Public Officials

PHOTOS: On the trail with Bruce Braley

CEDAR RAPIDS — To get a look behind the scenes of Iowa’s hotly-contested U.S. Senate race, Gazette photographer Stephen Mally spent a ... »

Renewable fuel standard decision faces indefinite delay

WASHINGTON — An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to lower the required level of ethanol in petroleum-based fuels has stalled, leading ... »

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 ... »

Cedar Rapids fall leaf collection changing to every-other week

CEDAR RAPIDS — Leaf vacuum collection in Cedar Rapids is changing from an every-week to an every-other week schedule this fall, city officia ... »

Branstad names McGovern acting worker’s comp commissioner

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

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 announc ... »

City administrator gets raise in Coralville

CORALVILLE — Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth is set to get a 3.25 percent increase in his total compensation.

After a per ... »

Coralville city administrator to get pay raise

CORALVILLE — Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth is set to get a 3.25 percent increase in his total compensation.

Following a ... »

Specialized Iowa license plates now available online

DES MOINES, Iowa — Expect to see more personalized or specialty license plates on Iowa highways in the future.

Paul Trombino, director ... »

Judge bars telemarketer from operating in Iowa

DES MOINES — An Iowa judge has barred a Las Vegas-based company from telemarketing health and nutrition-related products to Iowans, accordin ... »

Harkin calls for protection, refuge for unaccompanied child immigrants

Sen. Tom Harkin sharply criticized Gov. Terry Branstad and others reluctant to extend humanitarian aid to unaccompanied minors coming to the United ... »

Iowa Medicaid director resigns

Iowa’s Medicaid director has resigned to take a position at the University of Iowa.

A Tuesday release from the Iowa Department of Hum ... »

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns

WASHINGTON — President Obama announced Friday that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has resigned amid a health-care scandal that ... »

Cedar Rapids shuts down nuisance apartment house


City officials on Thursday shut down what they said is a“nuisance” apartment house in the city ev ... »

Cedar Rapids council to consider ‘aggressive solicitation’ ordinance

CEDAR RAPIDS — Men with weathered faces and signs asking for money are hard to ignore when they camp next to Interstate 380 ramps in the cit ... »