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1 hr ago | KCRG

Iowa Legislature Approves Bill Defining Coaches as School Employees

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Legislature approved a last-minute law to redefine coaches as school employees after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared a high school coach who had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Education Etc., Cedar Rapids, IA

5 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Governor gets bill prohibiting coach-student sex

The Iowa Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Terry Branstad that adds coaches to a state law prohibiting sexual relationships between students and teachers, administrators, and other licensed professionals.

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7 hrs ago | KCRG

Iowa Attorney General Plans Fraud Charges in Synthetic Drug Lawsuits

In what he called a first-of-its-kind consumer fraud lawsuit in Iowa, Attorney General Tom Miller has filed suit against two Des Moines convenience store owners over the sales of synthetic drugs.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

KIWA Radio

Senator Feenstra Says Iowa Legislature Wrapping Up 2014 Session

Des Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Legislature is in the final days for the 2014 session.

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Media Matters for America

How Sensationalist Media Coverage Hurts The Fight Against HIV

Significant steps have been taken in the fight against HIV/AIDS over the past several years, but media coverage of the issue all too often fixates on stories that sensationalize the spread of the disease and even encourage the criminalization of people with HIV.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Iowa, US News, Liberal Political News

Tama News-Herald

Justice budget strengthens public safety

Last week, the Senate voted to appropriate more than $554 million to ensure safety for Iowans and communities throughout the state by adequately funding our prisons, our courts, the Department of Public Safety, the Attorney General, and other agencies and functions of our justice system.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Washington Times

Iowa Veterans Home center of oversight hearings

More than six months after the head of the Iowa Veterans Home resigned after allegations that he treated staff poorly, the state's ombudsman revealed she is investigating complaints that veterans who live at the Marshalltown facility were mistreated.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa delays plan to move inmates out of old prison

The Iowa Department of Corrections is delaying plans to close the 175-year-old Iowa State Penitentiary after discovering problems in the heating and cooling system in its $132 million replacement.

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Related Topix: Prison, Iowa, State Prisons, Iowa State Penitentiary

AmmoLand

Iowa Suppressor Legalization Needs Immediate Support

Iowa House File 2381 , a bill which sought to legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors in Iowa, was denied a hearing in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Senator Thomas Courtney , and is no longer active.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Washington Times

Senate OKs plan to reopen Iowa Juvenile Home

The Iowa Senate has renewed its effort to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home, with a budget amendment designed to re-establish and improve programming at the Toledo facility.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Governors, Terry Branstad

KIMT

Encouraging women to take office

KIMT News 3 - Iowa women are getting the "nudge" to run for office from both sides of the aisle as part of a statewide initiative.

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WOI-TV West Des Moines

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Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman says she is conducting an audit of confidential secret settlements that have enveloped Gov. Terry Branstad's administration in controversy for more than a month.

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The Times-Delphic

Use of medical marijuana a hot topic among students

Marijuana legalization is a hot-button issue at all levels, both for recreational and medical use.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

25 years later, they still come to Iowa's Field of Dreams

Don Lansing, former owner of the house and farm where the "Field of Dreams" film site is located, still prepares the diamond and mows the grass for visitors.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Sport Movies, Field of Dreams, Drama Movies, Dyersville, IA, Dubuque, IA, Agriculture, Science

USA Today

25 years later, they still come to Iowa's Field of Dreams

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Related Topix: Iowa, Sport Movies, Field of Dreams, Drama Movies, Dyersville, IA, Dubuque, IA, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Branstad priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears

As the end of the legislative session draws near, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to keep some of his priorities in mind.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Pension, Tax, Personal Finance, Council Bluffs, IA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Northern-Sun Print

District 72 Update-Rep. Dean Fisher-Week 13

We are closing in on the end of the session. We debate fewer and fewer bills as the list dwindles, but the bills we debate are the large, complex appropriations bills that can take many hours and even days of preparation time and then many hours to debate and work through the many amendments.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

New accusations from today's Oversight Committee meeting

Also today, The governor's office is once again on the defensive. This time, allegations that aides to Governor Branstad pressured a state board to hire a longtime friend of the administration.

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Tama News-Herald

Marshalltown named Iowa Great Place

DES MOINES The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced it has approved an Iowa Great Places Citizen Advisory Board recommendation to award $613,500 for projects in three new Iowa Great Places Clear Lake's Surf District, Madison County and Marshalltown and the Danish Village "We're very excited the Iowa Great Places program is being ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa, Marshalltown, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Marshall County, IA

WHO-AM Des Moines

Iowa Commission Rejects Cedar Rapids Casino

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino, saying it would hurt existing casinos.

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