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Iowa road funding plan calls for 10-cent gas tax increase

DES MOINES — Details began to emerge Wednesday of a road funding proposal that may be introduced soon, while a long line of special interest ... »

Iowa DOT urging lawmakers to change law so snowplows can have blue and white lights

Iowa transportation officials want to study whether blue and white lights on snowplows will reduce crashes, but state law reserves those colors for ... »

Grassley criticizes current Justice Department as nomination hearings open

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley launched the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing into the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be at ... »

Uber urges Iowa City area residents to speak up

IOWA CITY — With one vote left on several proposed changes to Iowa City’s taxicab and ride-sharing regulations, Uber officials are ca ... »

Legislators not convinced new budget will help 2-year schools

DES MOINES — Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter tried to allay lawmakers’ fears that rewarding public universities for enroll ... »

Iowa House Republicans approve school funding; Democrats decry proposal

DES MOINES — State funding of Iowa’s K-12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill p ... »

Council picks up tab for Highway 100 ramps

CEDAR RAPIDS — City Council members Tuesday night denounced the Iowa Department of Transportation for its decision to stick the city with the ... »

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 ... »

Settlement reached for one of two remaining Iowa City cottages

IOWA CITY — A court settlement has been reached for one of the two remaining mid-19th century cottages on Dubuque Street.

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State of the City: Marion mayor touts city, private development

MARION — Marion had a busy year in 2014, and 2015 is shaping up to be even busier, according to Mayor Allen “Snooks” Bouska. ... »

Community college presidents: Funding needed to meet Iowa workforce needs

DES MOINES — Community college presidents presented a generally upbeat picture of Iowa’s two-year college system role in meeting pres ... »

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 ... »

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