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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says there is no reason to delay plans to shift Iowa's Medicaid operation to private management, even though a judge has recommended that the state throw out one of four contracts awarded to companies to run the program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Eastern Nebraska could see freezing rain, sleet and snow overnight through Monday evening.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended Iowa throw out one of four contracts awarded to private companies set to take over the state's Medicaid program in January.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa egg farms are gradually recovering from the bird flu that destroyed 25 million of the state's egg-laying hens this spring.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say more than 12,000 Medicaid service providers have signed necessary paperwork to offer care under the state's proposed privatization plan.

The Governors of 27 states, including Nebraska and Iowa, say their states won’t accept Syrian refugees following terrorist attacks in Paris.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges new federal rules on the oversight of smaller waterways, tributaries and wetlands.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Public health officials say two central Iowa men have died from the flu and the state now has one of the highest influenza virus activity rates in the nation.

FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The Farragut Community School District will have to find a new superintendent if it manages to survive this week's State Board of Education meeting.

AVOCA, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that some farm damage near Avoca in western Iowa was caused by a tornado.

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