• Bruce Braley (D) and Joni Ernst (R) are facing off for a U.S. Senate seat. (WHO-HD)

    Undecided Voters Will Sway Outcome of Deadlocked U.S. Senate Race

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A new poll has republican Joni Ernst and democrat Bruce Braley deadlocked in the race for senate and the toss up is gaining national attention as the outcome could decide which party controls the U.S Senate. The poll conducted by NBC News/Marist shows each candidate received 43 – percent of votes […]

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    NBC Poll Puts Braley & Ernst in Dead Heat for Senate Seat

    NEW YORK – The closely watched contest for US Senate in Iowa is neck-and-neck according to a recent poll. A new NBC News/Marist Poll looked at the match-up between Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley. The survey shows the two are even with 43-percent of registered voters. It shows a third of voters say […]

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    Feds Seek More Proof on Auto Mileage Claims

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the accuracy of gas mileage claims, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday. Currently, the EPA road tests 10 to 15 percent of new vehicles every year, but the other 85% are tested by the car companies themselves, typically through use […]

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    CDC: Smallpox Found in NIH Storage Room is Alive

    BETHESDA, Maryland — At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly smallpox virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Employees found six forgotten vials when they were preparing to move a lab […]

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    Uninsured Rate Plummets Under Obamacare

    NEW YORK  — The number of Americans lacking health insurance has plummeted this year, a trio of surveys released Thursday found. The reports — conducted by three major research organizations — aim to measure the early effect of Obamacare’s individual mandate. Most Americans were required to obtain health insurance starting this year. Here were the […]

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    Colorado Teen Birthrate Drops 40% with Low-Cost Birth Control

    COLORADO – One state has found a way to significantly reduce teen pregnancy rates. But is its solution realistic for the rest of the United States? Colorado’s teen birth rate dropped 40% between 2009 and 2013, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced this week, in part due to a program that provides […]

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    Colorado’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Shouldn’t Stand, Judge Rules

    (CNN) — A state judge struck down Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but he prevented gay and lesbian couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision. “The court holds that the marriage bans violate plaintiffs’ due process and equal protection guarantees under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” Judge C. Scott Crabtree […]

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    Police: Woman Killed in Officer-involved Shooting Had .145 BAC

    ANKENY, Iowa – Police have released more details about an officer involved shooting in Ankeny on July 5. According to the Ankeny Police Department, Officer Aaron King shot Denise Boyd, 59, after she pointed a gun at King and his partner. Police were called to 900 block of SW Springfield Drive shortly after 5:15 p.m. on […]

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    Leaders Praise Efforts to Help Students but Don’t Call for Year-Round School

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Governor Terry Branstad praised efforts to make sure low-income, at risk, students don’t fall farther behind academically over the summer. But he stopped short of calling for expansion of year-round schools in the state. Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds toured the Starfish Academy at King Elementary School in Des Moines Tuesday. It’s […]

  • Iowa Losing 13 Percent of Propane Supply

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Late last month, energy titan Kinder Morgan reversed the Cochin pipeline that runs through eastern Iowa, in order to send thinning agents north into Canada’s oil fields. In re-purposing the pipeline, Iowa’s propane users will lose about 13 percent of the total supply. Currently, foreign demand for propane has ramped up, […]

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    Iowa Inmate Who Escaped Twice Now Back in Custody and Will Force Policy Change

    MAQUOKETA, Iowa–A man in custody who ran off from eastern Iowa authorities two different times in a week was back in custody Sunday. Brandon Bodenhofer, 32, of Baldwin, escaped twice as deputies escorted him from jail to a court appearance across the street at the Jackson County jail. Neither time did deputies have him handcuffed. […]

  • Social Movement Urges Des Moines Youth To Stop Violence

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Iowans say while their hope is to get violence off Des Moines’ streets, something else must change first. College students, Malikiah Johnson and Avery Jackson started a social media campaign called #URGEdmi, which stands for “Urge Des Moines, Iowa.” Its purpose is simple: change the mindset of violence and to […]