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Southerly winds carry smoke to Nebraska and Iowa from controlled burns on pasture land hundreds of miles away
A Georgia man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his former roommate in Iowa.
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Request for mistrial is denied in doctor’s painkiller case
Guy Cook made the request Thursday during testimony in the trial of Daniel Baldi. He faces nine counts of involuntary manslaughter.
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Divided Iowa Senate approves apprenticeship measure
The bill changes the law to increase Iowa’s workforce fund from $4 million to $6 million. Half of that would go to the apprenticeship program. It also creates an advisory board to promote the programs.
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1930s-era Iowa grandstand secures revival with $190,000 grant
The money will pay for a handicapped-accessible stairway, the replacement of crumbling concrete, new aluminum seating, a new announcer's booth and cable safety railings.
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Iowa officials announce plan for Microsoft data center
Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.
Iowa teen competent to stand trial in foster brother's death, 2 experts testify
But they acknowledge that he is immature and has extensive problems
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Ex-Iowan behind landmark free speech case recounts story in Bellevue
In 1965, Mary Beth Tinker, then 13, was among a handful of students who wore black armbands to her Des Moines junior high school to protest the Vietnam War.
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Group to study future of annual ISU Veishea celebration
A task force has been formed to determine if an annual celebration at Iowa State University should continue in the future following a large crowd disturbance near campus.
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Iowa insurance agency probed for overbilling
State regulators are investigating an insurance agency accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage.
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Embattled Iowa Law Enforcement Academy official to retire
IOWA CITY (AP) — The assistant director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy announced Thursday he will retire after enduring months of criticism for making inappropriate sexual and threatening remarks to female cadets and colleagues.
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Iowa gaming commission rejects Cedar Rapids casino
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino Thursday, saying it would hurt existing casinos.
Federal cash may have been used in Iowa's secret settlements
An official of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services said some federal money may have been used to pay former state employees to keep quiet about settlement agreements, which one lawmaker suggested could be a serious problem for the state.
Iowa ruling won't alter effort to bar all felons from voting
Three justices ruled Tuesday that only some felonies are considered “infamous crimes” under the Iowa Constitution and thus bar offenders from voting or holding office.
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Sioux City's Argosy Casino riverboat to shut down
The Argosy will be required to cease operations by July 1 under the commission's order to deny the casino's application to renew its license.
Windy day could make driving difficult on east-west roads
All outdoor burning should be avoided, the National Weather Service says.
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Finally. Spring expected to return. No, really: Warmer-than-average weather in forecast
With any luck, this week's record cold and hard freeze will be the last time temperatures drop that low this spring.
Branstad’s return shows income of $235,000
The Iowa governor and his wife, Chris, are paying $6,235 in state taxes.
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Nancy's Almanac, April 16, 2014: Yes, it's been drier and colder than normal
The first three months of the year were unusually dry and slightly colder than average in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, according to a climate report released Tuesday by the National Climatic Data Center.
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Father joins effort to change Iowa's handgun age limits
A Johnston father of two young daughters is joining with gun-rights advocates in seeking a change to an Iowa law that makes it illegal for children younger than 14 to fire handguns.
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Board paroles Iowa inmate imprisoned for decades
The Iowa Board of Parole agreed Wednesday to release a 68-year-old Iowa inmate who has been imprisoned since 1974 for the killing of a man over a gambling debt.
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Iowa Public Radio seeks more funds from universities
Iowa Public Radio is asking for additional funding from the state's three public universities, a departure from a plan to become financially independent of them, according to a proposal released Tuesday.
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Crack ring's leaders join others in prison as a result of Operation Purple Haze
Omahan charged in fatal shooting in Benson neighborhood
High court denies death row appeal of cult leader convicted of murder
State Department moves to delay Keystone XL pipeline decision
Haze in area comes from Kansas, Oklahoma
Man taken into custody in domestic dispute
Omaha judge reprimanded for intervening in peer attorney's DUI case
Intoxicated man with pellet gun climbs billboard's scaffold; is arrested
Police seek public's help in finding an armed man
Saturday forecast opens window for gardening; Easter egg hunts look iffy on Sunday
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Last day of 2014 Legislature: Praise, passage of a last few bills and more on mountain lions
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
A voice of experience: Ex-gang member helps lead fight against Omaha violence
Church is pressing its case for old Temple Israel site
OPPD board holding public forum, open house May 7
The thrill of the skill: Omaha hosts statewide contest for students of the trades
A recap of what got done — and what didn't — in the 2014 legislative session
When judge asks, Nikko Jenkins says ‘I killed them’
Nancy's Almanac, April 17, 2014: Trees save money
'The war is not over,' Chambers says, but legislative session about is
PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad
Teen killed at Gallagher Park was shot in head as he sat in SUV, friend who was wounded says
New UNO center strengthens ties between campus, community
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