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DNR: 2014 Iowa pheasant harvest increases 30 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s pheasant harvest increased 30 percent in 2014 to an estimated 216,000 roosters, marking the third harvest increase in a row for the popular game bird. Hunter…

Governor authorizes more help for disposal of infected birds

Governor authorizes more help for disposal of infected birds

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today signed a disaster emergency proclamation extension for 18 Iowa counties adversely affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which would assist with…

Obama releases 46 drug offenders

Obama releases 46 drug offenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today granted clemency to 46 men and women whose sentences “didn’t fit their crimes”, according to a White House blog. “Nearly all of these individuals…

Iowa company which claims its supplements treat cancer now in trouble with feds

Iowa company which claims its supplements treat cancer now in trouble with feds

CEDAR RAPIDS – The United States filed a civil complaint today in federal court against Iowa Select Herbs LLC, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, its president and CEO, Gordon L. Freeman,…

Op-ed: Reflections on another time (by Peter Children)

Fifty-Four years ago this year, it was 1961 and I and my partner Jim Chimibidis were putting the finishing touches on the new lounge we were opening on Delaware Avenue…

Steve King goes after gay marriage, supports Confederate flag

Steve King goes after gay marriage, supports Confederate flag

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last week, Congressman Steve King made it clear where he stands on two controversial issues, introducing a resolution of disapproval of gay marriage and calling for…