Government

Sen. Joni Ernst joins Democrat Gillibrand on bill aimed at curbing sexual harassment in Congress

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is among the Republicans joining Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, in sponsoring a bill aimed at curbing sexual haras ...

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What end of net neutrality means in Iowa

The Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules is being met with a mix of approval from local internet providers and concern f ...

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Marshalltown Democrat Smith plans to be Iowa House majority leader in 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS - A long shot win by an Alabama Democrat is good news for the nation and Iowa Democrats hoping to flip control of the Iowa House in 2018, ...

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Talks continue on community policing, racial profiling in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Community leaders, NAACP representatives and local law enforcement hope to sign an agreement that would begin a mediation process on ra ...

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Old ‘mansion’ in path of PCI expansion in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Historic preservation advocates on Thursday pushed back on a request to demolish one of the original Cedar Rapids #x201c;mansions,#x201 ...

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Linn County Auditor Miller changes to ‘no party’ affiliation

CEDAR RAPIDS - After more than a decade as Linn County's Democratic Auditor, Joel Miller is dropping the 'D' next to his name.Miller announced Thursda ...

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Democrat wants another candidate to decline PAC money in 1st District U.S. House race

One of the four Democrats running for the 1st District U.S. House nomination is challenging another candidate to not take contributions from political ...

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New southern border makes for more stable Duane Arnold emergency planning zone

CEDAR RAPIDS - Updates to the emergency planning zone surrounding the Duane Arnold Energy Center - used in the event of a nuclear reactor incident - h ...

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Shadow of Kansas hangs over Iowa tax overhaul

DES MOINES - Iowa lawmakers soon will debate whether to cut some state income taxes.That debate likely will include warnings about the rocky road a ne ...

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Small Business Administration leader, in Iowa, says tax cuts will grow economy

DES MOINES - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon said Wednesday she believes federal tax cuts will grow the U.S. economy be ...

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Grassley predicts unity, not loss of Alabama seat, will affect GOP agenda

CEDAR RAPIDS - Not being a political pundit, Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he'll refrain from speculating on what impact a Democratic victory in ...

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Fact Checker: Kim Reynolds’ claims on mental health care support

INTRODUCTION#x201c;Iowa has invested more than $2 billion into the mental health system over the past few years ...#x201d;#x201c;Today 150,000 more Io ...

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Eight sheriffs endorse Hubbell for Iowa governor

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sheriffs in eight counties representing over a third of Iowa's population have endorsed Fred Hubbell for governor. Both Linn County Sh ...

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Corbett supports legalizing sports betting in Iowa

DES MOINES - Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett said Wednesday he would favor legalizing sports betting in Iowa if the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Iowa exports dip concerns Reynolds

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to express concerns to Trump administration officials in Washington this week that talk of U.S. withdrawal from i ...

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