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2 hrs ago | Osky News

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for four counties,...

Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Benton, Butler, Mahaska and Tama counties.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Terry Branstad, Weather, Iowa

6 hrs ago | The Messenger

DCA seeks input on arts, history, music needs

Cultural amenities like concerts, museums, public art and history are a big factor in a community's quality of life, according to organizers of a "community conversation" coming to Fort Dodge on Monday.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Iowa, Webster County, IA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

USA Today

Iowans feel mixed about food labels, survey finds

Iowans care about where their food is grown, whether it's organic, made with high-fructose syrup or without GMOs, a new survey from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation shows.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Life, Medicine, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Flags, plaques that adorned Iowa Juvenile Home to be returned

Approximately 90 plaques and American flags on display at the Iowa Juvenile Home will be returned to donors, according to the Iowa Department of Human Services.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Medicaid director resigns to take U. of Iowa job

The state Department of Human Services says Jennifer Vermeer's resignation will be effective Aug. 21. She is leaving to become the new assistant vice president of medical affairs with University of Iowa Health Care.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Iowa State University

New Research Progress Reports for ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center Available

Six-month progress reports now are available online for research projects funded through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Iowa State University, Terry Branstad, US Governors, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Washington Times

Riverside couple hopeful law will help daughter

She's endured 150-plus doctor visits and eight hospitalizations. Her nights are sleepless, often getting just a couple hours of rest.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Marijuana, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Tama News-Herald

Many education meetings reported for former Iowa Juvenile Home / Girls Training School students

"Nearly 200 meetings" have been held to form a plan for providing compensatory education to former Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School for Girls in Toledo The Waterloo Courier reported on Wednesday, June 25. The actual number of meetings was indeed close to that.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Governors, Terry Branstad

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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The Iowa Department of Human Services is offering incentive programs for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members with healthy behaviors.

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KICD-AM Spencer

Iowa Individual Assistance Grants

Grants of up to $5,000 for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing in relation to to storms that occurred starting June 13th are available for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

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NJ.com

Chris Christie's Iowa trip includes three fundraisers, report says

Gov. Chris Christie will attend three fundraisers during his visit to Iowa on July 17. TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie's upcoming visit to a state eyed by aspiring presidential hopefuls will include three separate fundraisers, according to a report.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, Iowa, Terry Branstad

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Tama News-Herald

Palmer: No plans in place for Iowa Juvenile Home

"No plans" are in place for the 27-acre Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School for Girls campus in Toledo which was ordered closed on Jan. 15 by Gov. Terry Branstad and Department of Human Services Director Charles Palmer, it was learned last Wednesday, June 25. Palmer was here and spent about one-half hour meeting with Mayor Dave Svoboda, 2nd ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa, Toledo, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Tama County, IA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

KIMT

Terry Branstad

Gov. Terry Branstad says the fact that his campaign bought the rights to the website hatchvernon.com and parodies his opponent Democratic Sen. Jack Hatch and his running mate Monica Vernon is just politics.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Terry Branstad, Iowa

KIMT

New Iowa and Minnesota laws are in effect

KIMT News 3 - July 1st marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for Iowa and Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Iowa, Minnesota Government, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Daily Policy Digest

McCarthy Rejects Gas Tax Hike

Newly elected House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy opposes the effort, spearheaded by Sens. Bob Corker and Chris Murphy , to boost federal gas taxes by 12 cents over the next two years, reports the Fiscal Times.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Iowa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker

Sun Jun 29, 2014

KCRG

New Iowa Laws Going into Effect on Tuesday

Dozens of new laws aimed at Iowa corn growers, gift card recipients, electronic cigarette retailers and others will go into effect on Tuesday.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Messenger

Recruiting veterans

An effort to make Webster County, along with several nearby counties, an attractive place for veterans to live and work is beginning.

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Related Topix: Webster County, IA, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Fort Dodge, IA

US News & World Report

Bipartisan Export-Import Bank Debate Could Heat Up This Summer

The U.S. Export-Import Bank and its chairman Fred Hochberg could be at the center of a political battle this summer.

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Related Topix: Iowa, George Bush

WHO-AM Des Moines

Hatch Launches Iowa Tour Focusing on Jobs

Democratic Candidate for Governor, Jack Hatch, along with running mate, Monica Vernon, plan to kick off a state-wide tour next week in In a press release, Hatch says the economy has created only 55,000 jobs, despite Branstad's claim he would create 200,000 by 2015.

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TheDailyBeast.com

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Looks Stronger For 2016

Democratic hopeful Martin O'Malley may have ways to go to win in states like Iowa and New Hampshire but he demonstrated Tuesday that he still has his home state of Maryland locked down.

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Related Topix: Senator Ben Cardin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Maryland Government, Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

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