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5 hrs ago | Washington Times

In politics, all states are 'border' states

Iowa is more than 1,200 miles from the U.S.-Mexico line, but for political purposes this year, it has become something of a border state.


Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Jan Brewer

12 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Workforce team to help Cherokee Tyson workers

Gov. Terry Branstad says a team of state workers from Iowa Workforce Development will head to Cherokee to help hundreds of workers losing their jobs when the Tyson Foods chicken processing plant closes in September.


Related Topix: US Governors, Terry Branstad, Iowa

23 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Iowa Leaders Call For EPA Action To Restore A Robust RFS

IOWA LEADERS CALL FOR EPA ACTION TO RESTORE A ROBUST RFS Jul. 28, 2014 Source: Office of Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad news release Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt.


Related Topix: Iowa, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Agriculture, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Branstad

So the meme goes "Terri Branstad will win the Iowa Governorship because Jack Hatch is a big city liberal".


Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Liberal Political News

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law

State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oil derived from marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Iowa

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Messenger

GOP leaders show support for Kraayenbrink

State Senate hopeful Tim Kraayenbrink was joined by some of Iowa's Republican leaders Saturday night in Webster County as he rallied support for his campaign, which emphasizes fewer regulations and better schools.


Related Topix: Iowa, Webster County, IA, Fort Dodge, IA, Humboldt, IA, Shell Rock, IA


Accepting Food Stamps to Cost Some Iowa Retailers

The Iowa Department of Human Services is warning that some Iowa businesses will have to pay for equipment and supplies, or pay transaction fees, to accept food stamp payments.


Related Topix: Iowa

The Washington Post

Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters in his office inside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., in this April 7, 2014 file photo.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Johnson County, IA, North Liberty, IA

ABC News

Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa Amid 2016 Talk

The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive - if yet undeclared - favorite.


Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Hillary Clinton, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Little Green Footballs

Another Fake Outrage From Jim Hoft: Feds Are "Smuggling" 30,000 Immigrant Kids Into States

According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement 30,340 illegal children were secretly released to sponsors across the United States in the first six months of this year.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Iowa

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Tama News-Herald

Sodders to co-chair bipartisan review of medical cannabis oil legislation

State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center will co-chair a bipartisan legislative review of the effectiveness of a new Iowa legalizing the use of medical cannabis oil.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Iowa, State Center, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free Republic

Feeling Bullish about Iowa Republicans in 2014

Every election cycle tells a story, but the storyline for the 2014 general election is still being written.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Iowa, Dave, Comedy Movies, Terry Branstad, US Governors


139 immigrant children make their way to Iowa

KIMT News 3 - The number of undocumented children in the country continues to grow, but the recently released figures in Iowa are shocking even area politicians.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa, George Bush


House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Illinois, Illinois Government, Iowa

Utility Products

Solar power becomes issue in Iowa gov. race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch criticized Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday for giving up a $1 million solar energy grant, saying the governor is letting powerful utility companies write his energy policy.


Related Topix: Iowa, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Department of Energy

The Fairfield Ledger

Iowa names first - Great Places' since 2010

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has approved an Iowa Great Places Citizen Advisory Board recommendation to award $613,500 for projects in three new Iowa Great Places - Clear Lake's Surf District, Madison County and Marshalltown - and the Danish Villages.


Related Topix: Iowa, Marshalltown, IA, Madison County, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Fairfield, IA

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Floyd County is a oeSolar Readya

Tuesday morning, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with the Iowa Economic Development Authority which includes a $20,000 Solar Ready Iowa grant.


Related Topix: Iowa

Mon Jul 21, 2014


IA Gov Race: Solar Grant Sparks Debate

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch says Gov. Terry Branstad's decision to return a $1 million solar energy grant shows that utility companies are calling the shots in his administration.


Related Topix: Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Department of Energy


AIDS 2014 advocates call for repeal of 19a

Advocates have called for the repeal of the Victorian Crime Act 19a. Speaking at a press conference at AIDS 2014 on the barrier criminalisation of HIV transmission provides in the quest to end HIV, activists urged for the termination of HIV criminal statutes.


Related Topix: Prison, Iowa

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Times Herald

Iowa puts $5 million into autism program

All the 8-year-old knew was that a woman had turned her face away when he started chattering at her about a toy train set.


Related Topix: Iowa, Healthcare Law, Law