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11 hrs ago | The Gazette
More than 240 people seeking election to offices ranging from U.S. senator to state representative filed petitions by 5 p.m. Friday to qualify for the June primary ballot.
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18 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
The Government Accountability Office found that hundreds of colleges and universities contract with financial institutions to offer banking products to students.
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez defended before a Senate panel Wednesday a proposal to boost the federal minimum wage, calling the argument that teenage workers would benefit most a "myth."
The deadline came and went Friday for candidates to jump into Iowa's June primaries, but the final roster of names may leave even political activists scratching their heads.
In the past Des Moines has lamented that it lacks the dynamic presence a major state university brings to state capitals like Madison, Wis., and Lincoln, Neb.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., focuses his attention on increasing Social Security benefits, an issue seemingly popular with voters.
The nation's for-profit colleges accused the Obama administration on Friday of engaging in a "discriminatory, punitive" attack against programs that help many non-traditional students find meaningful employment.
THE HIGHER ED MOMENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR: The Obama administration is moving forward with a bold regulatory proposal that could shutter hundreds of degree programs that fail to place their graduates in well-paying jobs, leaving them bogged down by debt and few marketable skills.
This morning, the Obama administration released its new proposed "gainful employment" rule , aimed at ending taxpayer support for college programs that claim to train people for careers as medical assistants, air conditioner repair technicians, or software coders, but instead consistently leave their former students with shaky job prospects and ... (more)
The Senate Thursday voted 96-2 to reauthorize a $5 billion annual grant program that provides child care for 1.6 million children.
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, seen here in a file photo on Capitol Hill, helped the Senate pass a bipartisan bill on child care Thursday.
If it's true that it helps to have friends in high places, Purdue University is in luck.
The Fair Minimum Wage Act would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over two years and then index the rate to inflation.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg faced tough questions Thursday over the administration's approval of the painkiller Zohydro, seen as highly addictive and easily abused.
The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to spend over one trillion dollars in 2015 - but HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has never once testified before the Senate's Budget Committee on either Obamacare's costs or the president's budget at large.