Government

Iowa yearly tourism tops $8 billion again

DES MOINES - For a second consecutive year, tourism expenditures in Iowa topped $8 billion, state officials said Tuesday.Travel-related spending by vi ...

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Iowa pipeline protesters gear up for non-violent ‘direct action’ to halt construction

DES MOINES - The effort to try to keep an underground crude oil pipeline from being built in Iowa is moving from court action to civil disobedience at ...

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Emergency work on old Knutson Building to begin Friday

CEDAR RAPIDS - Emergency work to stabilize the old and severely dilapidated Knutson Building - once on the verge of a wrecking ball - begins Friday, d ...

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Some of Iowa’s homeless vets missing out on help

Scores of Iowa's homeless military veterans are missing out on services available to help them because many do not know about the help, suffer from a ...

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Cedar Rapids adds incentives for housing development projects

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids officials are expanding tax breaks to encourage housing development in commercial areas near large employers and major ame ...

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Medicaid provider payments again the focus of legislative committee meeting

DES MOINES - Michele Meadors wants everyone to remember her face. #x201c;This face could be your body from automobile accident in a heartbeat,#x201d; ...

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750 new trees to be planted along Indian Creek

CEDAR RAPIDS - 750 saplings. That's what $477,966 allocated last week by the Cedar Rapids City Council is going to buy to help reforest a swath of la ...

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Iowa board approves $3.6 billion MidAmerican wind farm

The Iowa Utilities Board has given MidAmerican Energy the green light for the utility's plans for a $3.6 billion wind energy investment, the largest r ...

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Loebsack not optimistic about post-recess congressional activity

CORALVILLE - U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack doesn't expect a flurry of action when Congress reconvenes next week after its two-month district work session.Ot ...

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Should Linn County have five supervisors or three?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Are five supervisors better than three? It was only 10 years ago that Linn County voters weighed in on the size of their Board of Supe ...

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At Iowa Corn Feed, O’Malley says debates will help Clinton pull away

DES MOINES - Hillary Clinton will use the upcoming presidential debates to put some distance between herself and Donald Trump, former primary opponent ...

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Iowa liquor laws being eyed through regulatory, development lenses

ANKENY - State regulators, policymakers and the alcoholic beverages industry are being asked to decide whether Iowa should order up another round of l ...

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Ashton Kutcher endorses Hillary Clinton during Cedar Rapids visit

CEDAR RAPIDS - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton got an endorsement Saturday from an Iowa native and one of Hollywood's biggest stars.As ...

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Trump in Iowa vows to help those who ‘don’t have a voice’

DES MOINES - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump peppered Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast & Ride fundraiser Saturday with some political red m ...

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Fact Checker: Free market exposure would control health care costs

Introduction#x201c; ... There are two areas in U.S. health care which are not protected from free market competition, that is they are subject to free ...

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