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    Iowans Receive Duplicate Absentee Ballots Due to Clerical Errors

    With only 18 days until the election almost 34,000 Iowans have submitted absentee ballots. Mikki Kinning has voted in every election since she’s been old enough to vote; and this year was no different, except for one thing. “I opened the mailbox and I had an absentee ballot in there, which sounds great, however, I already mailed my absentee ballot,” Kinning said. Auditors say they see a handful of these cases every election cycle and have found they’re just the […]

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    Iowa Roads in Need of Significant Improvement Based on New Study, Construction Underway

    AMES, Iowa — Drive around the state and you’ll see construction crews all over the place trying to improve Iowa’s roads, and according to a new study, they need it. The Reason Foundation’s annual highway report ranked Iowa roads 40th overall, 48th in rural arterial pavement condition, 46th in urban pavement condition, and 37th in rural interstate condition. The study’s most recent data comes from 2013, and the Iowa DOT says a lot has changed since then, most notably the […]

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    Donald Trump: ‘I will totally accept’ Election Results ‘if I win’

    DELAWARE, Ohio  — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that he will accept the results of the general election next month — if he wins. “I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Delaware, Ohio, his first comment since the final presidential […]

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    The Real Debate Winner: Chris Wallace

    LAS VEGAS  — Chris Wallace delivered a sterling performance as moderator of the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, maintaining order and focusing on substantive issues that matter to American voters. In an otherwise nasty and vitriolic campaign season, the “Fox News Sunday” host pressed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on matters pertaining to the U.S. economy, America’s foreign policy and the Supreme Court, while also addressing pressing questions about both candidates’ fitness to lead. Wallace was widely praised for […]

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    Five Takeaways From the Final Presidential Debate

    In the last third of the final debate, Donald Trump fell apart. He’d gotten in some hits on Hillary Clinton and was well on his way to turning in his best performance of the three presidential debates. Then, he refused to say he’d accept the election’s results. And he called Clinton “such a nasty woman.” Any gains Trump had made were undone, and he blew his last big, nationally televised chance to broaden his base — making a case to […]

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    Presidential Debate: Donald Trump Refuses to Say Whether He’ll Accept Election Results

    Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to say he would accept the result of next month’s presidential election. “I will look at it at the time,” Trump said when challenged during the final presidential debate on his claims that the election is “rigged” against him. He added: “I will keep you in suspense.” The comments at the Las Vegas showdown marked an extraordinary departure from one of the most fundamental principles of American democracy: the peaceful transfer of power after an […]

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    Des Moines City Leaders Seeking Public’s Input on Budget Allocations

    DES MOINES, Iowa — “So if people are frustrated, get out and say the word,” laughs Tania Hunt. When it comes to money everyone has an opinion on how it should be spent. “Finding out that certain things were done that I didn`t think were necessary is the biggest drive that brings me here,” says Hunt. The city’s budget is no different. On Tuesday, a handful of residents are speaking up and suggesting how Iowa’s capital city might perform some […]

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    Rock Steady Boxing Program Helping Fight Parkinson’s Disease

    Muhammad Ali is widely considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, but later in life even he was proven mortal when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Now, Iowans are using the sport that Ali once dominated to fight back against Parkinson’s; a specialized program called Rock Steady Boxing. The program was started by a man from Indianapolis named Scott Newman. Newman was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s at age 40. Together with his boxer friend, he developed a program […]

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    Presidential Debate: What to Watch For in the Last Clinton-Trump Face-Off

    LAS VEGAS  — For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it’s time to begin the closing arguments. Both nominees enter Wednesday’s presidential debate — the final showdown of the election season — with historically high unfavorability ratings, and need to convince undecided voters why the country would be worse off with their opponent in the White House. The match-up also comes as Trump is making perhaps his most outlandish argument yet — that the 2016 election is rigged to help Clinton […]

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    Florida Man’s Mug Shot Goes Viral After Arrest for Arson, Attempted Murder

    MIAMI — A man arrested in Miami for arson and attempted murder is getting lots of attention for his mugshot. Carlos Rodriguez, 31, has a deformed skull as a result of a car crash. According to the Daily Mail, when he was 14 he was driving while on drugs and hit a pole. The crash sent him flying through the windshield and he landed on his head. He was arrested Monday after police said he intentionally set his mattress on […]

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    Video Shows Democratic Political Operative Explaining How to Incite Violence at Trump Events

    DES MOINES, Iowa — James O’Keefe has a made living going undercover. His latest effort involves political consultants supporting Hillary Clinton. Among the targets; former Iowan Scott Foval. On O’Keefe’s recently released investigative video, Foval explains how to bait Donald Trump supporters and incite violence at campaign events. Also on the tape, Foval goes after Iowans, calling half of the state racist. Foval, and another political operative heard saying controversial things on the tape (Robert Creamer of Democracy Partners), are […]

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    National Milk Surplus Hurting Iowa Dairy Farmers, Helping Food Banks

    DES MOINES, Iowa — For the first time in years a massive milk surplus is putting a strain on Iowa dairy farmers. The problem isn’t only happening in Iowa but across the country. The Wall Street Journal reports so far this year, US dairy farmers have thrown away more than 43 million gallons of milk. However, local dairy experts say that isn’t entirely true. “It is not happening here. It has not happened anywhere in the Midwest. The closest is […]