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    Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader, to Retire

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won’t seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that’s certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber. The fifth-term Nevada Democrat had denied retirement rumors for months, which grew louder […]

  • Educators: Bullying Must Be Addressed at Elementary Grade Level

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Educators from across the state met to discuss the issue of bullying prevention and resolution on Thursday. The second annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution hosted at Drake University focused on addressing bullying at the elementary grade level. Educators, administrators and education graduate students discussed ways to change the environment […]

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    United Way Creates Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Jobs Training Academy

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Central Iowans seeking a career in the transportation, distribution and logistics industries will have the opportunity to get free, professional training thanks to a new grant awarded to the United Way of Central Iowa. The two-year $220,000 workforce grant, from Jobs for the Future and the Walmart Foundation will allow for the […]

  • Farmers Pessimistic of Future Farm Economy

    Farmers have never been quite this pessimistic about the direction of the farm economy. The DTN/Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index quantifies that uncertainty by surveying 500 farmers around the country between February and March. With a measurement of 100 being neutral, producer confidence this time around was rated at 98.8, well below the most recent […]

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    College Students Assemble at Capitol to Present Research

    DES MOINES, Iowa — College undergraduates from across the state came to present their research projects at the 10th Annual Research in the capitol Tuesday afternoon. The 64 student presenters came from the three regent universities in Iowa: University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. “This is an opportunity for […]

  • Groups Fire Back at Proposed Changes to Iowa Guns Laws

    DES MOINES, Iowa — State Senator Joe Bolkcom, an Iowa City Democrat, can’t predict whether a wide-ranging bill to change guns laws will pass. But he is working with anti-gun violence organization to make sure Iowans understand the impact of the gun law changes. “Allow guns to end up in the wrong hands,” Bolkcom said, […]

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    Obama, Ghani to Discuss U.S.-Afghan Relations

    WASHINGTON — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Washington on Sunday for his first official visit to the United States since taking office in January. The highly anticipated visit marks the latest chapter in an evolving U.S.-Afghan relationship — one that seems to be warming even as the governments seek to bridge the gap on […]


    Hawkeyes 2nd, Ohio State Wins National Wrestling Title

    ST. LOUIS, MO – The Iowa Hawkeyes were the number 1 ranked wrestling team for almost the entire season, but the Hawks will not be bringing home a national championship from St. Louis. The Ohio State Buckeyes have already clinched the title before Saturday night’s championships even start. OSU has a 10 point lead over […]

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    March Still Waiting for First Tornado

    While Boston and other New England cities have suffered through their snowiest seasons, other parts of the country have some unexpected good news to go along with the record-breaking winter conditions. All that cold air and a stuck weather pattern are keeping tornadoes to historic lows so far this year. March is typically a transitional […]

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    Black UVA Student Bloodied During Arrest; Governor Demands Probe

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — “Hey! His head is bleeding! Yo, his head is bleeding!” a bystander screams. Martese Johnson is lying face-down on the pavement, blood flowing from his forehead. He was injured when agents from Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control took him to the ground, trying to arrest him for public intoxication and obstruction of justice. […]

  • LIVEWELL MINUTE: Laser Vision Correction

    During the last two decades an increasing number of people have had laser vision correction to free them from the hassles of contact lenses and glasses. With improving technology, laser vision correction has become very precise and safe. Ejaz Husain, MD with UnityPoint Health Eye Surgery/ Laser Eye Center says, “Laser vision correction can benefit […]

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    Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Says he ‘Killed Them All’ in Secret Recording

    He admitted to shooting and dismembering his neighbor, but was acquitted of murder. He was suspected in his first wife’s disappearance, but no one could pin him to it. And just before his friend was going to speak to investigators, she was killed — execution style. Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst’s life is so […]