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Statement by the President on the Budget

Earlier this year, I called on Congress to work together on a balanced approach to a budget that grows our economy faster and creates more jobs – not through aimless,…

Hogue is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Hogue is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS – Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue has been selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the…

Iowa conservation officer shot mountain lion Friday to protect children

ROCK VALLEY – A large male mountain lion was shot and killed late Friday afternoon in a wooded area near the Rock River  approximately four miles south of Rock Valley…

Charles City hunter shot while stalking deer

CHARLES CITY  – An afternoon deer hunt ended with a trip to the hospital for a Charles City man. Ryan Alton, 32, was sent to the University of Iowa Hospitals…

Branstad promotes learning in science, tech, engineering and math

Branstad promotes learning in science, tech, engineering and math

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad this week is promoting learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Monday, Branstad was at Greenwood Elementary School in Des Moines to unveil…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2014 intercity bus projects

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 10, 2013 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved more than $2.7 million in grants for four intercity transit providers under the calendar year 2014…

Iowa health care compromise approved by HHS, welcomed by officials

Iowa health care compromise approved by HHS, welcomed by officials

DES MOINES – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has approved the State of Iowa’s proposal to expand Medicaid.…

Attorney Roxanne Conlin reacts to Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s dismissal of case brought by female inmate

Like many Iowa inmates, Melissa Renda had a job while serving her sentence. She had responsibilities, co-workers, bosses and made a wage. And just like any other job, she shouldn’t…

Tale of a hit and run: “A Christmas coward in Charles City Iowa”

Tale of a hit and run: “A Christmas coward in Charles City Iowa”

CHARLES CITY – The following is regarding a Charles City police investigation into an alleged hit and run incident early Sunday morning: The original post from the local PD read…

Statement by the President on auto industry recovery

President Obama’s remarks Monday on the recovery of the auto industry: When I took office, the American auto industry – the heartbeat of American manufacturing – was on the verge…

Iowa labor group responds to decision to close Iowa Juvenile Home

DES MOINES – On Monday, the Branstad Administration announced its secretive decision to close the Iowa Juvenile Home and outsource the services the Juvenile Home provides to some of Iowa’s…

Cedar Rapids looks to add free internet access in downtown

CEDAR RAPIDS – The City of Cedar Rapids may partner with a private company to build a free wi-fi system in its downtown, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported Tuesday. According…

Search for new Charles City city administrator has begun

Search for new Charles City city administrator has begun

CHARLES CITY – The City of Charles City announced Tuesday that five finalists have been selected for the soon to be vacant city administrator position for Charles City. Current city…

Human Rights Chairman to be booted by Bookmeyer

Human Rights Chairman to be booted by Bookmeyer

MASON CITY – The man who leads Mason City Human Rights Commission meetings will not be retaining his seat on that board. According to chairman Dean Genth, “Our Mayor notified…

Among teams going bowling, Iowa has high graduation rate

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football team is receiving votes in both of the national polls, however, the Iowa Hawkeyes are firmly entrenched in the Top 25 that…

Afghans use modern battlefield logistics to supply their force

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army (ANA) acquisitioned small arms ammunition from Coalition partners in the later part of August in Parwan province, Afghanistan. The transfer of…

Volleyball’s Matlock joins women’s basketball team

Volleyball’s Matlock joins women’s basketball team

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State women’s basketball head coach Bill Fennelly announced today the addition of former Cyclone volleyball standout Tenisha Matlock to the women’s basketball team. “Maddy’s injury really…

DHS to find alternative placements for Iowa Juvenile Home Youth

TOLEDO – The Iowa Department of Human Services is finding alternative placements for 21 youth currently served by the Iowa Juvenile Home and Girls State Training School in Toledo. Director…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves FY 2015 Traffic Safety Improvement Program projects

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 10, 2013 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved the fiscal year 2015 Traffic Safety Improvement Program projects. More than $8.7 million in safety improvements were…

Iowa Senator urges Iowans to contact Congressional delegation to extend renewable energy production tax credit

DES MOINES – Senator Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) is urging Iowans to contact the state’s congressional delegation in support of Iowa jobs, innovation and clean energy. Hogg says it is…