national activists known as CPAC, U.S. Rep. Steve King is going to a different event.
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, has been a leader in efforts to combat climate change at the national level.
Eric Wright, a conservation officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the creature seen recently in Cedar County could be the same one seen around Linn County in December.