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  1. Sex offender escapes authorities' custody during traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, a male sex offender escaped from a residential work facility Saturday. During a private transport from the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility to the Burlington Work Release Facility, Shane Jeremy Lieb, 40, fled from the transport vehicle during a traffic stop in Burlington.

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  2. Iowa kids shop with Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | KETV-TV

    THIS MORNING...AS YOU'RE GETTING READY TO CHECK OFF DEPUTIES ARE DOING THE SAME. HAPPENING NOW...THE POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS TAKING THREE DOZEN KIDS ON A SPECIAL SHOPPING SPREE.

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  3. Miller will return to House ag postRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Messenger

    State Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge, will once again be the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee when the Iowa Legislature convenes in January. "Rep. Miller's dedication to the rural economy and outreach to farmers make her a strong leader in our caucus," House Minority Leader Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, said in a written announcement.

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  4. Man apprehended after work release escape in IowaRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The state Department of Corrections says 29-year-old Justin Lee Miller was back in custody Monday. He is being held at the Polk County Jail.

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  5. Department of Human Services Under ScrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    Dept Human Services under scrutiny Hunter 12/9/14 Iowa Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer says his agency has made good progress in helping people, but advocates say they're not working hard enough. Palmer was in Coralville yesterday at a forum put together by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging.

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  6. Iowa and Minnesota measure up well in best managed states surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | KIMT

    KIMT News 3 - Iowa and Minnesota are sitting well when it comes to which states are managed the best. To be a valid survey, the group, 24/7 Wall St., looks at various areas including state financials, unemployment rates, and household incomes.

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  7. Tax Roundup, 12/8/14: Denison! And: Do-or-die week for extenders?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Roth & Company, P.C.

    The Tax Update comes to you today from Denison, Iowa, birthplace of actress Donna Reed . It's also the fertile ground from which sprang the fertile imagination of Kennedy assassination figure Jim Garrison .

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  8. Tax Roundup, 12/5/14: Senate just too busy to pass extenders? And:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Roth & Company, P.C.

    Is the Senate just too darn busy to vote on the House-passed extender bill? Lame Duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it just might be, says a report in The Hill: Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday night that the Senate might not be able to pass the House tax extenders bill before the end of the year. "Everyone knows we have to do a spending bill.

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  9. Rally in Des MoinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | KIMT

    KIMT News 3 - Iowa parents whose kids are dealing with mental health issues are making their voices heard. They want to see six million dollars in state funds, directed where they say it's supposed to go, and because it hasn't, wait times for care and services for their children, has shot up.

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  10. Groups Champion Revenue for Ag InfrastructureRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Progressive Farmer

    It wasn't too long ago that the idea of raising any tax was viewed as an anathema. Yet, ag groups are nudging political leaders to step up spending on infrastructure in a variety of ways, whether it's convincing Congress to boost the diesel tax for inland waterways or looking for a tax increase to fund road repairs at the state level.

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  11. Key Lawmaker Signals Opposition To a CR CasinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | WHO-AM Des Moines

    A key lawmaker in the Iowa House signaling his opposition to a renewed effort to get a new casino license for Cedar Rapids. Ways and Means Committee Chair Tom Sands says he endorses the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission's decision to reject the Cedar Rapids project.

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  12. Lawmaker disgusted by flag desecration ruling plans legislative responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | KCRG

    An Eastern Iowa lawmaker is promising to fight 'with a fiery passion' to protect the American flag from desecration in light of a federal court ruling in favor of protesters who wore, trampled and spit on flags as part of their demonstrations at funerals of soldiers killed in action. In an email Thursday, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, told constituents that the 'magnitude of disgust and anger I feel about this cannot be put into words.'

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  13. House District 4 Election ScheduledRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | KICD-AM Spencer

    Governor Terry Branstad has scheduled a special election for the House District 4 seat left open after the death of state Representative Dwayne Alons. Branstad said in a news release Wednesday that a special election will be held on January 6th.

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  14. Across the Region: Dec. 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Minnesota Lawyer

    Thousands of disabled Iowa residents remain on waiting lists for state assistance despite the $6 million the Legislature earmarked to reduce those numbers. The Des Moines Register reports more than 9,000 Iowa residents are waiting, some for more than two years, for services to help them with their mental or physical disabilities.

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  15. Key legislator not keen on Cedar Rapids ca...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    THE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE NOT REACTING FAVORABLY TO A RENEWED EFFORT TO GET A CASINO LICENSE FOR CEDAR RAPIDS. WAPELLO REPUBLICAN TOM SANDS SAYS VOTERS IN HIS DISTRICT ARE NOT ON BOARD WITH THE PROPOSAL ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS WEEK.

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  16. Bridges & roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | The Messenger

    There's no immediate crisis, but as ordinary wear and tear slowly degrades the infrastructure, the money available to repair and replace it is not keeping up, he said. As examples, Will pointed out the problems with some of the numerous bridges that are posted with low weight limits.

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  17. Board Approves Third Consecutive Tuition Freeze For Resident Undergraduate StudentsRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Tama News-Herald

    At its Dec. 3 meeting, theIowa Board of Regents voted unanimously to freeze tuition rates for 2015-2016 for resident undergraduate students. With this vote, the Board will implement a tuition freeze for undergraduate resident students for a third consecutive year.

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  18. 'Luna Gale' a grimly rich study of the fight to protect a childRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    Rebecca Gilman, the talented author of such plays as "Spinning Into Butter," "Boy Gets Girl" and "The Glory of Living," is known for confronting social problems head-on. Racism and white hypocrisy, stalking and sexism, degradation and immorality - the sociological issues of Gilman's work dominated the conversation when she burst onto the scene some 14 years ago.

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  19. Special election to be held for Alon's Hou...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    TERRY BRANSTAD HAS SCHEDULED A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE HOUSE DISTRICT 4 SEAT LEFT OPEN AFTER THE DEATH OF STATE REP. DWAYNE ALONS.

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  20. Remembering lawmaker and veteran, Dwayne AlonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    Honor, courage and commitment are core values of our nation's armed forces, and they are also the words echoed by many when describing former Iowa State House District four Representative and Veteran, Dwayne Alons. "He lived with a very high level of integrity and it was always service before self," said Col.

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