Government

Building casinos downtown grows more popular in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY - As the license for the Argosy riverboat casino was expiring a few years ago, Sioux City officials wanted to renew it but move gambling to ...

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GOP priorities of lowering taxes, increasing school choice at risk in Iowa

DES MOINES - It took three patches totaling more than $260 million in cutting spending and taking out IOUs, but the books on the state budget year tha ...

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New U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan Jr. sworn in Thursday

CEDAR RAPIDS - Peter Deegan, Jr. was sworn in Thursday as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.Deegan was nominated by President Donald ...

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Marion council passes updated public demonstration ordinance

MARION - The Marion City Council on Thursday passed a new ordinance for public demonstrations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and the city ...

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Packed races in store for Linn County city elections

With the candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 7 election passing Thursday, voters in several Linn County communities will see multiple contested rac ...

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Johnson County voters have full slate of candidates for Nov. 7 election

Voters face contested races in several of Johnson County's largest cities, including Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and University Heights.With ...

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DACA renewal workshops in Iowa City available for those hoping to renew status

IOWA CITY - Eastern Iowans who are part of the federal Deferred Action Childhood Arrival - or DACA - program are getting the chance this week to renew ...

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Joni Ernst greeted by lively town hall crowd in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - Healthcare was at the top of voters' agendas at a town hall meeting with U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst in Iowa City on Friday, even as the latest a ...

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Watch Replay: Sen. Joni Ernst holds town hall meeting in Iowa City

Watch Live as The Gazette streams Sen. Joni Ernst's town hall meeting in Iowa City. Sen. Ernst is expected to cover topics from health care to the economy.

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Corbett: Casino license for Cedar Rapids unlikely

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids mayor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett cast doubt Friday on whether a contentious bid for a gambling license be ...

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Iowa state budget issues become gubernatorial campaign topic

Gov. Kim Reynolds' political foes believe the bruised condition of the state budget makes her vulnerable for election in 2018.That much was clear this ...

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Ernst blames Democrats for health care impasse

CHARLES CITY - With a Senate vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill looming, that topic was the main focus of discussion Thursday afternoon for S ...

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National populist group endorses Cathy Glasson for Iowa governor

CEDAR RAPIDS - A day after formally entering the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, Coralville nurse and union president Cathy Glasson h ...

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Cedar Rapids incentive program helping bank implement stormwater management project

CEDAR RAPIDS - When finished, the plot of land at the corner of Sixth Street and First Avenue NE in downtown Cedar Rapids is likely to look like a sim ...

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Lemi Tilahun, 27, announces bid for Cedar Rapids mayor

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man who has been active in political campaigns is running for mayor.Lemi Tilahun, 27, said he is running to be involved ...

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