Government

Cedar Rapids concludes annual urban deer hunt

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hunters harvested 146 deer during Cedar Rapids' annual urban deer hunt.Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said 82 hunters ...

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Ice storm costs Iowa more than $2 million in road maintenance

The Iowa Department of Transportation spent more than $2 million during the state's bout with ice and sleet this week.According to the DOT's recently ...

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ACLU of Iowa wants Marion to change public demonstration ordinance

MARION - The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa on Tuesday sent a letter to the city of Marion on behalf of Rick Stewart, former candidate for Lin ...

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University Heights mayor steps down

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - The mayor of a small town within Iowa City has resigned, citing personal reasons.Former University Heights Mayor Wally Heitman an ...

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Iowa City Council unanimously approves resolution concerning local police, immigration enforcement

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Council unanimously approved an immigration policy Tuesday night that makes clear the role of city police in immigration enf ...

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After a week, Iowa House begins introducing legislation

DES MOINES - A week after opening its 2017 session, the Iowa House finally has some bills to work on.No bills were introduced during the first week of ...

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Iowa Ag Secretary Northey willing to listen to job offers from Trump, Reynolds

DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey loves his job, but if he gets a call from Donald Trump - or Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds - he'll answ ...

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Iowans heading to D.C. for inauguration, protests

Iowans are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to be part of history as Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office as the 45th president of the Uni ...

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Local events show resistance to Trump swearing-in

As creative writing instructor Marianne Taylor read words from Allen Ginsberg's "America" on stage Sunday at Coe College, on the same day - and at the ...

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Vilsack departure leaves top USDA post vacant

WASHINGTON - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has left his post a week early with no immediate replacement in sight.Vilsack, a former Iowa gover ...

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Loebsack plans to attend inauguration

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, Iowa's only Democrat in Congress, said through a spokesman Monday he intends as of now to be at President-elect Donald Trump' ...

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Iowa City Council to vote on immigration enforcement resolution

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution concerning local police's role in immigration law enforcement. The resol ...

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Garbage won’t be collected in Cedar Rapids Monday due to storm

Garbage collection will be delayed one day this week in Cedar Rapids for those who normally have their garbage collected on Mondays.City officials sai ...

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Local control takes a beating at the Statehouse

It's shaping up to be a lousy legislative session for Iowa's local governments. But it's not like local officials aren't accustomed to having their au ...

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Health benefits for Iowa public employees up in air

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines BureauDES MOINES - The one thing state troopers, teachers and workers at correctional and mental health facilit ...

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