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6 min ago | The Fairfield Ledger
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.
6 min ago | KCRG
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.
1 hr ago | USA Today
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.
2 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
US Senate candidate Joni Ernst listens to Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Des Moines County Republican headquarters in Burlington, Iowa, in June.
3 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo
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.
7 hrs ago | KICD-AM Spencer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joni Ernst takes running for Senate literally. Try keeping up with her as she races through a rainy parade.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:37 pm
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