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  • Rand Paul touts ‘one page’ federal income tax return
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is campaigning in eastern Iowa today, touting his proposal to get rid of the complicated federal income tax code and replace it with a simple “flat” tax. “We have a 70,000 page tax code and I think it’s chasing American jobs and chasing American companies overseas,” Paul said. Paul proposes […]

  • Walker: GOP nominee may be chosen by convention
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is not ruling out the possibility a clear winner will fail to emerge after next year’s primaries and caucuses around the country and delegates at the GOP’s 2016 national convention will wind up picking the party’s White House nominee. “It’s possible. I mean, it’s a great field, a lot of great candidates…Sooner […]

  • Report disputes claim EPA regulations would increase cost of electricity
    A study finds Iowa consumers would eventually see drastic reductions in their utility bills under a federal plan to reduce carbon emissions. Some electric companies claim the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution would result in much higher costs that would be passed along to consumers. Liz Stanton, the principal economist at Synapse […]

  • Newton woman dies in Jasper County accident
    One person was killed and two others injured in two-car crash Thursday in central Iowa. The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on a road east of Colfax in Jasper County. A State Patrol crash report shows a car driven by 32-year-old Mandy Matlock of Prairie City crossed the center line and hit another car […]

  • Indian Creek Nature Center begins construction on self-sustaining building
    The operators of the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids broke ground Thursday on a building that is going to be the only one of its kind in the world. Nature Center director, John Myers, says they are calling it the “Amazing Space” project and it will follow the guidelines to meet the Living […]

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