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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 ... »

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Zoning application withdrawn for cottage property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 ... »

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