Boisterous crowd greets Iowa House speaker

CLEAR LAKE - Eighty-seven-year-old Leona Straw had no idea her polite question about teacher retention would ignite the crowd at a legislative forum F ...

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Iowa City police employee to be recognized for 50 years of service

IOWA CITY - A man who has served the Iowa City Police Department in varying capacities for 50 years is being recognized next week.Dave Harris is to be ...

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Joel Biggs Sr.

JOEL BIGGS SR. Quasqueton Joel Gilson Biggs Sr., 92, of Quasqueton, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at home surrounded by his loved ones. ...

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Virginia judge gives OK to new Trump travel ban

A Virginia federal judge ruled in favor of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Friday, saying the president's inflammatory comments about bann ...

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Letter: Opportunity lost to meet with lawmakers

I've gone to the Linn County League of Women Voters legislative forums for years. It's a great way to hear legislators field questions directly from t ...

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Desperate Haitians living in caves, eating toxic plants in post-hurricane Haiti

Almost six months after deadly Hurricane Matthew destroyed crops and livestock along Haiti's southern peninsula, life has become so desperate that Hai ...

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Wayne Bugin

STRAWBERRY POINT Wayne Francis Burgin, 88, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Leonard-Muller Funeral Home & Crematory, Strawberry Point.

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Virginia judge gives OK to new Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Virginia on Friday declined to issue another injunction against President Donald Trump's second travel ban.The ruling by Anthony Tr ...

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Maxine Looney

MAXINE LOONEY Vinton Maxine Looney, 94, of Vinton, formerly of Solon and North Liberty, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Windsor Manor ...

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Letter: Some voters may lose right to vote

Let's say you are a committed voter who has studied the issues and strongly supports a certain candidate. Shortly before the election you check to be ...

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560 Alliant customers without electricity in Cedar Rapids after power pole damaged by backhoe

CEDAR RAPIDS - Update: According to the Alliant website, most customers have had their energy restored. Prevous Coverage: A few hundred Alliant Ener ...

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Letter: Tax cuts reason why state is broke

What is going on in Des Moines? It is reported another $131 million is to be added to the $118 million January budget deficit. Republicans first argu ...

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Virginia Bradke

HOPKINTON Virginia Bradke, 85, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.

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YouTube hate videos snare Ikea ads as Google works to solve problem

Major advertisers across Europe and Asia are still appearing alongside extremist YouTube videos days after technology giant Google said it was taking ...

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Gummy bear giant to build first North American plant

MILWAUKEE - The German giant that originated the gummy bear will open its first North American candy factory in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., bringing hundr ...

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