OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A survey shows some bankers had a dire view of the rural economy in their 10 Western and Plains states.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some House lawmakers have advanced legislation that would reinforce Iowa gun owners' access to weapons during times of emergency in the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A volunteer for the presidential campaign of Ben Carson has died after being hospitalized with injuries suffered in a car accident in western Iowa that hurt three other campaign workers.

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has cancelled his scheduled events after four campaign workers were injured in a car accident in western Iowa.

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Carter Lake City Council has ended the contracts of the city attorney and city clerk after a dispute about whether a newly elected council member can also work for the city's library.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two people involved in a brawl that left an Iowa principal and two others injured no longer face charges.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has told Iowa lawmakers he wants to invest more money in education and water quality initiatives for the upcoming fiscal year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says flu activity is on the rise in Iowa. Three flu viruses are active in the state, including two types of influenza A and an influenza B strain, all of which are covered by this year's flu shots.

PERCIVAL, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a western Iowa resident was charged with assault after using racial slurs and spraying diesel fuel on a man at a convenience store.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad wants to extend a one-cent sales tax established in 2008 to make improvements in school buildings by 20 years and to divert a portion of the money toward water quality projects.