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City leaders celebrate bus shelter renovation, talk upcoming bus app

CEDAR RAPIDS — Last December city bus patrons returned to what had been the city’s flood-damaged, abandoned Ground Transportation Cen ... »

State offers 1 percent base pay increase to union workers

DES MOINES — State negotiators offered a 1 percent across-the-board pay raise for each of the next two fiscal years Monday to members of two ... »

Hagel resigning as defense secretary, official says

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said President Barack Obama and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "arrived together" at ... »

Impact of Obama’s immigration action on Iowa unclear, Branstad says

DES MOINES — The impact of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration in Iowa is unknown, Gov. Terry Branstad said Mond ... »

Turkeys ‘Cinnamon’ and ‘Cranberry’ pardoned by Governor Branstad

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau

DES MOINES — “Cinnamon” and “Cranberry” will spend Thanksgiv ... »

Zoning application withdrawn for cottage property

IOWA CITY — The rezoning application that »

Marion named ‘Home Base’ community by Gov. Branstad

More than 60 companies in Marion have pledged to hire veterans in connection with Iowa’s “Home Base Community” program.

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Medical marijuana advocates to push for changes

DES MOINES — Limited use of medical marijuana is legal in Iowa, thanks to a law enacted earlier this year.

Medical marijuana advocates ... »

Archaeologists at work to protect past from future flood-protection system

CEDAR RAPIDS — Archaeologists struck out three years ago trying to find signs of first permanent settler Osgood Shepherd’s 1830s cabi ... »

Third-attempt U.S. House candidates are 0-and-10 in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Misery may love company, but for three-time unsuccessful congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks, company is no subst ... »

Veterans disability system strays from purpose

The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor.

“Shame on you,” the ... »

Branstad expects ‘challenging’ state budget cycle

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad opened what he called a “challenging” budget cycle Friday with hearings on a fiscal 2016 spendin ... »

Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Steve King, illegal immigration, Hillary Clinton, and the Harkin Steak Fry

This week's show features discussion on Rep. Steve King's upcoming event that has potential 2016 GOP presidential nominees in attendance, the likel ... »

Budget-tightening as Solid Waste Agency confronts changing trash landscape

CEDAR RAPIDS — Special cash credits that the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency gives each year to the local communities that use t ... »

Branstad: New regent will be named in “not-too-distant future”

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday he expects to fill the vacancy on the state Board of Regents created by Nicole Carroll's resigna ... »

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