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Meanwhile under the golden dome

Welcome back to another year of Legislative Goodness. I'm joined by intrepid reporter Graph Stacker and political analyst Ima Payfordthiss. Anything u ...

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Caucus night flavor lingers on

A bitter caucus aftertaste lingers for Iowa Democrats.Hillary Clinton backers watched their once invincible candidate blow an enormous polling advanta ...

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Time for Iowa Democrats to clean house

Nearly two years ago Iowa Republicans made changes to protect the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Iowa Democrats must now do the same.Republican correct ...

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An Iowa caucus campaign for the ages ends at last

Farewell, American political media industrial complex. Iowans have, at long last, caucused. You're free to pull up your tents and move on. The snowsto ...

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Wendell Willkie is a 2016 cautionary tale

National pundits pondering what a Donald Trump nomination means for the Republican Party and the nation have been reading the tea leaves. They'd be be ...

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As the Iowa Caucuses draw nigh, a quiz to test your patience

So Iowa's caucuses are mere hours away. What a ride it's been. Just think, babies born today were conceived back when Scott Walker was a good bet and ...

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2016 Iowa caucus no rural friend

Thank goodness it's nearly time to pitch the hay bales back in the barn.Presidential candidates - declared and exploring - have been milling about Iow ...

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Backers of Cedar Rapids’ proposed soil ordinance are determined

Todd Dorman, 24 Hour DormanLast fall, I figured the debate in Cedar Rapids over restoring soil on building sites and reducing runoff might begin to un ...

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Huckabee pans power of polls

So Mike Huckabee isn't a fan of polls. Sure, you're probably thinking it's no surprise Mr. Low Single Digits would be critical of obsessive political ...

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Unique federal program focuses on CR families

Cedar Rapids is one of only five cities in the nation chosen for a federal demonstration project to help homeless or near homeless families with an op ...

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Sarah Palin embarrassed herself, again

There's something terribly sordid about schilling for the guy that diminished the distinguished military career of your former presidential running ma ...

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Mixing up caucus cocktails

So maybe the caucus campaign is driving you to drink. Here are some cocktails to try. Hillary's Caucus HighballA shot-and-a-half of 3 a.m. Vodka, situ ...

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Small, determined group can make a difference

Sometimes, when confronted with big challenges, people freeze. But not always. Brandon Carleton is a resident of the Quad Cities who, last May, attend ...

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Consider multi-generational county space

Planning for a potential new public health building, Linn County has an opportunity to turn a good idea into a great one.If approved, the new facility ...

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Luck has smiled upon me

Todd Dorman, 24 Hour DormanChances are, if you're reading this, I've become a billionaire, overnight. After all, I left explicit instructions to delet ...

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