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  • AGRIBUSINESS: Grants For Organic Producers

    Posted on: 5:50 am, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 03:25am, April 18, 2014

    Specialty crops, like organic foods, are a quickly growing part of the agriculture sector. On Thursday, USDA announced the availability...
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  • MEDAL OF HONOR: Awardee Saved Iowa Soldier

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    The former US soldier who is set to be awarded the Medal of Honor next week is credited with saving...
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  • CAST REUNION: Kevin Costner Returning To Iowa

    Posted on: 7:14 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Fans of the Field Of Dreams can see the actors in Iowa this summer. Kevin Costner and others from the...
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  • WORKPLACE VIOLATIONS: Law Enforcement Academy Director Stepping Down

    Posted on: 5:12 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    A director at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy is stepping down more than a year after an investigation found that...
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  • ENROLLMENT FIGURE: 8m Sign-Up For Obamacare

    Posted on: 4:16 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Some 8 million people have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges putting sign-ups above the initial goal of 7 million...
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  • FERRY DISASTER: Death Toll At 25, Hundreds Missing

    Posted on: 4:07 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Authorities believe 276 people -- many of them high school students on a field trip -- may remain trapped inside the five-story ship...
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  • PRAYER BREAKFAST: Lawmakers Hold Annual Easter Tradition

    Posted on: 3:05 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 03:30pm, April 17, 2014

    Iowa lawmakers, Gov. Terry Branstad, and community leaders came together for an annual Easter week tradition Thursday morning — the...
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  • DATA CENTER: New ‘Project Alluvion’ Details Friday

    Posted on: 2:51 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    More details about a new data center project in West Des Moines are being released Friday. Officials from West Des...
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  • CHILD ENTICEMENT: Police Say Girls Got Away

    Posted on: 2:09 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Des Moines police are investigating an attempted child enticement case. A Des Moines mother says her six-year-old daughter and a...
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  • SECRET SETTLEMENTS: Hearings Continue

    Posted on: 1:43 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    The Senate Oversight Committee heard more testimony Thursday about settlements with fired state workers. The chair of the Public Employment...
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  • AGRIBUSINESS: Stink Bug Invading Iowa

    Posted on: 1:40 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    The Emerald Ash Borer will infest Ash trees, but what about an agricultural pest that’s getting into your home? The...
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  • UKRAINE UNREST: Jews In One City Were Told To Identify Themselves

    Posted on: 12:38 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 02:38pm, April 17, 2014

    U.S. officials Thursday denounced what one called a "grotesque" leaflet ordering Jews in one eastern Ukrainian city to register with a government office, but the Jewish community there dismissed it as a "provocation."
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