Government

Plaintiffs file new complaints over speed cameras

CEDAR RAPIDS — Motorists suing over automated traffic camera services here are challenging the camera's calibration process, the appeals pro ... »

Majority status may trump Iowa’s lost seniority in Washington

DES MOINES — Some of Iowa’s political clout in the nation’s capitol will diminish when retiring Sen. Tom Harkin and 3rd Distri ... »

Iowa City to lobby against losing tax revenue for multiresidential structures

Nearly two-year old property tax reform legislation is finding new ways to concern local governments.

The Iowa Department of Revenue’s ... »

Iowa’s rest area sponsorship program could grow

The Iowa Department of Transportation hopes to expand its rest area sponsorship program as the program heads into its second year.

The depart ... »

Corridor agencies helping with meals for Thanksgiving

Growing up, Beth Babka remembers celebrating Thanksgiving with her family. She and her five brothers would play, goof off and eat.

This Thank ... »

Branstad testifies in discrimination suit

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad was deposed Wednesday by an attorney representing a former state official who claims he was discriminated a ... »

Premium gas shortages causes outages at the pump

Parts of the upper Midwest, including Eastern Iowa, are experiencing a shortage of premium gasoline, which also is used to create the non-ethanol b ... »

North Liberty ordinance would enforce cleanup for meth labs

NORTH LIBERTY — Officials are hoping new city ordinances will better establish local enforcement on meth lab cleanup and drug paraphernalia. ... »

Iowa’s congressional delegation pushes for wind tax credit extension as session winds down

WASHINGTON — With less than three weeks left until the 113th Congress adjourns, Iowa lawmakers are calling on their colleagues to pass a win ... »

Council to vote on $1.8 million TIF for apartment building

IOWA CITY — City officials have recommended the city provide financial aid to a local developer’s proposed 96-unit apartment complex. ... »

Iowa city using inflatable dam to hold back flooding

WAVERLY — This flood-ravaged Cedar River community took an approach quite different from that of Cedar Rapids in protecting itself from futu ... »

Protesters unite in Iowa City in support of Ferguson

IOWA CITY — When Tayo Ajose goes into a store, she’s careful to hold the item she wants to buy prominently in front of her body. The ... »

Freshman orientation is 'data overload' for congressman-elect Blum

CEDAR RAPIDS — Rod Blum started a software company from scratch and grew it to more than 300 employees, so he knows a little about the steep ... »

Study: Health centers underprepared for ACA patients

Community health care centers and rural health clinics are underprepared to properly deal with a jump in demand for primary care services and incre ... »

Rand Paul calls for war declaration

Potential 2016 presidential hopeful Rand Paul was touting his plan to declare war on ISIS, the Sunni extremist group in Iraq and Syria, telling an ... »

 close  don't show again