Government

U.S. House passes budget boosting military spending, gives Trump border wall money; but there’s a catch

WASHINGTON - The House passed a $790 billion spending bill Thursday that would increase military funding and pave the way for construction of a wall a ...

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Physician-candidate calls for ‘accurate diagnosis’ before U.S. Congress tries to cure health care

TIPTON - If he was to write a prescription for health care, Republican 2nd District U.S. House hopeful Chris Peters would approach it the same way as ...

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Gubernatorial hopefuls pitch to Iowa Democrats

DES MOINES - For the seven Democrats vying for their party's nomination to run for governor of Iowa in 2018, this was a golden opportunity.The Iowa De ...

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Iowa City Pedestrian Mall construction project is topic of open house

IOWA CITY - The public has a chance to get a peek Friday at what the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City will look like after a major upcoming construction e ...

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Ambassador Branstad opens doors to Iowans in China

DES MOINES - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and state Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said Wednesday having Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China has ...

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Ernst opposes Trump’s ban on transgendered military service

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, voiced her opposition Wednesday to President Donald Trump's announcement that transgender individuals won't be allowed t ...

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Iowa gubernatorial hopeful to make splash on Sharknado Week

CEDAR RAPIDS - For many candidates and campaigns, #x201c;GOTV#x201d; means #x201c;get on TV#x201d; rather than #x201c;get out the vote.#x201d;Independ ...

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Wapsipinicon River rises to more than 20 feet in Anamosa

ANAMOSA - A flood warning continued for Jones County this week as the Wapsipinicon River slowly rose to more than 20 feet Wednesday in Anamosa.At 8:45 ...

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Freedom Foundation planning for veterans-only homeless shelter

CEDAR RAPIDS - For veterans struggling with a mental illness or substance abuse, a regular homeless shelter may not be a viable option for emergency h ...

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Grassley opens Russian meddling hearing without star witnesses

Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday opened a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election withou ...

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Iowa Republican leader worries about keeping new voters

URBANDALE - Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann expressed concern Wednesday that new voters who backed President Donald Trump may sour on Republicans if t ...

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Senate dives into health-care debate despite deep divisions within the GOP; proposed repeal and replace bill falls in vote

The Senate embarked on a freewheeling process to rewrite the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, as Republicans overcame deep divisions to bring their pro ...

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Northwest gateway plaza advances in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - A northwest neighborhood plaza that has been in discussion since the 2008 flood is advancing in Cedar Rapids with hopes of substantial ...

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Iowa senators vote to open Obamacare debate

Iowa's two senators voted Tuesday to move forward on an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act but neither gave much insight into what kind of legislatio ...

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Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to #x201c;do the right thing#x201d; and fulfill seven ...

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