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  • Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

    DES MOINES (AP) — A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday alleging the U.S. Environmental P ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Iowa lawmakers hope to introduce fuel tax bill next week

    DES MOINES (AP) — A bill to increase Iowa’s fuel tax to pay for road improvements could be introduced as early as next week, lawmakers said Wednesday.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Iowa tests system that determines safer speeds on icy roads

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Transportation Department is testing a new system that could help motorists drive more safely on icy roadways.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Western Iowa council dismisses volunteer firefighters

    SHELBY (AP) — The City Council in western Iowa’s Shelby has dismissed the town’s volunteer firefighters.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Iowa governor to be hospitalized overnight

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will spend the night at a hospital "out of an abundance of caution" for what doctors believe is a viral ill ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Eight overnight towns announced for RAGBRAI

    For the first time since the first RAGBRAI, Iowa’s annual cycling circus will launch from Sioux City and end in Davenport.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Bald eagles return to Iowa again as they migrate

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa bird watchers will be able to spot bald eagles this winter as the animals visit in search of warmer weather.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Experts say thefts of ATMs becoming more common in Iowa

    CLIVE (AP) — Security experts have said thefts of ATMs are becoming more common in Iowa because weapons and interaction with others aren't necessary d ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers in Iowa, Illinois

    Deere is laying off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and will sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • 7-year-old Iowa boy died after dog's attack, sheriff says

    COLLEGE SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has died after being attacked by the family dog in southwest Iowa.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Branstad wants private care companies to help run Medicaid

    DES MOINES (AP) — A privately managed care company or set of companies will help run Iowa’s Medicaid program under a plan introduced by Gov. Terry Bra ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican Congress understands Americans’ suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will s ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Texas company applies for pipeline permit

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Texas company has formally asked the Iowa Utilities Board to approve plans for run an underground oil pipeline through Iowa.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • UI president to retire after 8-year tenure

    IOWA CITY (AP) — University of Iowa President Sally Mason announced Thursday that she will retire Aug. 1, following an eight-year tenure in which she ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Branstad: 2015 devoted to better roads, Internet capability

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday that he plans to spend this year working to improve Iowa’s roads and Internet infrastructure and to ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:07 am
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