Government

Officials launch security review for Iowa prisons after weekend escape

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday state corrections officials have launched a “total review” of security procedures ... »

State on alert after HIV outbreak in Indiana

DES MOINES — An outbreak of HIV cases in rural Indiana delivers a dire warning to states with similar rural pockets, such as Iowa, even as th ... »

‘Stability and predictability’ needed for school funding, Branstad says

DES MOINES — “Stability and predictability” were chosen over an extra $55.7 million for Iowa’s public schools.

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Atmosphere improving at Iowa City Ped Mall

IOWA CITY — Things are looking up at the Ped Mall, one of Iowa City’s premier gathering places.

“It’s a much frie ... »

Some Iowa small towns are growing, despite statewide trends

CEDAR RAPIDS — While most small town Iowans still describe their communities as safe and friendly, their close-knit fabric is beginning to f ... »

Profile: Jeff Kaufmann’s ‘sense of pragmatism’

DES MOINES — After years of teaching history to community college students, Wilton Republican Jeff Kaufmann had a hand last November in help ... »

Iowa Civil Rights Act turns 50

IOWA CITY — In the past few weeks, the issue of civil rights in the United States has taken center stage.

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Marion library board wants to move ahead on mixed-use project

MARION — It could be change again, as soon as next spring, for the Marion Public Library when a new building could be under construction, of ... »

Hillary Clinton set for campaign stops in Iowa City, Ottumwa

DES MOINES — Front-running Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be making a return trip to Iowa next week.

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Loebsack says he's learning to be leader

JOHNSTON — Dave Loebsack says he is finding his way in his new role of carrying the flag for Democrats in Iowa.

When he was re-electe ... »

Cedar Rapids sets hotel/motel tax allocation for next three years

CEDAR RAPIDS — In early 2010, just-elected Mayor Ron Corbett convened members of the local arts and cultural community to warn them that the ... »

Rand Paul touts ability to beat Hillary Clinton in C.R. visit

CEDAR RAPIDS — GOP presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was in Cedar Rapids on Thursday looking past the deep field of Repub ... »

Iowa Catholic leaders: Politicians must address climate change

ANKENY — Catholics must implore their political leaders to take action on climate change, and politicians must possess the courage to act, I ... »

GoDaddy to shift 130 jobs to downtown Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — Competition among cities in the Cedar Rapids metro area for employers and jobs turned into a bit of a clash of incentive offe ... »

Rains help curb raucous behavior at Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area

OXFORD — Wet weather has taken care of what the Iowa Department of Natural Resources set out to do last month: put a halt to illegal practic ... »