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  • Congressman Steve King praises Donald Trump’s ‘scrappiness’
    Iowa Congressman Steve King has come under fire in the past for making controversial comments about immigrants and King now is coming to the defense of GOP candidate Donald Trump. In mid-June when Trump formally entered the presidential race, Trump said some of the people coming into this country from Mexico are “people with problems” like […]

  • New poll shows Walker ahead, with six-pack of candidates close behind
    A new poll of likely Iowa Caucus-goers shows Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker holds a slim lead over a six-pack of candidates who’re essentially tied for second place. “The race for Iowa’s Republican Caucus is one big muddled situation,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll told reporters in Des Moines this morning. […]

  • Senator Grassley says Greek financial trouble could impact other nations
    A Midwestern economist fears ripple effects from the financial turmoil in Greece will cause trouble in the heartland’s farm economy, but Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is hopeful there will be minimal impact here. Voters in Greece will go to the polls on Sunday to weigh in on the latest bailout proposal offered by European creditors. […]

  • New director takes over at Iowa Department of Education
    The deputy director of the Iowa Department of Education began the day by taking the deputy label off his name tag. Governor Terry Branstad appointed Ryan Wise as the new leader of the department beginning today. “I sought out the position of director because I thought it was an opportunity to continue my work here […]

  • Clarinda and Mount Pleasant MHI’s now closed
    The state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant were officially shut down last night as the fiscal year came to an end. Governor Terry Branstad has led the charge to close the facilities and shift to community-based mental health services. Former employees at the Mount Pleasant MHI released floating luminaries as the final […]

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