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Cedar Rapids, Iowa City school board races take shape

When the next Iowa City school board takes office after the Sept. 8 election, five of its seven members could be new.

In a race for five seat ... »

Man who launched Decorah eagles webcam dies Bob Anderson helped save peregrine falcons

DECORAH — The Decorah eagles’ best friend and an inspiration to the thousands of raptor enthusiasts he helped create died suddenly Mo ... »

It’s doubtful Trump will be GOP nominee, Branstad says

DES MOINES — Donald Trump’s celebrity status and name recognition have elevated his poll standings, Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday, ... »

North Liberty ‘womb literacy’ initiative will help expecting parents

NORTH LIBERTY — A new ‘womb literacy’ program at the North Liberty Community Library is aiming to help expecting parents incor ... »

Farmland values moderate in Iowa

Prices and demand for farmland continue to moderate in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, according to a new study by Farm Credit Services o ... »

Gallery: Rain falls on Johnson County Fair, but the fair goes on

Visitors to the 2015 Johnson County Fair had to put up with some rain Tuesday, but the inconvenience didn’t stop the fair attendees from tak ... »

C.R. hiring freeze over: Hiring 4 new police officers gets go-ahead

CEDAR RAPIDS — So much for the temporary freeze on new spending that City Manager Jeff Pomeranz imposed two weeks ago to give him and the Ci ... »

Help name Iowa’s Megabus

Is Iowa the “wild prairie rose” or “The Hawkeye State”? Or maybe it’s “The Tall Corn State.”

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Iowa crops generally ‘in good condition’

Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are generally “in good condition,” according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, desp ... »

Iowa poultry industry restocks, worries about bird flu recurrence this fall

DES MOINES — Poultry and egg producers in Iowa are gradually rebuilding stocks hard hit by Avian influenza with the help of $700 million in ... »

The high cost of low returns and yields

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. No one knew it at the time, but the 1980s were the Golden Age of Retirement. Pensions were generous bac ... »

Comedy night to benefit young North Liberty child with cancer

A group of local comedians is coming together to raise money for the family of a North Liberty girl who has a rare form of cancer.

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Regents propose 3 percent tuition hike for spring

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents is considering upping resident undergraduate tuition by 3 percent for the spring 2016 semester, representin ... »

Americans with Disabilities Act settlement requires Cedar Rapids to spend millions on accessibility

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two days after the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law, the City Council approved a ... »

SuperValu considers spinning off fast-growing Save-A-Lot business

MINNEAPOLIS — SuperValu said Tuesday it’s looking to spin off its heavy-discount Save-A-Lot supermarket chain into a separate company ... »