15 hrs ago
The Washington Evening Journal
Main Street honored Friday
Main Street Washington was honored Friday evening as the economic development program won a business development success story recognition for its work with JP's 207.
20 hrs ago
Iowa Legislature health care negotiators hopeful of compromise
Key legislators and Gov. Terry Branstad expressed optimism Monday that progress was being made to forge a "hybrid" health care compromise that would merge elements of the governor's "Healthy Iowa" plan with Senate Democrats' desire to expand Medicaid to cover low-income, uninsured Iowans.
Fired Iowa Senate aide alleges women 'objectified ridiculed' in workplace
One likely topic for Gov. Terry Branstad's weekly news conference underway now likely will be the firing of an Iowa Senate Republican communications staffer who claimed she was the target of sexual harassment.
Sun May 19, 2013
Inappropriate Behavior: Gop Staffer Fired After Complaining
Anderson said during her time in the office, male staffers used inappropriate and sexist language around her.
Sat May 18, 2013
Iowa Lawmakers Will Return Next Week
Iowa legislators are trying to wrap up the 2013 legislative session, but their work will continue next week.
Fri May 17, 2013
'Sticking points' slow Iowa Legislature adjournment
The morning after Iowa legislative leaders unveiled a wide-ranging tax relief plan , they sounded less sure of how quickly they can put together the votes to send it to Gov.
Iowa Recycling Association: Time for a Better Bottle Bill
Believe it or not, as Iowans, we have the potential to take something that is both overwhelmingly successful and incredibly popular and make it even better than it already is.
Thu May 16, 2013
Plug the Medicaid gap
The debate over whether to accept the federal government's Medicaid expansion or opt for Gov.
Wed May 15, 2013
Opinion Staff wrote a new blog post: Celebrating the right to vote
These are the words of Article I and Article II of the Constitution of the State of Iowa as adopted by the General Assembly and approved by the vote of the people of the state Aug.
KCCI-TV Des Moines
Lawmakers reach $897M compromise on education
A joint committee on Wednesday approved $897 million in spending, an amount they say is enough to freeze tuition at the state universities.
Tue May 14, 2013
A chance to transform child welfare
Two child welfare bills are heading to Gov. Terry Branstad's desk after this week; I hope for Iowa kids' sake he signs them.
Tech may sink immigration bill if unhappy, Sen. Hatch warns
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began debate on more than 300 amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill, including a number of changes to sections on H-1B visas.
The Fairfield Ledger
Graduating seniors from area schools are recognized by Lt. Gov. Kimberly Reynolds and Gov.
KELO-TV Sioux Falls
Six Arrested On Drug Charges In Iowa
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Mon May 13, 2013
Report Card: Iowa Schools Not Keeping Up
Colfax-Mingo third grade teacher Elizabeth Pyle has been in the classroom long enough to see a drastic change in where Iowa ranks in public education.
Branstad, top leaders "close" to key agreements
Gov. Terry Branstad and top lawmakers opened the 2013 legislative session's 18th week Monday hoping that it will be the last.
Democratic Lawmaker May Seek Governor's Office
Democratic state Senator Jack Hatch is seriously considering a run for governor in 2014.
Bus Inspection Reforms Stall In Iowa Legislature
Most Iowa lawmakers agree that changes need to be made to the state's system for inspecting school buses, but it's unlikely a bill will pass this year because lawmakers can't agree on what should be done.
Change to Iowa bus inspection bill could derail legislation
Illusionist Kevin Spencer believes that magic can be therapeutic, especially with sick children, because tricks give them something in their lives they can control.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Papillion Times
Is Fremont County off the table for new power plant?
THURMAN, Iowa - MidAmerican Energy has allowed an option on land southwest of town to expire, making it unlikely the utility will build a power plant - nuclear or otherwise - in Fremont County.