Government

Why industry-driven Cedar Rapids not worried about having a crisis like Flint

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids is unlikely to face a drinking water crisis from lead contamination like Flint, Mich., despite its industrial roots and fa ...

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Langston lauds power of collaboration, as she prepares to step down

CEDAR RAPIDS - More than a decade in local government can bring many challenges and responsibilities, but if Linda Langston has had one consistent foc ...

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In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim ‘progressive’ mantle

DURHAM - Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, quest ...

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Attempt to delay Medicaid management rules fails

DES MOINES - The state will proceed with planning for private management of Iowa's $5 billion Medicaid program after a legislative rule-making panel o ...

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Podcast: "On Iowa Politics' talks caucus winners and Iowa's first-in-the-nation status

This week on the podcast, reporters talk who won the Democratic caucuses, should there be a GOP do-over and if Iowa will hold its first-in-the-nation ...

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Fact Checker: Joni Ernst and the federal debt

Introduction#x201c;What does $57k mean to you? College tuition? Groceries for your family? Instead it's your share of nat'l debt.#x201d; Source of cla ...

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Democrats should consider Republican-style caucuses, former Obama campaign manager says

DES MOINES - Iowa Democrats should consider altering their presidential caucus procedures to look more like the vote conducted by Republicans, a longt ...

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Democrats seek to end Medicaid privatization

DES MOINES - Legislative Democrats on Thursday declared Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to hire private companies to manage Iowa's $5 billion Medicaid prog ...

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Iowa House panel removes age restrictions on handgun use, proposes lessening other gun restrictions

DES MOINES - An Iowa House committee passed a barrage of gun-related bills Thursday, most of which were similar to proposals that have failed to win l ...

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Cedar Lake group releases $8.8M restoration plan

CEDAR RAPIDS - Leaders of a Cedar Lake advocacy group say an $8.8 million master plan released Thursday could transform the 120-acre lake north of dow ...

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Cedar Rapids proposes ‘hold the line’ budget

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ambroz Recreation Center will close next fiscal year as the new Northwest Recreation Center opens, according to a proposed fiscal 2017 ...

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House bill bars ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions in Iowa

DES MOINES - A House subcommittee Thursday passed a bill aimed at curbing government sanctuary policies whereby state or local officials fail to share ...

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Trump accuses Cruz of stealing Iowa caucuses through ‘fraud’

NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday accused rival Ted Cruz of stealing a victory in the Iowa caucuses and called fo ...

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Parties could be nearing agreement in church’s lawsuit against Chauncey project

IOWA CITY - Parties involved in a local church's ongoing lawsuit against Iowa City objecting to the proposed 15-story Chauncey tower could reach a set ...

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U.S. Republican Rand Paul suspends 2016 White House campaign

WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican Rand Paul suspended his 2016 presidential bid on Wednesday after his small-government campaign failed to gain traction wi ...

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