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  1. Amber Alert: Missing 9-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | KCRG

    According to an Amber Alert issued by the Department of Public Safety and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old Kenneth Eugene Johns is accused of abducting Brianna Christine Elise Crane, 9, of Solon. Brianna is white, 4 feet tall, 85 pounds, with blondish-brown hair and hazel eyes.

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  2. Sexton measure passes funnelRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Messenger

    A local lawmaker's plan for regulating how livestock trucks are cleaned survived a deadline that effectively scrapped most of the bills introduced by legislators serving Webster County. The proposal from state Rep. Mike Sexton, R-Rockwell City, was approved unanimously by the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday and thus cleared this week's deadline commonly called the funnel.

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  3. Protester walking 400 miles to fight oil pipeline projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Home

    One former Iowa lawmaker is walking 400 miles along the length of the proposed Bakken oil pipeline to protest the project and rally support. Former Iowa St. Rep. Ed Fallon began his 32 day walk on Monday in Keokuk and is heading northwest to Lyon County.

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  4. First Legislative Funnel Deadline Sees Death of Several BillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | WHO-TV

    The Iowa Legislature's first deadline for the 2015 session occurred Thursday, nailing the coffin on several efforts in both chambers. The first "funnel," as lawmakers call it, is aimed at thinning out the large list of bills introduced in the Iowa House and Senate each session.

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  5. Taylor optimistic about passage of his MHI billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Washington Evening Journal

    State Sen. Rich Taylor, D-Mt. Pleasant, is optimistic. Taylor is not only optimistic about the chances of two bills he has filed over the closure of Mental Health Institutes in Mt.

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  6. Cedar Rapids Casino Likely Dead for This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD FOR A CEDAR RAPIDS CASINO, AS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD GRANT THE CITY A GAMBLING LICENSE FOR THE STATE'S FIRST SMOKE FREE CASNIO HAS NOT ADVANCED OUT OF COMMITTEE IN EITHER THE HOUSE OR THE SENATE IN ADVANCE OF FRIDAY'S FUNNEL DEADLINE.

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  7. Bills live and die in face of Iowa Legislative funnelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | KCRG

    The State of Iowa Law Library at the State Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. DES MOINES - Plans to ban cellphone use while driving, make children attend school until age 18, require Iowans to show a photo ID to vote and offer gamblers a smoke-free casino experience fell victim Thursday to a deadline requiring committee approval to remain alive for more work this legislative session.

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  8. Lawmakers weigh tourism, local control in school year debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Newsday

    In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Olivia Haus, 3, of Runnells, dives into a piece of pie in the pie eating contest at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Iowa is one of several states where business owners have expressed growing concern over early school start dates and their effect on lost revenue during critical summer months.

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  9. Cedar Rapids casino plan hopes take double hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | KCRG

    Both Plan A and Plan B for a Cedar Rapids casino took it on the chin this week, Mayor Ron Corbett said Thursday. But he said he continues to search for a new deal.

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  10. Education funding debate continues in Iowa LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Home

    Public school funding continues to be a hot topic in the Iowa Legislature, and a newly proposed bill would divert public school funds to private schools. Supporters say that the bill would help families pay for private school tuition and level the playing field for families.

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  11. League of Women Voters prepared for education topics at forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Home

    You will have a chance to get your questions answered by a few of your local legislators this weekend at the League of Women Voters Legislative Forum. The forum begins at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 11 a.m. or when all questions have been asked.

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

    Mar 5, 2015 | 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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  13. Dems Call On Iowans To 'Pressure' GOP on $chool FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | 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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  14. Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Democrats Not Being 'Adults' on DHS FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | News Max

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the Senate should change its rules to help pass permanent funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Appearing Sunday on "Meet the Press," the California Republican blamed the logjam on President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats, whom he accused of using procedural rules to prevent defunding of Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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  15. the Insiders: Ed Fallon - March 1st Edition, Part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Much of the national attention has been on the Keystone Pipeline which President Obama vetoed this past week. That pipeline would have cut north-south through the United States, but stay west of Iowa.

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  16. High court case threatens independent electoral map drawersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Erie Times News

    "' In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries. The court hears argument Monday in an appeal by Republican lawmakers in Arizona against the state's voter-approved independent redistricting commission for creating the districts of U.S. House members.

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  17. Steven Walters: Six looks at Capitol debate over right-to-work billRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | The Janesville Gazette

    Republican senators returned to unfinished business from the Act 10 controversy that curtailed collective bargaining by public employees in 2011. Last week, they passed a right-to-work bill that says no one could be forced to join a private-sector union, or be forced to pay union dues, to get or keep a job.

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  18. Iowa Senate panel OKs bill on hunting apprenticeshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Home

    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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  19. Rep. Tyler August: Right-to-work legislation is right for WisconsinRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | The Janesville Gazette

    The past couple weeks at the state Capitol have been eventful. Gov. Walker introduced his 2015-17 state budget recommendations to the Legislature.

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  20. Emmet Co. case management gets accreditationRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | The Estherville Spirit

    Emmet County Mental Health Case Management recently received a perfect score in its accreditation application with the Iowa Department of Human Services. Dorothy Christensen, county coordinator of disability services, said the county's last accreditation was four years ago when it received a score of 97 percent.

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