Government

Uncertainty over Medicaid changes pervasive at Cedar Rapids forum

One word could summarize Tuesday's Medicaid forum hosted by former Gov. Chet Culver: Confusion. The more than 50 Medicaid recipients and caregivers wh ...

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Iowa House bill would prohibit use of aborted fetal tissue for research

DES MOINES - Using fetal tissue from abortions for research or for sale would be prohibited in Iowa under a bill that advanced Tuesday in the Iowa Hou ...

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Trump, Sanders win U.S. nominating contests in New Hampshire; Kasich secures key second place

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nomin ...

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Rubio needs strong New Hampshire showing to rebut debate critics

MANCHESTER, N.H. - A week ago, it looked like the stars were aligning for Marco Rubio. Now, as New Hampshire holds its pivotal primary on Tuesday, the ...

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Senate passes 4 percent school funding increase for fiscal 2018

DES MOINES - Democrats who control the Iowa Senate voted 26-24 Tuesday to approve across-the-board and categorical increases of 4 percent in funding t ...

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Ernst supports sanctioning North Korea for nuclear test, rocket launch

DES MOINES - Sen. Joni Ernst is supporting additional sanction on North Korea in response to the rogue nation's recent tests of a hydrogen bomb and a ...

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Group gets design help with ‘Sleeping Giant’ linking Cedar River Trail to greater network

CEDAR RAPIDS - A national firm is providing a pro-bono assist with the design of a 650-foot pedestrian and bike span over the Cedar River that would u ...

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Iowa lawmakers would end ‘sanctuary cities’

DES MOINES - A bill aimed at eliminating so-called sanctuary communities in Iowa won approval from the House Public Safety Committee Tuesday despite a ...

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Attorney tells pipeline regulators they can take safety, environment into account

DES MOINES - Iowa utility regulators are authorized to weigh safety risks and expand environmental protections for a proposed interstate crude oil pip ...

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Developers aim to restart new Riley’s site in Marion

MARION - Developers plan to reboot a failed construction project in uptown Marion this spring after the roof collapsed on the property, requiring the ...

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Will Iowa finally rule on Bakken pipeline?

Iowa remains the last hurdle to a 1,168-mile crude oil pipeline from North Dakota's Bakken and Three Forks regions, through South Dakota and Iowa, to ...

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Iowa politicians scuffle over Medicaid plan; former Gov. Culver weighs in

As Iowa moves closer to the March 1 transition date that would shift the state's $5 billion Medicaid program to three out-of-state managed-care compan ...

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Residents check out Marion Library Director finalists

MARION - The three finalists for the Marion Public Library director position met with residents Monday night, individually selling the audience on why ...

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U.S. Senate confirms Rebecca Ebinger as federal judge in Southern District

Fifth Judicial District Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate 83-0 to become only the second female district judge in ...

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Traffic camera bill faces yellow light

DES MOINES - A proposal that could result in county clerks of court processing hundreds of thousands of citations generated by traffic enforcement cam ...

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