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  • Officials find trace of emerald ash borer in southern Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — A tiny beetle known for destroying ash trees is spreading in Iowa, state officials said Monday, and they predict infestations of the ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • New lottery game suspended after low tickets sales

    DES MOINES (AP) — A new multi-state lottery game aimed at doling out more $1 million prizes is being suspended after just two months because of lower- ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • US judge strikes down Iowa's flag abuse laws

    DES MOINES (AP) — A federal judge struck down Iowa laws that ban the desecration of the American flag, ruling Wednesday that they criminalize free spe ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Branstad orders flags be lowered to honor Alons

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered that all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff in honor of state Rep. Dwayne Alons.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Branstad hails Christie's veto of hog crate ban

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday praised Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a ban on crates for sows but says the New Jersey Republican ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Public meets in Iowa to discuss oil pipeline

    FORT MADISON (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a proposed oil pipeline that would cut across Iowa heard from officials Monday as they tried to answer ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Schultz looks ahead to serving as county attorney

    DES MOINES (AP) — After four tumultuous years adamantly pursuing voter fraud and lobbying for voter identification, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schul ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Iowa communities consider merging school districts

    HAMBURG (AP) — Two communities in southwest Iowa are asking residents for approval to merge their school districts in response to years of dwindling s ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Iowa posts record egg production as demand soars

    DES MOINES (AP) — The egg is on a roll. It has never been more popular as a fast-food restaurant breakfast staple, and its appeal has broadened far be ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa governor to be deposed in discrimination case

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad will have to answer questions under oath about his administration’s treatment of a gay former state administrato ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Anti-smoking activists are launching a campaign calling on Iowa’s largest grocery store chain to end tobacco sales at locations with ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:00 am
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