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6 min ago | The Fairfield Ledger

Shipley runs for Iowa House seat

Jeff Shipley, center, and his volunteers distribute campaign literature during the Greater Jefferson County Fair Parade June 24 in Fairfield. Jeff Shipley is the Republican nominee who will attempt to unseat Democratic incumbent Curt Hanson this Nov. 2 in the race for the Iowa House District 82 seat, which includes Fairfield, Bloomfield and Keosauqua.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jefferson County, IA, Fairfield, IA, Keosauqua, IA, University of Iowa

6 min ago | KCRG

Iowa doctor returns from Ebola-impacted Sierra Leone

Dr. Samir Koirala, an epidemiologist working with the Iowa Department of Public Health who recently returned from assisting CDC Ebola Outbreak efforts in Sierra Leone, and Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, the department's medical director and state epidemiologist, discuss issues related to the deadly disease during a news conference in Des Moines on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

1 hr ago | USA Today

Biden tells Iowans: Middle class 'is in real trouble'Biden tells...

Vice President Biden decried a growing gap between the richest Americans and the rest of the country, vowing in remarks to a social justice rally in Iowa on Wednesday to fight to protect and strengthen the middle class. Biden tells Iowans: Middle class 'is in real trouble' Vice President Biden decried a growing gap between the richest Americans and the rest of the country, vowing in remarks to a social justice rally in Iowa on Wednesday to fight to protect and strengthen the middle class.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Des Moines, IA, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

2 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Poll: GOP's Jodi Ernst leads in Iowa Senate race. Big, if true.

US Senate candidate Joni Ernst listens to Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Des Moines County Republican headquarters in Burlington, Iowa, in June.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Burlington, IA, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

3 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa agency changed judges in prison rape case

The Iowa Department of Corrections illegally removed an administrative law judge from a disciplinary case against an inmate accused of participating in a gang rape, a federal court has ruled. Agency officials have admitted they ordered Judge William Soupene off the 2010 hearing for inmate Joe Byrd after Soupene questioned whether the accuser was credible.

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Related Topix: Prison, Iowa Government, State Prisons, Newton Correctional Facility

7 hrs ago | KICD-AM Spencer

Hiney Wine and Arts Festival

The Hiney WIne & Arts Festival has become one of Iowa's most popular and talked about Wine Festivals!! Nearly 70 vendors will be on hand, including 16 wineries and breweries! You will find vendors who specialize in art, crafts, wood working, as well as numerous food vendors. You will also get to tour the various museums in Peterson and enjoy LIVE entertainment.

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Related Topix: Peterson, IA, Madison County, IA

11 hrs ago | Star Tribune

No Labels plans bipartisan agenda that 2016 contenders will face in Iowa, New Hampshire

Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget. Oh, and the delivery date for the bipartisan outside group's ambitious plans? No Labels says October 2015, right as the next presidential campaign starts to rev up.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Joe Biden

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Dubuque mechanic injured after being pinned by rolling truck

An employee at a Dubuque auto repair shop was seriously injured after he was pinned trying to stop a truck from rolling away. Anthony Cross, 45, of Dubuque was taken to Finley Hospital in Dubuque after being injured on the job at Big A Auto, according to Dubuque Police Lt.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Iowa court halts ban on abortion pill system

The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday halted a ban on the use of a video-conferencing system that allows doctors to distribute abortion-inducing pills to women in rural areas of the state. The stay means Planned Parenthood of the Heartland can continue using the system until the high court makes a final ruling on whether the Iowa Board of Medicine had the authority to adopt the ban last year.

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Related Topix: Abortion

KCRG

Most schools in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City not meeting federal targets

More Iowa schools and school districts are falling short on test participation and math and reading proficiency targets under the No Child Left Behind law, according to the 2014 State Report Card released on Tuesday by the Iowa Department of Education. Progress is being made on several fronts, though, but the model fails to recognize growth, some say.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Education Etc.

KCRG

Sen. Amy Klobuchar to Address Iowa Democrats

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will give the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, the state party organization announced Tuesday. The two-term senator will speak at the dinner on Oct. 25 at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Hillary Clinton

WHO-AM Des Moines

Iowa Gambling Study

With just over 3 million residents, the latest figures from the Iowa Department of Health reveals almost two-thirds of all Iowans gambled in the past 12 months. The majority of those doing so for recreation and without the symptoms associated with problem gambling.

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WHO-TV Des Moines

National Attention on Iowa Senate Race

Joni Ernst takes running for Senate literally. Try keeping up with her as she races through a rainy parade.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Senator Ted Cruz

ABC News

Weekend at Bernie's: As Hillary Serves Steaks, Liberals Crave Red Meat in Iowa

In a cramped church basement a few miles from downtown, a crowd of more than 400 sweltered through a 90-minute discussion Sunday night with Sen. Bernie Sanders , the self-described "democratic socialist" independent senator from Vermont who's considering a run for president as a Democrat. They followed a handwritten sign - "BERNIE SANDERS, DOWNSTAIRS" - to an overflow gathering near a folded-up Ping Pong table that was emotional, loud, passionate, sweaty, and angry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Immigration Reform, Hillary Clinton

Domestic Fuel

Murphy USA Promoting E15, E85 In Iowa

In this edition of the Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper talks about how corn prices have fallen but food prices continue to rise, and how that shows the "food versus fuel" argument is false. Murphy USA is partnering with Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Iowa Corn Growers Association to hold grand openings of E15 and E85 pumps across Iowa.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Ethanol Fuel

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

African coffin artist brings his talent to Iowa

One man makes coffins that are less about death and more about the life that was lived by the person inside. "Whenever I take a piece out, everyone sees it as a coffin, you know? Then they start to think about death," Anang said, Ghana's leading fantasy coffin artist The coffins are sculpted and painted by Anang and his apprentices, and they were featured last year on "CBS Sunday Morning."

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Donated Dubuque house burned to ground for fire training

A donated house in eastern Iowa provided the backdrop for a fire training exercise involving more than a dozen area firefighters, according to authorities overseeing the event. Multiple departments gathered Sunday in Dubuque to receive hands-on training, the Telegraph-Herald reported.

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Related Topix: Fire

KWQC-TV Davenport

Iowa birth rate sluggish despite better economy

Iowa Department of Public Health figures show the state's birth rate for 2013 is up less than 1 percent over 2012, The Des Moines Register reported . The 2013 numbers are still nearly 5 percent lower than the birth rate in 2007, before the economy slumped.

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News Max

Maryland Gov. O'Malley Plying the Ground Game in Iowa

During her weekend visit to Iowa, the first visit since her devastating third-place showing in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton confirmed she was thinking about another run for the presidency. "Well, it is true, I am thinking about it.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Hillary Clinton

WDRB-TV Louisville

Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're... Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Hillary Clinton

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