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    Samsung Unveils Beautiful New Galaxy S6

    NEW YORK, New York – Samsung set out to build a better looking line of Galaxy phones this year, and it definitely achieved its goal. The Samsung #GalaxyS6 has arrived. — SamsungMobile (@SamsungMobile) March 1, 2015 The South Korean electronics company unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on Sunday afternoon at […]

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    Rand Paul Wins 2015 CPAC Straw Poll

    WASHINGTON, DC —  Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll with 25.7 percent of the vote for the third year in a row on Saturday, the Washington Times announced Saturday at the National Harbor, Maryland, Confab. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second place with 21.4 percent of the vote. The […]

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    JonBenet Ramsey Case: 9 Things the Ex-Police Chief Just Revealed

    It’s easy to feel a little sad for Mark Beckner, the former Boulder, Colorado, police chief and Reddit newbie who did an Ask Me Anything segment this weekend, unaware that his answers were accessible to the entire world. Beckner was the police chief during the JonBenet Ramsey case. Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet was found murdered […]

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    How Cities, Counties Will Allocate Gas Tax Revenue

    DES MOINES, Iowa – On Sunday, Iowans will pay an additional ten cents for every gallon of gas they pump into their vehicles. The additional cost is the result of an increase in the gas tax signed into law Wednesday by Governor Terry Branstad. The Iowa DOT estimates this will raise about $200 million dollars […]

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    Senate Unanimously Passes Mammogram Bill

      DES MOINES, Iowa – Breast cancer awareness group, the Iowa Army of Pink, saw a bill they introduced to lawmakers earlier this month receive unanimous support from the Iowa Senate Tuesday. The bill deals with mammogram reports and what they’re required to include. Currently in Iowa, doctors don’t have to include information on breast […]

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    Iowa’s Infrastructure Graded ‘C-‘ in ASCE 2015 Report Card

      DES MOINES, Iowa — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their first annual infrastructure report card on Iowa and the grades were not good. “Iowa has received an overall grade of C- in the 2015 report card of Iowa’s infrastructure,” said Joe Spradling, President of ASCE. “Iowa’s infrastructure is in need of […]

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    The Video That Explains Why Moms Get Nothing Done

    TAMPA, Fla. — Ever feel like that laundry pile never gets smaller or the kitchen never stays clean, especially when children are around? Florida mother Esther Anderson knows the feeling well thanks to 15-month-old Ellia. Whenever she turns her back on a neatly folded stack of clothing or a dust pile it’s only a matter […]

  • Ames Former Roosevelt School Now Urban Condo

    AMES, Iowa-Roosevelt Elementary closed in 2005, there was some talk of demolishing the old building.  Instead the school district decided to see if anyone would purchase the school, and find a new use for it. This weekend the community is getting to see the end result of that decision. An open house will be held […]

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    Gallup: Iowa Drops from 10th to 16th Healthiest State

      DES MOINES, Iowa – The ranking system the state of Iowa looks to in its efforts to become the healthiest state in the nation reports Iowa has slipped, rather than improved. The Gallup-Healthways “Well-Being Index” ranked Iowa 10th in the nation in 2013, and its new report for 2014, released Thursday, knocked the state down […]

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    Soybean Association Research Show Cover Crops Increase Yields

    For farmers, spending money on conservation practices doesn’t make much economic sense unless you can see a benefit, whether it’s long-term improvement to your soil, or a near-term increase in yields. At the Iowa Soybean Association’s annual research conference in Ames, growers and researchers are gathering today to share the results of different dual-purpose practices, […]

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    Senator Ernst Tours New Ag Labs at Iowa State University

    AMES, Iowa – Senator Joni Ernst continued her 99 county tour Wednesday in Story County at Iowa State University.  Ernst toured a new complex of buildings on campus devoted to the latest Bio Renewable fuels and Agriculture and Bio Systems Engineering. “Our new buildings here are the result of our impact on the bio economy […]

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    With Negative Temps on the Horizon, Here’s How to Beat the Winter Blues

    As another snowstorm barrels toward the already-buried Northeast this weekend, some folks have had just about all they can take. Dr. Steve Schlozman, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, wrote this week that he has “developed a new sympathy for my daughter’s hamster,” on WBUR’s Common Health blog. “She’s seen the same […]