Iowa

Iowa officials debut Alert Iowa mass notification system

DES MOINES — Officials with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Tuesday announced the development of an Ale ... »

State lawmakers debate university funding model

CORALVILLE -- The intended and unintended consequences of a new proposal for funding Iowa's public universities came under review by lawmakers this ... »

GOP official: videos violated campaign laws

CEDAR RAPIDS — A candidate for Iowa secretary of state is adding a disclaimer to his YouTube videos that is required on political advertisin ... »

Mountain bike trail at Squaw Creek among recreational trail grant recipients

The Iowa Department of Transportation has approved $5.5 million in grants for recreational trail projects across Iowa, including a mountain bike tr ... »

Opponents call on Branstad to reject pipeline in Iowa

DES MOINES — A coalition of environmental groups submitted 2,300 petitions to Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday asking him to oppose a crude oi ... »

‘Edgy’ messages spicing up Iowa interstates

DES MOINES — Signs along the interstates in Iowa have gotten a little spicier, but it’s all in the name of saving lives, officials wi ... »

Branstad proposes expanded government accountability

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday proposed creating a Government Accountability Portal to make state government more open, transp ... »

In debate, Blum and Murphy draw contrasts on ISIS, Ebola, militarized police

CEDAR RAPIDS — Candidates for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District offered slightly different views last night for how the United States ... »

Sexual harassment probe at Iowa Veterans Home leads to firings, discipline

MARSHALLTOWN — Lawmakers and members of the oversight board for Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown are questioning why they are just now lea ... »

State Appeal Board agrees to settle claims

DES MOINES — The State Appeal Board agreed Monday to pay a $435,000 award to settle claims stemming from a traffic accident involving a stat ... »

Branstad defends administration, length of service

CEDAR RAPIDS — Gov. Terry Branstad defended his hand-picked director of the state’s largest agency as well as the length of time he&# ... »

Branstad Listens in on Anti-Bullying Panel in Linn County

TROY MILLS — Addressing students at North-Linn Community Schools on Monday, Governor Terry Branstad thanked them for “recognizing the ... »

‘Diamond grinding’ roadwork on Highway 151 causing concern

FAIRFAX — A five-mile stretch of Highway 151 south of Fairfax is getting noticed by drivers — and not in a good way.

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Advocates say Iowa unwilling to bolster nursing services

DES MOINES — The leader of an advocacy group seeking to bolster services for nursing facility residents with mental illness and intellectual ... »