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Allies looking to continue work transforming Cedar Lake

CEDAR RAPIDS — Advocates for the transformation of Cedar Lake just north of downtown Cedar Rapids have found new friends that matter.

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Branstad discharged from Des Moines hospital, resting ‘comfortably’

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad was released from a Des Moines hospital Tuesday morning and is “resting comfortably” at his r ... »

Branstad collapses at public event

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad was to spend Monday night in a Des Moines hospital after falling ill during a speaking engagement earlier in ... »

Medical Cannabidiol card application available

Iowans suffering from chronic epilepsy can now apply for a medical cannabidiol registration card, public health officials announced Monday.

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Tiffin council member Mark Petersen resigns

TIFFIN — With about three years left on his term, Tiffin City Council Member Mark Petersen has resigned, leaving the remaining council to de ... »

Lawmakers question funding for ISU experiment station

DES MOINES — As lawmakers this week continue to debate how to fund Iowa’s public universities, some are asking whether nearly $30 mil ... »

$5.6 million added to Highway 100 expansion

CEDAR RAPIDS — Construction is well underway on the long-awaited, 7.5-mile, $200 million project to extend Highway 100 from Edgewood Road NE ... »

Johnson County municipalities come together to talk housing diversity

Local elected officials have decided to create a multijurisdictional task force to address socio-economic disparities and affordable housing placem ... »

Santorum says GOP needs to appeal to working people

DAVENPORT — Of the current crop of people thinking about running for president in 2016, Rick Santorum probably knows Iowa and its caucuses a ... »

Westboro pickets met by counterprotest

DES MOINES — It wasn’t the largest Statehouse protest inspired by proposed legislation, but it may have been the loudest.

As si ... »

Branstad to candidates: skipping Iowa risky

DES MOINES — “You skip Iowa at your own peril.”

That is the warning Iowa’s Republican governor delivered this wee ... »

Huckabee leaves little doubt about 2016 bid

CEDAR RAPIDS — He didn’t make a formal announcement, but Mike Huckabee left little doubt that he’s in the race for the 2016 GO ... »

Freedom Summit 2015: What they said

Gov. Terry Branstad welcomed the potential presidential candidates to Iowa and declared the 2016 first-in-the-nation Iowa precinct caucus season un ... »

Roadblocks remain to gas tax increase

DES MOINES — Support for an increased gas tax has jumped this year among state leaders and lawmakers, as well as business and advocacy group ... »

Capitol Ideas: A hook to the past

DES MOINES — High on a wall of the ground floor in the Iowa Capitol building is an unlikely historical marker that mostly goes unnoticed by ... »

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