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  1. Minister: Ex-Iowa Gov. Ray hoped legacy would inspire othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Hawk Eye

    Former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray's legacy as a savior to many Vietnam War refugees and as a political centrist who might have a tough time being elected today was remembered Friday at a funeral in the church where he met his wife. As Iowa residents of all political stripes recall the Republican governor's 14-year bipartisan legacy, many say the qualities that made Ray so respected and effective would largely disqualify him as a politician today, reflecting dramatic changes in state and national politics in the 35 years since he left office.


  2. Burlington Municipal Band to perform in Boone festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | Hawk Eye

    The Burlington Municipal Band will perform in the Iowa Municipal Band Festival in Boone 1 p.m. Saturday in Boone's Herman Park Pavilion. Eight municipal bands from around Iowa were invited for this, the 26th annual event.


  3. Fireworks face more restrictions in 2nd legal year in IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    A year after firework sales returned to Iowa, many cities have implemented new restrictions as the fledgling industry tries to put itself on a more permanent footing. The Iowa Legislature last year cleared the way for consumer fireworks in Iowa for the first time since 1938 in last-minute legislation that left cities and businesses scrambling.


  4. Looming court battle leaves abortion rights uncertainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    An Iowa judge has kept the fetal heartbeat law from taking effect July 1 as both sides agreed to let it move through the judicial system. Leah Vanden Bosch's voice shook as she took a seat in front of the microphone to pose the question that divides a bitter battle on the political left and the right on abortion.


  5. Nate Boulton suspends campaign for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Boulton, a state senator representing a portion of Des Moines and former Louisa County resident, was accused of sexual misconduct by three women. State Sen. Nate Boulton announced this morning he suspended his gubernatorial campaign following accusations of sexual misconduct made public Wednesday.


  6. Capitol report: A look at goings-on the week of April 30 in Des MoinesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    More than two weeks after legislators were set to adjourn for the year, they capped off the session Saturday with passage of a $2.1 billion tax reform package. Lawmakers were scheduled to adjourn April 17 but remained in Des Moines past their 100-day deadline to pass remaining policy proposals and budget bills.


  7. Iowa now has nation's strictest abortion regulationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation - but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican governor signed the legislation in her formal office at the state Capitol as protesters gathered outside chanting, "My body, my choice!" Reynolds acknowledged that the new law would likely face litigation that could put it on hold, but said: "This is bigger than just a law, this is about life, and I'm not going to back down."


  8. Job losses at Siemens reflective of larger trend in manufacturingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Over the last four months, Siemens has announced layoffs for more than 300 area employees, spelling the largest chunk of local layoffs since more than 1,200 people lost their jobs to plant closures in 2001. In 2001 alone, the closures of Wabash National in Fort Madison, Ferro-Sil in Keokuk and Exide in Burlington accounted for about 1,200 lost jobs.


  9. Pollpeter approaching final hurdle Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    It got to the point where the Fort Madison High School graduate and senior at Central College loathed going to practice, didn't care about meets, couldn't wait for the season to end. He spent more time in the trainers room than he did competing.


  10. Senate Majority Leader resigns after video shows him kissing a lobbyistRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix resigned from the Iowa Legislature Monday after he was seen kissing a lobbyist March 1 at a bar in Des Moines. The Iowa Starting Line blog posted a video to its website Monday morning showing Dix, a Republican from Shell Rock, acting romantically toward a woman who the site reported "has been registered and works as a lobbyist for various municipality groups at the Statehouse for the past two years."


  11. Fort Madison's Steffensmeier gets his shot Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Thirty years ago, Gary Steffensmeier stood at the top of the podium in Veterans Memorial Auditorium after winning the second of his state wrestling championships for Fort Madison High School. Harlan Steffensmeier, ranked third in Class 3A at 152 pounds, scored a takedown and two nearfall points in the first period on his way to a 9-4 victory over eighth-ranked Jacob Hermann of Waverly-Shell Rock in the semifinals at Wells Fargo Arena.


  12. Two wrestlers, different plans, two wins Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Each carried out his plan to perfection in the opening round of the Class 3A state wrestling tournament on Thursday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. Delzell, after giving up the first takedown against Bettendorf freshman Logan Adamsen, scored the next seven points on his way to a 7-3 victory at 120 pounds to even the season series with Adamsen at 2-2.


  13. Capitol report: A look at goings-on the week of Feb. 5 in Des MoinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    The Senate and House of Representatives picked up the pace at the Capitol this week with debate on two significant pieces of legislation. Senate and House Republicans agreed on the baseline funding number of $32 million, or a 1 percent raise in per-pupil spending for fiscal year 2019, but have not settled on how to address transportation inequity.


  14. Capitol report: A look at happenings last week in Des MoinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Senate File 512 passed the Republican-led House of Representatives 59-41 Tuesday in a vote that occurred largely along party lines. Only four Democrats voted in favor of it and four Republicans cast votes against .


  15. Rep. Jerry Kearns leads 1st legislative forum of 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    No bills have been debated yet in the Iowa Legislature, but state Rep. Jerry Kearns still had many questions to address at Friday's legislative forum. Held at The Palms Supper Club in Fort Madison and hosted by Fort Madison Partners executive director Tim Gobble, about 20 people attended the hour-long discussion to hear from their lawmakers as they return home from Des Moines for the weekend.


  16. City Development Board orders Mount Union to pay claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    The City Development Board ruled Wednesday in Des Moines on how the former city of Mount Union must settle its outstanding debts. When Mount Union was dissolved in March 2017 it owed about $300,000 in court-ordered judgments and legal fees to Regional Utility Service Systems.


  17. Iowa lawmakers return to focus on taxes, privatized MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Iowa lawmakers returned Monday to the state Capitol for a new legislative session that's expected to be dominated by a GOP-led effort to cut taxes despite a constrained budget and growing pressure for legislators to address ongoing problems with Iowa's privatized Medicaid program. The Republican-controlled chambers convened in Des Moines for a mostly ceremonial day of speeches, where GOP leaders indicated overhauling Iowa's tax code will be a top priority.


  18. 'When they say they need food, we believe them'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    But for families struggling to make ends meet, Christmas is often a time of need. The Toys for Tots and Salvation Army Angel Tree programs ensure financially disadvantaged children have plenty of toys under the Christmas tree.


  19. 5 gubernatorial candidates vye for Lee County votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Lee County Democrats packed a room on the top floor of Meyer's Courtyard in downtown Keokuk Thursday night to honor the party's most dedicated members and hear from a slate of gubernatorial candidates. Party co-chairman Rick Larkin, who has served in his position with the Lee County Democratic Party for 15 years, said the crowd was the largest he had ever seen at the Eppers-O'Malley Banquet.


  20. Democratic candidates make pitch for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    The Des Moines County Democrats' annual "Fall Friendraiser" drew five candidates vying for the governor's office to Burlington Wednesday night. Nearly one year removed from a devastating election in 2016, local Democrats gathered Wednesday in Burlington to hear from a batch of new candidates vying to unseat Gov. Kim Reynolds.


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