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Branstad will hold ethanol hearing in Des Moines Jan. 23

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Gov. Terry Branstad says he will host a public hearing on a proposal that would reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. More>>

Impact of Cedar Rapids casino on nearby casinos

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It's the proposal investors and Cedar Rapids leaders are pushing for. They believe the Cedar Crossing casino will spur growth on the west side of the river. More>>

Miller-Meeks stepping down as public health director

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Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday morning that they have accepted the resignation of Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the Iowa Department of Public Health Director. More>>

Cedar Rapids casino backers make their big pitch

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Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Development Group made its big presentation to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. More>>

Iowa Secretary of State Schultz to run for Congress

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Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz says he'll run for Congress, announcing he'll run for Iowa's Third Congressional District. More>>

Iowa's First Congressional District Race heats up with competition

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Eight candidates are in the race for Iowa's First Congressional District seat, with five Democrats and three Republicans. More>>

U. of Iowa law school grad to run for Johnson Co. attorney

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A recent University of Iowa law school graduate has decided to run for office. More>>

Branstad sets modest expectations for legislative session

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Gov. Terry Branstad says he is setting modest expectations for the legislative session this year. More>>

Branstad: Truckers can now pay fees with online-based Dwolla

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Gov. Terry Branstad is expanding the use of an online payment service for some taxes and fees the state collects. More>>

Branstad raises more than $4 million for possible campaign

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Gov. Terry Branstad says he has more than $4 million in his campaign account. More>>

Lawmakers, union sue Branstad over Iowa Juvenile Home closure

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The president of Iowa's largest union and several Democratic lawmakers are suing to try and halt the closure of the Iowa Juvenile Home. More>>

Bob Krause drops campaign for governor, supports Jack Hatch

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Democrat Bob Krause says he's ending his campaign to be Iowa governor, saying he'll support fellow Democratic candidate Jack Hatch instead. More>>

The Full Grassley: Sen. to kick off 99-county tour in Nashua

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As he's done every year for more than three decades, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley plans to hold at least one meeting in each of Iowa's 99 counties in 2014. More>>

Former Linn Co. supervisor James Houser to run again

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Former Linn County Supervisor James Houser says he will seek the supervisor seat being vacated by Lu Barron. More>>

Audit: Matt Schultz should plan to repay voter fraud funds

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State auditors say Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz should be prepared to repay federal funds he used to investigate voter fraud in the event the federal government says it wasn't a proper use. More>>

Democratic candidate Tyler Olson drops out of governor's race

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Just weeks after announcing that he and his wife were separating, Tyler Olson has announced that he is ending his campaign for governor. More>>

$150K for 5 guilty pleas: Few voter fraud cases found in Iowa

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After spending nearly $150,000 over 18 months to uncover voter fraud in the state, Secretary of State Matt Schultz has succeeded only in obtaining charges in 16 cases. More>>

House passes extension of Farm Bill until end of January

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The House has passed an extension of farm law until the end of January as lawmakers try to finish work on a new five-year farm bill. More>>

Branstad, politicians want EPA ethanol hearing held in Iowa

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Iowa's governor and the state's entire congressional delegation are asking the Obama administration to hold a hearing in Iowa to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce ethanol production in 2014. More>>

Lu Barron not seeking re-election to Linn County board

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After nearly two decades serving Linn County, Lu Barron announced on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election to the Linn County Board of Supervisors in 2014. More>>

Debate over premiums delays health care expansion approval

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An Iowa senator says federal approval for an expansion of low income health care has been held up due to debate over premiums in the plan. More>>

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