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18 hrs ago | Advocate
Some observers are accusing Iowa governor Terry Branstad of avoiding questions about a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former state employee who's gay - but the governor denies this, saying he's simply busy. "I am running for governor," Branstad, who is up for reelection in November, told The Des Moines Register Monday.
19 hrs ago | WHO-AM Des Moines
Governor Terry Branstad says the "Center for Human Capital Enrichment" would be an entity housed in the Iowa Department of Workforce Development, in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Branstad says one of the challenges he hears when traveling the state is there are good jobs available, but a lack of potential employees, who have the right skills.
Yesterday | Switched
Two years ago, the Sandy Hook school shooting reminded us that places we assume are safe, like our children's schools, can quickly become centers of trauma. For parents whose children were caught in the school, a lack of emergency preparedness only worsened an already chaotic situation.
Iowa students should be learning how to make informed financial choices as part of their education, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday, as he accepted a series of recommendations from a group charged with reviewing financial literacy teaching in the state. Iowa school districts are expected to teach certain financial lessons to K-12 students.
Iowa Fertilizer held a luncheon last week highlighting peak construction activity at its new greenfield nitrogen fertilizer production plant in Wever, Iowa, two years after the project was officially announced. This new plant will be the first world-scale natural gas-based fertilizer plant built in the United States in nearly 25 years and will help reduce the United States' dependency on imported fertilizers.
Pictured at Hagie Manufacturing's Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Recognition Luncheon on August 13 at the Iowa State Fair is Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; Alan Hagie, President & CEO of Hagie Mfg.; Tim Recker, Iowa Farmer and Past President of the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association and Iowa Corn Growers Association More than 88 Iowa farm families, named Iowa Farm Environmental Leader award recipients, were honored at a special Recognition Luncheon hosted by Hagie Manufacturing in August.
Citing his busy schedule, Gov. Terry Branstad has put off the date for his deposition in a high-profile civil lawsuit until after the November election. Branstad is scheduled to be deposed Nov. 26 in the lawsuit brought by former Workers' Compensation Commissioner Christopher Godfrey, lawyers told The Associated Press.
The U.S. Department of Justice should investigate the death of a Clive man who drowned while under the supervision of a Missouri state trooper, the family of Brandon Ellingson said Tuesday. Craig Ellingson, Brandon's father, said the Justice Department would be the most appropriate agency to do an investigation because it is not connected to the Missouri state patrol.
Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday promised to work with the Board of Regents on its request for $12.9 million to keep the University of Iowa whole as it rolls out new performance - and enrollment-based funding metrics in the 2016 budget year. When asked if Branstad plans to include the supplemental funding request in his 2016 budget, Branstad said he first must win the November election and then wait for December revenue estimates.
Gov. Terry Branstad today ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014, to honor those who perished in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Flags will be flown at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state.
Gov. Mike Pence jumped into the national fray over how to handle militants in Iraq and Syria today, calling for "a strong and clear American response." With elections near, Pence talks foreign policy Gov. Mike Pence jumped into the national fray over how to handle militants in Iraq and Syria today, calling for "a strong and clear American response."
A terminal cancer patient who faced up to 15 years in prison for growing marijuana that he says was used to treat his tumors was instead sentenced to probation by an Iowa judge Tuesday. Benton Mackenzie, 48, faced at least three and as much as 15 years in prison, but District Judge Henry Latham instead chose to grant Mackenzie a three-year probation, Wellner reported .
Gov. Terry Branstad and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, traveled to college campuses Tuesday offering their plan for making higher education affordable and reducing student debt.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:38 pm
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