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5 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

Iowa Disability Program Audit

Auditor of State Mary Mosiman today released an audit report on the Iowa Department of Human Services - Targeted Case Management Unit for the year ended June 30, 2013.

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10 hrs ago | KIMT

Escaped Iowa inmate found in Sioux City Target

An Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman tells the Sioux City Journal that 22-year-old Melvin William Spencer III was taken back into custody Tuesday night.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Republicans question Hatch's legislative record

Iowa Republicans are accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch of using his legislative position to halt a bill that could have impacted his development business.

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WHO-TV

State Agency Head Accused of 'Bullying'

A former chief administrative law judge had plenty to say about Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert and nothing good.

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Ballot Access News

Iowa Poll for Governor and U.S. Senator

On August 26, Public Policy Polling released an Iowa poll . For Governor, the results are: Republican incumbent Terry Branstad 48%; Democrat Jack Hatch 35%; Libertarian Lee Deakins Hieb 2%; New Independent Party Jim Hennager 2%; Iowa Party Jonathan Narcisse 1%; undecided 12%.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Daily Kos

New PPP survey finds Iowa's Senate race deadlocked

Several recent polls have shown a close race in the U.S. Senate contest in the Hawkeye State, and Public Policy Polling adds another one.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors

USA Today

Iowa mayor facing sexual abuse charges resigns

An Iowa mayor has resigned from office as he prepares to defend himself against charges he sexually abused two children.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Oelwein, IA, Fayette County, IA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Decorah Journal

NICE ride scheduled for September

The Northeast Iowa Cycling Experience Ride is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Sept.

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Arkansas Times

Pitching in for the land commissioner's race

Is there a statewide race that commands less attention than the race for state land commissioner ? Doesn't mean that Democrat Mark Robertson isn't making a strong bid to challenge incumbent Republican John Thurston , something of a surprise winner four years ago.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Officials: Iowa inmate left work release facility

The state Department of Corrections says 22-year-old Melvin William Spencer III was placed on escape status Sunday after he failed to return from a furlough.

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WHO-TV Des Moines

Mayor Accused of Sexually Abusing Two Girls Resigns from Office

Manus, 36, was arrested earlier this month following an investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Human Services.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Cops: Mom allowed man to sleep with 11-year-old daughter, now 12 and pregnant

Witnesses say that the mother knew her 11-year-old daughter was having sex with a 24-year-old friend of the family but did nothing to stop it.

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The Fresno Bee

Branstad will again seek broadband legislation

Branstad, who is running for a sixth non-consecutive term, has offered a rebooted version of his broadband proposal, which he'll pursue if re-elected.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Authorities: Iowa woman lied about child's cancer

A western Iowa woman lied to her community and said her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer, a ruse that helped her solicit donations for months, authorities said Friday.

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WHO-TV

Gov. Candidate Jack Hatch Tours IA Vet's Home with Sen. Jim Webb

State Senator Jack Hatch came to the Iowa Veteran's Home Friday. The Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa came with former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia who is a Marine and Vietnam veteran.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jim Webb, Democrat, Iowa, Life, Veteran Affairs

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Judge Says That Indiana Must Recognize Same Sex Ma...

A Federal District Judge has ruled that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages that are performed in other states, eventually.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Osky News

Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) & Ann Wagner (R-MO) Campaign for Dr. Miller-Meeks

Today, Dr. Miller-Meeks is proud to announce that Representatives Diane Black, R-Tennessee & Ann Wagner, R-Missouri will be joining her on the campaign trail this Wednesday and Thursday for stops across Iowa's Second Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Diane Black, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ann Wagner, Missouri Government, Missouri, Iowa

WHO-TV

Baby Dropped Off at Medical Center Under Safe Haven Law

According to the Iowa Department of Human Services a newborn baby boy was dropped off at a hospital under Iowa's Safe Haven law.

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Roll Call

Iowa Poll Shows Democrat With Big Edge in Open House Contest

State Rep. Pat Murphy, the Democratic nominee in the open-seat House contest to replace Iowa Democratic Senate nominee Bruce Braley, had an 11 point lead over his Republican opponent, according to a poll obtained by CQ Roll Call.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Officials: Iowa inmate left work release facility

The state Department of Corrections says 29-year-old Randy Paul Doss was placed on escape status Tuesday after he failed to return to the facility from an authorized appointment to update his sex offender registry status.

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