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Coral Ridge Mall murder suspect to be tried in Story County

IOWA CITY — A North Liberty man charged with fatally shooting a young woman in the Coral Ridge Mall in June will be tried in Story County, w ... »

Branstad names Iowa justice policy reform panel

ANKENY — Minority leaders in Iowa left a daylong summit on racial disparity issues Friday with newfound hope that Gov. Terry Branstad and ot ... »

Second presidential finalist sees ‘tremendous opportunities’ for University of Iowa

IOWA CITY — Faculty, staff and students lined up Friday to drill the second of four University of Iowa presidential candidates on topics inc ... »

Project-based students more engaged, data show

CEDAR RAPIDS — In the first year of broad implementation in Cedar Rapids schools of project-based learning programs, participating students ... »

Investigator testifies Little confessed to killing his “best friend;” lawyers debate if confession should be admitted

A Cedar Rapids police investigator testified during a hearing Friday that Bobbie Little told him in June 2014 that he killed his “best frien ... »

Branstad sticking by ‘old friend’ Chinese president

ANKENY — Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday he is sticking by his “old friend” Chinese President Xi Jinping, even as a growing ch ... »

Cargill closing Coralville office

Cargill Animal Nutrition plans to close its office in Coralville on Jan 31.

Minneapolis-based Cargill, which operates corn and soybean proces ... »

Man smoked meth because he was ‘bored.’ Iowa City police report

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man told police earlier this year that boredom drove him to smoke some meth.

On May 12 around 4:40 a.m., offi ... »

Fact Checker: Was Bernie Sanders right in his burn of paid family leave

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“First of all, we have got to end the international embarrassment of being the only m ... »

Iowa farmers commit to nutrient reduction

More than 1,800 Iowa farmers have applied for $3.5 million in state cost-share funds to install nutrient reduction practices.

The Iowa Depart ... »

Ely man pleads guilty to firearm, drug charges

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Ely man set to go to trial next week instead pleaded Friday to firearms and drug charges.

Matthew Robbins, 42, plea ... »

Caching in Linn County receives award for geocaching program

Sometimes, it can be hard to “unplug.”

But, it turns out, there’s a way to turn your phone attachment into an outdoor a ... »

Mayor Ron Corbett launches ‘conservative think tank’

CEDAR RAPIDS — Perhaps Mayor Ron Corbett never came all the way back from his days at the Statehouse and from his time in the late 1990s as ... »

Upgrades coming to University of Iowa president’s home, offices

IOWA CITY — The 13,000-square-foot University of Iowa president’s house, which stands on a bluff overlooking the Iowa River, is old & ... »

Here are the 8 candidates running for Iowa City Council

IOWA CITY — The stage has been set for the next Iowa City Council election.

With three incumbents and five newcomers on the Nov. 3 bal ... »