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Weather
8:28 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Severe weather causes widespread damage, flooding in Omaha metro area

Widespread damage and flooding are reported in parts of the metro area after severe storms dropped heavy rain and large hail Tuesday evening.

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Politics & Elections
8:05 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Ernst looks to clinch Iowa GOP Senate nomination

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Once a long-shot candidate, Joni Ernst has emerged as a front-runner in the crowded field of Iowa Republicans hoping to succeed U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.

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Politics & Elections
8:03 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Iowa to pick candidates for 2 open US House seats

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa primary voters are set to pick potential replacements for two prominent members of the state's U.S. House delegation. One is Republican who is retiring, the other a Democrat who is running for Senate.

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Weather
7:58 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Damaging storms forecast for Nebraska, Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says damaging storms are expected to develop later Tuesday in Nebraska and Iowa.

The National Weather Service in Omaha says there's a moderate risk today for severe weather in an area that includes Omaha and Lincoln.

The weather service says in its hazardous weather outlook that storms are likely to erupt along and north of Interstate 80 and quickly move east. The storms could spawn tornadoes, produce damaging hail and straight-line winds and drop torrents of rain.

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Business
7:58 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Midwest economic index hits another 3-year high

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up to hit another three-year high, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months.

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Government
8:11 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Branstad to sign cannabis oil, HIV bills

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is signing into law a bill that legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat severe epilepsy and one that lessens the penalties for people who unknowingly expose someone to HIV. He's also signing bills that offer additional tax credits for installing wind and solar energy systems.

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Politics & Elections
8:04 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Perry political group promotes Iowa Gov. Branstad

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Governor Rick Perry is heading back to Iowa as his political nonprofit is touting the re-election bid by Iowa's governor.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Open seats fueling interest in Iowa's primary election

A Buena Vista University political scientist says open seats are drawing more attention to this year’s Iowa primary election.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Six Republican candidates for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District

Two current office-holders are among the six Republican candidates for Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

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Government
11:52 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Iowa Gov. Branstad signs bill to boost apprenticeships

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill that provides increased state funding and coordination for an apprenticeship program to train workers in skilled jobs including those in construction and information technology.

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