Iowa

Clintons push for Iowa Democrats in 2014

INDIANOLA — Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon rallying support for Iowa Democratic candidates, testing the 2016 presidential waters in the nation's kickoff nominating state, and [...]

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In accepting tributes, Harkin asks one more election favor

INDIANOLA — It was Sen. Tom Harkin's party, but he also was the guest of honor as speaker after speaker praised and thanked him for 40 years of service in Congress.

The Iowa Democrat, who will retire from the U.S. Senate in January, [...]

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Panel proposes Iowa grow, process and dispense medical marijuana

DES MOINES — A legislative study panel Thursday recommended Iowa lawmakers develop a program next session to produce, process and dispense medical marijuana to address shortcomings in a new state law regarding access and standards to cannab [...]

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With a break looming, Iowa’s legislators in Washington still have issues

WASHINGTON — The last few weeks of work for Congress before a break are shaping up to be both brief and busy — and not boring.

And Iowa's senators, Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin, have items they want to check off their to-do li [...]

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Iowa health agency approves cannabis oil ID card rules

DES MOINES — A state panel Wednesday approved rules effective Jan. 30 for issuing photo identification registration cards as a legal protection for Iowans authorized to possession marijuana-derived cannabis oil for medical use to treat or a [...]

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Iowa officials push for increase in human services budget

DES MOINES — State human services officials Tuesday began work on a fiscal 2016 state budget proposal that seeks to spend an extra $134 million to cover shrinking federal match money and implementing new commitments made by the Legislature [...]

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Supporters urge streamlined regulations for marijuana oil

DES MOINES — Life as a parent of a child with epilepsy is hectic enough, Kim Novy says. On Tuesday, she asked the state for a little help.

Novy encouraged the Iowa Department of Public Health and a state rule-making committee to make [...]

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Iowa to reduce number of deer licenses

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau

DES MOINES — Fewer does will be hunted this year in Iowa under changes adopted Tuesday by the state.

The state will issue 10,000 fewer hunting licenses for antlerless deer this year, [...]

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Six governors meet with Japanese officials in Des Moines

DES MOINES — Participants at the 2014 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association meeting got a heavy dose Monday of international goodwill, gubernatorial sales pitches and posturing from high-level negotiators working to hammer out a trade agreement in [...]

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Branstad names McGovern acting worker’s comp commissioner

CEDAR RAPIDS — Michelle “Miki” McGovern has been named acting Workers’ Compensation Commissioner effective immediately, by Gov. Terry Branstad.

She succeeds Christopher Godfrey, who resigned to take a federal posi [...]

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Iowa’s state auditor alleges improper billing by attorneys

DES MOINES — State Auditor Mary Mosiman issued a report Thursday alleging contracted Iowa attorneys improperly billed the State Public Defender’s Office for hours and miles they claimed for reimbursement in representing indigent defe [...]

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Iowa to host 2016 governors’ summer meeting

DES MOINES — Iowa again will play host to the nation’s governors in 2016.

Leaders of the National Governors Association announced Wednesday that Iowa will host the nation’s governors for its 2016 summer meeting. The July [...]

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Auditor: State made $2.4 million settlement payments to 38 ex-employees

DES MOINES – State officials entered into 42 settlement agreements with former employees that included confidentiality clauses during a four-year period that ended last June, but only one included an additional payment for a secrecy provisi [...]

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Iowa Attorney General’s program that helps crime victims draws scrutiny

DES MOINES — The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee said this week his panel planned to open a probe next month looking into the administrative practices of a division of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s office th [...]

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Former Iowa state senator enters federal guilty plea

DES MOINES — A former state senator who resigned his seat in October 2013 amid allegations he violated Iowa Senate rules and made false statements to ethics investigators pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of concealing campaign e [...]

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