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  1. Firearms Bill Advancing to Senate FloorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | WHO-AM Des Moines

    A wide-ranging firearms bill now eligible for full floor debate in the Senate after the Judiciary Committee passed it Thursday afternoon. Judiciary Chair Steven Sodders managing the bill through his committee on an 8-to-3 voice vote.

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  2. Dems Call On Iowans To 'Pressure' GOP on $chool FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | WHO-AM Des Moines

    Iowa Democrats appealing to Iowans to "pressure" Republicans this weekend to "loosen up the purse strings" when it comes to school funding increases. Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal claims "kids will suffer, schools will suffer" if the G-O-P holds the line on Supplemental School Aid.

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  3. Democrats Have Early Favorite House Pickup OpportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Roll Call

    In one of the party's best pickup opportunities this cycle, Democrats have zeroed in on second-time candidate Monica Vernon to win Iowa's 1st District. Freshman Rep. Rod Blum , a Republican, holds the seat.

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  4. Gehlen senior takes on role of page for Iowa HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Globe Catholic Newspaper

    Becoming a page for the Iowa Legislature was something Aaron Britt started thinking about and preparing for as a sophomore in high school.

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  5. Fr. Vit experiences Vietnamese culture, languageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Globe Catholic Newspaper

    To better serve the Vietnamese community at Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, Father William Vit, Jr., has now traveled to Vietnam twice to experience the culture and learn some of the language.

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  6. Concerned about eminent domain, oil spillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | The Fairfield Ledger

    There has been much controversy regarding the proposed Bakken pipeline which will run 343 miles throughout Iowa, cutting under many rivers, streams and wetlands. It will also tear up hundreds of acres of farm fields and woods, all just to help out a Texas owned corporation called Dakota Access.

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  7. Legislation raises questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | The Washington Evening Journal

    Two proposed bills during this session of the Iowa Legislature would affect how emergency management officials and local law enforcement communicate. Senate File 221 would allow access to the Iowa Communications Network to provide a secure statewide communications network for local law enforcement agencies and local emergency management offices for a more effective emergency response.

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  8. Reader Expresses Support For Gas Tax HikeRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 4 | The Democrat

    I was relieved and very pleased with the recent approval of an increase in our state gas tax. I, like most any other motorist, like to fill my tank for the lowest price possible.

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  9. Iowa Bishops: Lobbying at state capitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Globe Catholic Newspaper

    The Bishops of Iowa segued from pulpit to politics, taking on the role of lobbyists Feb. 24 in urging Iowa state legislators to embrace a number of issues of interest to Catholics.

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  10. Iowa Catholic Conference examines legislationRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 5 | Globe Catholic Newspaper

    You may have been hearing some discussion about a "start date" for Iowa's public and nonpublic schools.

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  11. Funnel week is make or break time for bills in the legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | KCRG

    An effort to expand broadband Internet access in Iowa - a priority of Gov. Terry Branstad two years in the making - was approved Wednesday by a committee of state lawmakers, keeping the proposal alive in this year's legislative session. The proposal advanced with widespread support from both parties, but only after removal of a $5 million state grant program.

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  12. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2015.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Texas Tribune

    While Rick Perry has joined Republicans casting stones at Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state, it seems the former governor is not without sin. Perry was among the first potential 2016 presidential candidates to chime in on revelations that Clinton conducted government business entirely on a personal email account.

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  13. Jennifer Jane Olney Kicked Daughter While Drunk On Hand Sanitizer: CopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Switched

    A mother in West Des Moines, Iowa, is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly kicking her daughter while drunk on hand sanitizer. Jennifer Jane Olney, 48, was arrested Tuesday after officers responded to a report of medication and alcohol hand sanitizer overdose at her residence, KCCI.com reports.

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  14. Grassley's position on H-1B called 'protectionist'Read the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | ComputerWorld

    India and the tech industry view any type of restrictions on the H-1B visa as "protectionist" -- and so does Sen. Orrin Hatch . Hatch is leading an effort to raise the base H-1B cap from 65,000 to 195,000 and eliminate the cap on people who earn an advanced degree in a STEM field.

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  15. $chool $pending Goes To Conference CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | WHO-AM Des Moines

    Stay tuned! The battle over school funding increases in Iowa next year sent to a joint conference committee of the House and Senate. Brief first meeting held Thursday morning to elect co-chairs.

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  16. Iowa Senate panel OKs bill on hunting apprenticeshipRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A Senate panel has approved a bill that would make it easier for adults in Iowa to try out hunting before getting a hunting license. A three-member subcommittee for natural resources and the environment unanimously approved the bill Thursday.

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  17. Johnson To Introduce Natural Resources TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | KICD-AM Spencer

    State Senator David Johnson of Ocheyedan is looking to introduce a bill aimed at funding natural resources, water quality, parks and recreation in Iowa. Back in 2010 Iowans voted in a constitutional amendment to give three eights of a cent of sales tax monies for these efforts.

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  18. Iowa mom allegedly kicks daughter, attacks copsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | New York Daily News

    Jennifer Jane Olney had reportedly threatened take all her medications at once and called her daughter's elementary school to scream at staff before cops arrived. An Iowa mom allegedly drunk on hand sanitizer violently kicked her own daughter in front of cops and then lashed out at officers as she was being detained, police said.

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  19. School bullying legislation advances in Iowa LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Education Week

    Legislation aimed at reducing school bullying in Iowa advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday, but it remains unclear if it will have enough support to get to Gov. Terry Branstad's desk this session. A three-member House education subcommittee gave unanimous approval for a bill that's slightly different than one approved later in the day by a full education committee in the Senate.

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  20. Christie strikes presidential notes with budget speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | WKXW-FM Trenton

    Did Gov. Chris Christie strike a presidential tone during Tuesday's state budget address when he unveiled a $33.8 billion budget that called for no new tax increases and a drastic change to the state's pension and health benefits system? Gov. Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address in Trenton on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Christie showcased New Jersey's problems and solutions for solving them, while also putting them in a national light.

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