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After Sept. 1 schedule ruling, Iowa schools prepare for possible calendar shift

DES MOINES — The school year appears headed for a significant shift.

A new state education department edict may force districts to st ... »

Jones County’s Center Junction to consider disbanding

With scarcely more than 100 people, the Jones County town of Center Junction is considering disbanding as residents struggle to cover the costs of ... »

Emails: Company works to protect camera use

CEDAR RAPIDS — An automated traffic camera company that collects millions of dollars from lawbreaking motorists worked behind the scenes to ... »

Iowa National Guard prepares to help in West Africa

WASHINGTON, Iowa — The panic that flared when Ebola burst upon the national consciousness this fall has largely subsided, according to soldi ... »

Obtaining healthcare coverage not easy for all in Iowa

Isaiah Newsome likes to play sports and hang out with friends, like any 17-year-old. But most of the time these activities are cut short as his bod ... »

Latham: Caucuses more important than Iowa straw poll

JOHNSTON — If it comes down to a choice between precinct caucuses and the Iowa GOP straw poll, U.S. Rep. Tom Latham is squarely on the side ... »

Despite political donations, Regents argue actions remain apolitical

Over the past 16 years, Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter has made more than $1.4 million in political contributions, including more than ... »

North Liberty to consider letting urban chickens stay for good

NORTH LIBERTY — Daniela Williams has been raising chickens at her home in a subdivision on the north side of town for about a year.

He ... »

Departing Rep. Latham still holds out hope for ‘grand bargain’

JOHNSTON — Retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Latham remains hopeful for a so-called grand bargain between the Obama administration and the Republican-c ... »

Podcast: On Iowa Politics discuss Jeb Bush, and other potential 2016 Presidential nominees

This week's show features discussion on the likelihood of Jeb Bush running for President, what candidate may emerge as the Democratic nominee for 2 ... »

Book closes on 63-month LOST for flood recovery

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials have issued a final report that details how the city spent $94.773 million raised for flood-related programs v ... »

Cedar Rapids police conduct railroad enforcement sting

CEDAR RAPIDS — The cab of a 121-ton Union Pacific locomotive, for most, is a different way to travel through downtown Cedar Rapids.

O ... »

P&Z Commission recommends landmark status for cottages

IOWA CITY -- Another Iowa City committee has given approval of historic landmark designation for three mid-19th century cottages.

The Plann ... »

Study touts economic benefits of Iowa casinos

DES MOINES — An industry-commissioned study has found that Iowa's 18 state-licensed gaming casinos account for $2.5 billion in economic activ ... »

Marion sets aside deadline to give waste-to-fuel idea more time

MARION — City leaders are setting aside a deadline to give Maryland-based Fiberight LLC more time to start construction and get its proposed ... »

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