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7 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Hillary Clinton, who has a huge lead in many early presidential polls, returned to Iowa on Sunday. The woman who says she has not yet decided on a 2016 presidential run appeared along with former President Bill Clinton in a state she has not visited since she lost the 2008 Iowa caucuses to Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Driver dies after RV rolls during race in Iowa

A driver died at an Iowa race course after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids Saturday night, and police are investigating. Cedar Rapids Police spokesman Greg Buelow told KCRG the fatal crash happened during a "Race 'Em or Wreck 'Em" event where school buses were being raced against RVs.

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20 hrs ago | Townhall

Poll: Huckabee Clear Favorite in Iowa | Daniel Doherty

Two things are worth noting in the CNN/ORC survey released Friday vis-A -vis the 2016 presidential sweepstakes: Hillary Clinton, who is gearing up to head to the Hawkeye State as I write this , is leaps and bounds ahead of her fellow Democrats; and former Gov. Mike Huckabee is leading all of his presumed GOP rivals by double digits : According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 53% of all registered Democrats contacted in Iowa said they would support Hillary Clinton if the 2016 caucuses were held today. That number far outpaces the 15% that would opt for Vice President Joe Biden, 7% who would choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 5% who would pick Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee, Joe Biden

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Sanders looks to Iowans for support

Senator Bernie Sanders continues to float the idea of a presidential run. Speaking on the NBC program "Meet the Press," he said if he goes forward he must decide whether to run as an independent or fight it out for the Democratic nomination.

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

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Donated tool helps crews rescue man from grain bin

A donated rescue tool helped firefighters save the life of an Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin south of Newton last week. The Des Moines Register reports the roughly $3,000 grain bin rescue tube that the Kellogg Township Fire Department owns helped keep Tuesday's accident from becoming fatal.

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KTVN Reno

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Hillary Clinton

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Sanders eyes 'political revolution' in Iowa

All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.

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Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Hawk Eye

Bohnenkamp: Iowa searching for identity

Dillon Kidd, the holder on Iowa's field-goal attempts, took a knee at the Iowa State 34-yard line. The Hawkeyes' linemen, on wha ... Michael Noble Jr./The Hawk Eye Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock runs after seeing no one open against Iowa State Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

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WSB-TV

Back to Iowa: Clintons to campaign in caucus state

White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton , were to headline Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in rural Indianola.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Hillary Clinton

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Messenger

Iowa Corn endorses 75

Iowa Corn's political action committee defended its candidate endorsement process Monday afternoon after being criticized and questioned by its membership in how the committee went about its business. Mark Recker, a farmer from Arlington, and chairman of the ICGA PAC; and Kurt Hora, a Washington farmer and PAC committee member; told nine Iowa reporters the committee's 75 endorsements, issued on Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Agriculture, Science

Washington Times

Some Iowa fans irked by new Herky design

It's like Kirk Ferentz waking up on Saturday and putting on black pants instead of khaki, or Hayden Fry ditching his aviator shades for horned rims. The University of Iowa's beloved mascot, Herky, has a new look this fall, and like any Hawkeye-related change, it's stirred up the emotions of football fans.

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The Estherville Spirit

Voters renew Iowa Lakes equipment levy

According to unofficial results of Tuesday's Iowa Lakes Community College Equipment Replacement Levy, voters gave generous approval to renew the levy. "First and foremost, we want to thank the citizens in our region for showing their support for our college," said Iowa Lakes President Valerie Newhouse, Combined totals from Emmet, Palo Alto, Kossuth, Dickinson and Clay counties show 1,415 total votes, with 1,224 'yes' votes.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Flight between Iowa's Mason City, Chicago planned

Air Choice One will begin commercial flights to and from Chicago on Nov. 17, the Mason City Globe Gazette reported . Flights are currently priced at $59 from Mason City to Chicago and $54 from Chicago to Mason City.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Claims filed in Iowa food bidding settlement

More than 20,000 claims have been filed by parents seeking part of a $1.9 million class-action lawsuit settlement over food bidding at hundreds of Iowa schools, according to attorneys handling the case. The claims filed since the settlement was announced Sept.

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Lowell Sun

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's "This Week" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan. CBS' "Face the Nation" - Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Amy Klobuchar, John Conyers

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