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3 hrs ago | KCRG

Iowa Legislature Approves Bill Defining Coaches as School Employees

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Legislature approved a last-minute law to redefine coaches as school employees after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared a high school coach who had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, US Governors, Education Etc., Cedar Rapids, IA

10 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register

Turning kindness into wellness

A 16-year-old Norwalk student who has battled eating disorders and depression, both of which stemmed from bullying, found a way to help others through friendships.

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Related Topix: Norwalk, IA, Education Etc., US Governors

19 hrs ago | KETV-TV

South Dakota rejects Iowa's red-light camera tickets

Run a red light, pay the price -- that's the law in Iowa, but not all states are on board with the traffic violations.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Council Bluffs, IA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Iowa Workforce Development

Workers Memorial Day Honors Iowans Who Lost Their Lives in the Workplace

Iowans will gather to pay tribute and to reflect upon Iowa workers who lost their lives while working during the annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, April 25th at 11:00 am.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Governors

Greenwich Citizen

Senate panel passes whistleblower bill

The Senate Government Oversight Committee passed a bill Wednesday that guarantees state workers expanded whistleblower protections and addresses other issues including secret settlement agreements, and hiring and firing practices.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Marketing, US Governors

NewsFactor

Officials Announce Plan for Microsoft Data Center

Tech giant Microsoft is building a new data center space in Iowa; this is Microsoft's second data center in West Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Iowa, West Des Moines, IA, US Governors

The Fairfield Ledger

Iowa lawmakers continue session without per diems

Iowa lawmakers have work to complete before adjournment, but they'll have to finish up without daily payments for their expenses.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Governors

KCRG

Oversight Bill Proposes New State Hiring, Firing Practices

A bill that would make sweeping changes in some state government practices has been backed by a legislative panel.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

Senator: 'Gov! Quit Playing The Victim!'

A state senator is calling on the Governor to "quit playing the victim" during the investigation into controversies surrounding his administration.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, US Governors

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Panel clears tax rebate for Knoxville Raceway

The plan received the approval of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday and is now eligible for floor debate.

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KCRG

Senate OKs Plan to Reopen Iowa Juvenile Home

The Iowa Senate has renewed its effort to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home, with a budget amendment designed to re-establish and improve programming at the Toledo facility.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, US Governors

WHO-AM Des Moines

Gov 'Hopeful' About Anti-Bullying Bill

But, Terry Branstad says he's "crossing his fingers" that his Antibullying Bill will emerge before lawmakers head home for the year.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

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Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman says she is conducting an audit of confidential secret settlements that have enveloped Gov. Terry Branstad's administration in controversy for more than a month.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

CNet News

Microsoft Reportedly Kicks Off $1.1B Cloud Data Center in Iowa

Microsoft is identified as the company behind a massive data center project in Iowa, which is becoming a cloud computing hotbed.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Iowa, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, West Des Moines, IA, US Governors

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Central Iowa branded as "Cultivation Corridor"

State and local economic development officials in central Iowa have come up with a brand name and logo for the region in an effort to create an identity similar to that of Silicon Valley in California.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Iowa State University

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa legislative session won't end on time

The 2014 Iowa legislative session is supposed to end Tuesday, but lawmakers now say that won't be happening.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Governors, US News, University of Northern Iowa

Hawk Eye

Legislative leaders push for adjournment

Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Gov. Terry Branstad outlined at the beginning of the year still hav ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Social Software, Burlington, IA

The Times-Delphic

Use of medical marijuana a hot topic among students

Marijuana legalization is a hot-button issue at all levels, both for recreational and medical use.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government, Iowa, Iowa Government, US Governors

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Iowa Gov. Branstad Caught in Firing Scandal

It turns out Team Branstad was paying former employees hush money to stay silent about why they were terminated.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Iowa

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center in West Des Moines [Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WEST DES MOINES - Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.

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