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Iowa fireworks bill needs longer fuse From the sound of most Independence Days, it would be hard to conclude fireworks are illegal in Iowa. Those licensed, legal displays illuminating our river valley are surrounded by unlicensed, illegal displays
Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad delivered his 2014 Condition of the State Address to the 150 members of the General Assembly...During the speech, Branstad focused on a 2104 legislative agenda that included: the Home Base Iowa veterans jobs plan;
The Iowa Arts Council (IAC) has awarded $74,506 in Project Grants and Rural Arts Development Grants funding to support 14 arts projects serving Iowans in 10 communities across the state. IAC is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
Iowa The Iowa Legislature is opening the 2014 session of the 85th General Assembly with the modest goals of approving a budget and pursuing legislation on issues like Internet access, bullying and veteran support...They begin reviewing Gov. Terry
Here are resolutions for Iowa lawmakers' 2014 session On the first day of 2014, many Iowans will promise to lose weight, quit smoking or save more money. New Year's resolutions are about making changes now in order to improve your life going forward.
Cities shouldn't 'zone out' payday loan industry There are problems with the payday loan industry...When lenders charge as much as 400 percent annualized interest, that's a problem. When people already in financial straits take out these loans, only
Freeze tuition at least For the past several years it has been preached in high schools and middle schools, to parents and to editorial boards, that higher education is increasingly necessary to compete adequately in today's ultra-competitive global
The University of Iowa has declined to bill Medicaid for two abortions performed since July 1, sidestepping a new law that requires the governor to decide whether the program should pay for those procedures. Last spring, the Legislature voted to
Diverse energy arises in Iowa backyards Just five months ago, anxious Muscatine County residents crowded the Wilton Community Center and heard a MidAmerican Energy executive outline the prospects for a new nuclear power plant. The company was
Iowa's water quality disconnect The Iowa State Fair is now in full swing. This is a grand showcase for livestock, produce and farm machinery, and it is the closest most people will get to the industry that produces the annual bounty for which Iowa is