Government

Newstrack: Shining a brighter light on city streets

Background

Alliant Energy had been studying replacing the high-pressure sodium light bulb casting a yellowish-orange glow on downtowns and re ... »

Capitol Ideas: Neighboring states leaving Iowa in the slow lane

DES MOINES — Iowa is at risk of getting left in the dust, but lawmakers aren’t showing much concern.

Nebraska has raised its in ... »

Iowa students doing well despite funding disputes

DES MOINES — While state lawmakers remain deadlocked in a weekslong donnybrook over how much to spend on kindergarten-through-grade-12 publi ... »

GOP hopefuls test messages before social conservative

WAUKEE — The stakes were high.

“Probably one of them will turn out leading our nation,” emcee Kayne Robinson said ... »

Dismissing, pleading down school bus violations double since Kadyn's Law

School bus drivers say the judicial system is putting children at risk by letting motorists who pass school buses illegally off the hook.

R ... »

Clinton’s Iowa presence grows in her absence

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was in Iowa for just a couple of days on her first campaign swing this month.

And although sh ... »

Branstad signs law authorizing EpiPen use by Iowa school workers

DES MOINES — Students or staff members in schools across Iowa who have allergy-related health issues will be able to breathe easier next sch ... »

Iowa law takes on guardian wrongdoing

DES MOINES — Misty Davis of Cedar Rapids hopes a bill Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law Friday will let her re-establish ties with her bro ... »

Section of Cedar Rapids City Hall mural recreated

CEDAR RAPIDS — An image that was likely removed from a Depression Era mural because of its message has been restored at the recommendation o ... »

Horizons, Neighborhood Transportation Services merging

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two Corridor service agencies are merging as part of a move officials say will make two good organizations into one great one ... »

State panel rejects Cedar Rapids budget appeal

DES MOINES — The State Appeal Board ruled Friday the city of Cedar Rapids acted properly and within its home rule authority to adopt a $513 ... »

North Liberty’s Ranshaw House could see updates with potential grant

Area officials are hopeful a state grant will provide the necessary funds to complete interior renovations to one of North Liberty’s oldest ... »

Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks GOP cattle call and Iowa caucuses

This week's show includes discussion on another GOP cattle call and why Iowa Republicans often don't pick the eventual presidential nominee in the ... »

Linn’s Langston wants to consider meeting videos

CEDAR RAPIDS — There is video and there is bad video.

So marginal is the quality of video from Linn County Auditor Joel Miller’ ... »

Military dad's early return surprises teen at Capitol ceremony

DES MOINES — Samantha Frey's dream came true.

The Parkersburg teenager experienced a joyous reunion when her military father returnin ... »