Government

League of Women Voters plans four candidate forums

CEDAR RAPIDS - The League of Women Voters Linn County has scheduled four legislative candidate forums.- Candidates in House 67, an open seat, Republic ...

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Small community of Sutliff expecting minimal flood damage

SUTLIFF - For the small, unincorporated community of Sutliff, history doesn't actually seem to be repeating itself.Sutliff, a Cedar River town in the ...

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FEMA payments may not come for some without flood insurance

CEDAR RAPIDS - Some who received individual disaster payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the city's historic flood of 2008 ...

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Blum, Loebsack all for expedited Corps review of Cedar Rapids flood project

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the Cedar River was rising to major flood level, members of the Iowa's U.S. House delegation called for construction of the Cedar Ra ...

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Linn County taxes to be delayed one month; Branstad expects to request federal flood disaster declaration

JOHNSTON - Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will seek a presidential disaster declaration for 17 counties hit by flooding, and he believes da ...

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Trump will defend religious liberty, running mate tells Iowans

DES MOINES - Mike Pence described Donald Trump as a defender of faith and religion in his remarks to roughly 600 Christian conservatives in Iowa on Sa ...

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Fact Checker: Attack ad on Monica Vernon’s spending

Introduction#x201c;Iowans have been stunned to hear (Monica) Vernon voted to increase property taxes and utility fees. Bewildered, that she wanted to ...

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Clinton returning to Iowa Thursday

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will return to Iowa for a campaign appearance Thursday - the first day of early voting in the state. ...

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First debate, first impression to shape remainder of campaign

CEDAR RAPIDS - First impressions matter, even - or especially - in presidential debates.Although the 2016 presidential campaign has been underway in e ...

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Gov. Branstad activates Iowa National Guard for flood response; disaster declarations issued for 13 counties

JOHNSTON - Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday afternoon activated the Iowa National Guard and issued disaster declarations for 13 northern and Eastern Iowa ...

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North Liberty ramps faces heavy interstate congestion

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's become a common sight on Interstate 380's North Liberty offramps - snarled traffic.During afternoon rush hour, a logjam of vehicle ...

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Another poll shows double-digit lead for Grassley

DES MOINES - Another poll shows a double-digit lead for longtime incumbent Chuck Grassley in his bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.Grassley, a ...

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Ernst ‘horrified’ by another threat of C.R. flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS - Eight years ago Joni Ernst was #x201c;boots on the ground#x201d; with the Iowa Army National Guard helping Cedar Rapids cope with histo ...

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Hearing on Kinnick-like house continues Sept. 30

IOWA CITY - An Iowa City Board of Adjustment hearing regarding whether a Decorah man should be allowed to build a home in Iowa City resembling Kinnick ...

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Linn County preps for potential flooding

Linn County officials are gearing up for what is expected to be flooding along the Cedar River more than eight feet above major flood stage.The Linn C ...

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