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3 hrs ago | KIMT

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

3 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

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

7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

USA Today

Iowa puts $5 million into autism program

Iowa puts $5 million into autism program DES MOINES, Iowa - Applied Behavior Analysis has shown promise in helping autistic children.


Related Topix: Iowa, Des Moines, IA, Healthcare Law, Law


AIDS Researchers Among Dead In Malaysian Flight, Iowans Call It a "Medical Setback"

Malaysian Airlines flight 17 which was shot down from the skies of Ukraine, killed all 298 passengers on board.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Australia, World News,

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Skanner

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Juvenile Mandatory Minimums are Unconstitutional

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences, making it the first state to interpret federal court directives that broadly.


Related Topix: Iowa, University of Missouri, US News, US Supreme Court

Court rejects lawsuit, but warns of implicit bias

In agreeing with a lower court decision to dismiss the case, the justices said the class of 5,000 black employees and job applicants failed to prove they suffered systemic discrimination because they didn't show that specific hiring practices disadvantaged them.


Related Topix: Iowa, US News, African-American

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington Times

Chris Christie marches to Iowa - and begins a GOP parade to the heartland

With the Bridgegate scandal in his rear view mirror, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been slowly re-establishing his public presence through select appearances and events.


Related Topix: Iowa, Chris Christie, US Governors, Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Christie Iowa Trip Resets 2016 Testing Dogged by Scandal

Gary Kirke was so eager to see Chris Christie run for president in 2012 that he joined six other Iowa businessmen on a private jet ride to New Jersey in May 2011 to try to talk the governor into entering the race.


Related Topix: Iowa, Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul

Washington Times

Inside the Beltway: The 2016 fringe candidates come a-runnin'

The outsiders, the also-rans, the determined individualists - the Federal Election Commission has been besieged by presidential candidate filings from lesser-known Americans in "a massive uptick" compared to the 2012 presidential race.


Related Topix: US News, University of Minnesota, Texas Government, Texas, Chris Christie, US Governors, Iowa

Black Heart Gold Pants

Lawyerin': it's Complicated

LAWYERIN' is an infrequent series in which the Law Offices of Black, Heart, Gold and Pants discusses legal issues related to Iowa athletics.


Related Topix: Iowa, University of Iowa, Sports, University of Iowa NCAA, NCAA Sports


Hatch Sees Numbers That Show Big Challenge Ahead

State Senator Jack Hatch, a Des Moines Democrat, saw numbers this week, both financial and support, that underscore his uphill battle to beat Iowa's longest serving governor, Terry Branstad.


Related Topix: Iowa, US Governors, Terry Branstad

WHO-AM Des Moines

Iowa Senate Race Dead Heat

The NBC-Marist Poll indicates Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley and Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst are tied at 43% with 14% of those surveyed still undecided in the race.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa


Chris Christie Is Still A Presidential Candidate?

Hold up we were pretty sure that left-leaning, Obama-loving, buffet-inhaling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was no longer being seriously considered as a 2016 presidential candidate.


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

Tama News-Herald

IJH Avenue of flags to be returned to their donors

U.S. flags donated as memorials for the Avenue of Flags at the Iowa Juvenile Home will be returned to those who originally donated them.


Related Topix: Iowa