Government

Riverfront Crossing might require affordable housing

IOWA CITY — With support from the city council, there’s a possibility that much of the future residential development in Iowa City&#x ... »

Friends of Cedar Lake get surprise $25,000 grant from 100+ Men Who Care and 100+ Women Who Care

CEDAR RAPIDS — Friends of Cedar Lake have gotten some new financial backing.

The local groups, 100+ Men Who Care and 100+ Women Who Ca ... »

Branstad defends Medicaid bidding

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad is defending his administration’s handling of the bidding process for companies looking to manage th ... »

Grants to improve broadband access in several parts of rural Iowa

DES MOINES — A federal infusion of $53.2 million in grants that four companies will use to build out high-speed broadband to nearly 90,000 un ... »

Polls: Trump, Carson fight it out in Iowa

Two new polls put Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in a close contest in the Republican presidential race in Iowa.

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Newstrack: Ban on powdered alcohol sales could get second look

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Citing a variety of health and safety concerns as well as questions about whether it is socially responsible way to sell and consu ... »

Cedar Rapids library backers get their signatures

CEDAR RAPIDS — Voters here will get a chance at the Nov. 3 city election to approve or reject a property-tax increase of 27 cents per $1,000 ... »

Santorum to visit 99th county Tuesday

WAUKEE — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum plans to be the first 2016 presidential candidate to complete a “full Grassley” ... »

Rural Iowa getting more broadband as Gov. Branstad lauds infrastructure spending

Four communications providers have received more than $53 million in federal funds to expand high-speed Internet service to nearly 90,000 rural Iow ... »

Huckabee chides Clinton, Obama in Vinton stop

VINTON — GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Republicans are not terrorists for seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, while attack ... »

Obama to give North America’s highest peak its original name on Alaska trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest m ... »

Harkin pushes progressive agenda in Des Moines address

DES MOINES — Tom Harkin is calling for a progressive agenda that would rival any the liberal lion presented during his 40 years in Congress. ... »

Martin O’Malley courts young voters in Iowa City stop

IOWA CITY — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley attempted to gather young voter support for his run for the White House Sunday after ... »

Longtime Iowa City resident running for council seat

IOWA CITY — Longtime Iowa City resident Pauline Taylor will be adding competition to the Iowa City Council’s District A race.

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Branstad’s salary in the bottom half of states’ top executives

DES MOINES — Iowa’s $130,000 yearly gubernatorial salary — unchanged since 2005 — has slipped to 28th nationally in a s ... »