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Day: February 21, 2012

Justices reject appeal over day laborer law

By David Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a Southern California city’s appeal seeking reinstatement of its ordinance that prevented day laborers from gathering on busy

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Hello, my name is . . . Cody Sokol

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – Winter hit Iowa just as the new junior-college quarterback and former Fighting Artichoke landed in Iowa City in mid-January. But it’s OK, Cody Sokol was born in

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2 Ottumwans arrested on drug charges

Chelsea Davis, Ottumwa Courier, Iowa – OTTUMWA — An ongoing investigation led officers to arrest two Ottumwans on drug charges. Officers from the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Southeast Iowa Interagency Drug Task

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Capitol Digest 2-20-12

James Q. Lynch – CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012: $376 MILLION CLIFF: Iowa could face a $376 million loss

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Feds demand automakers disable phones and GPS in moving cars

Proposed recommendations would encourage manufacturers to develop ‘less distracting’ in-vehicle electronic devices – WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced last week the first-ever federally proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers

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Q&A on Religious Liberty

Q: What’s behind growing support in Congress for the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act? A: Lawmakers are responding to a decision by the Obama Administration to disregard the freedom of conscience

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Santorum, Romney fight it out in Michigan

By Paul West, Seema Mehta and Mitchell Landsberg, Tribune Washington Bureau – MUSKEGON, Mich. — With a new poll hinting at a tightening race in the pivotal Michigan primary, Republican presidential contender Rick

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Online poker clears Senate subcommittee

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – A Senate subcommittee on Monday approved a bill designed to legalize online poker in Iowa and bring it under state regulation despite warnings from

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The Riff Report: New music this week

By Sarah Zupko, – Sleigh Bells — “Reign of Terror”: Considering Sleigh Bells’ stratospheric ascent, the obvious question to ask about “Reign of Terror” is whether they can continue to top themselves

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FDA to review AeroShot inhalable caffeine

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — AeroShot Pure Energy, the inhalable caffeine product that went on sale last month, will be investigated by Food and Drug Administration officials concerned

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