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  • Grassley threatens Trump EPA nominees over biofuels mandate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Tuesday he may seek to block President Donald Trump’s nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protecti ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Opioid sales expected to drop in Iowa for 2017

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa is on track to see a 10 percent decline of opioid sales for 2017 amid national concerns about the abuse of such prescriptions.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Sale barns covered by market reporters

    Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s livestock market reporters have recentl ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • District leaders back band members' national anthem protest

    AMES (AP) — School district leaders have declared their support for members of a central Iowa high school marching band who protested inequality in th ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Lawsuits seek changes to U. of Iowa sexual assault policies

    IOWA CITY (AP) — The law firm that won a landmark gender discrimination case against the University of Iowa athletics department will challenge what i ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Memo: Secret wait list kept for some Omaha VA appointments

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Documents say employees maintained a secret waiting list of veterans for some Omaha mental health appointments.
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces

    HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register and was named “Runner-Up ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Des Moines runway closed for repairs after heavy rain

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Des Moines Airport had to divert and delay some flights after heavy rain caused a runway problem.
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Substitute teacher shortages create challenges for districts

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A persistent shortage of substitute teachers is creating challenges for Nebraska and Iowa school districts, and lawmakers who wan ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Secretary of State Pate to conduct Iowa Youth Straw Poll Nov. 1

    Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting the 2017 Iowa Youth Straw Poll Wednesday, Nov. 1, in hundreds schools across Iowa.
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Applications are now open for the beginning farmer Savings Incentive Program

    Practical Farmers of Iowa is now accepting applications for the Savings Incentive Program (SIP) class of 2019. The two-year program for beginning farm ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Des Moines airport to offer premium vehicle parking

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Des Moines airport board has approved a plan to create a premium parking option at its parking garage that will cost travelers $ ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • 4th Iowa State presidency finalist is ag dean at the school

    AMES (AP) — Officials say the fourth finalist in the search for the next Iowa State University president is already on campus.
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • 4th Democrat enters race to challenge Congressman King

    AMES (AP) — An Ames pediatrician has entered the Democratic race to oppose U.S. Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • American Red Cross seeks nominations of local heroes

    The American Red Cross is looking for someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause, and f ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite part about the Iowa State Fair?
    Trying new foods
    People watching
    Checking out exhibits