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Iowa
8:15 am
Fri May 23, 2014

USDA: Fewer farm workers hired, pay slightly more

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of workers hired directly by farms in Iowa and Missouri during the reference week of April 6th through 12th, was down 25 percent from a year ago.

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Iowa
8:10 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Council Bluffs parade officials apologize to vets

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Parade officials have apologized to Vietnam War veterans for telling them they couldn't use their "tiger cage" float in the Celebrate Council Bluffs parade.

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Iowa
9:46 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Iowa teacher accused of inappropriate contact

(Information in the following story is from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com )

TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) — A teacher in western Iowa faces felony charges in connection to alleged inappropriate contact with former high school students.

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Business
2:54 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Iowa's unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in April as the state added more than 5,000 jobs.

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Business
3:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Economy improving in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy appears to be gaining strength in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

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Weather
11:19 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Heavy rains lessen drought in Iowa, Nebraska

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Recent heavy rainfall has washed away or at least lessened drought conditions in swaths of Nebraska and Iowa.

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Government
8:04 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Stakeholders uncertain about future of dog racing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Greyhound breeders, casino operators and others are awaiting word on whether Governor Terry Branstad will sign a bill approved by the Legislature that would end racing in Council Bluffs and limit the sport in Dubuque.

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Government
3:05 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

2-year voter fraud investigation report released

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz says his two-year investigation into voter fraud has found 117 cases of illegal voting out of 238 cases investigated.

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Government
8:05 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Oversight panel ready for testimony under oath

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the legislative session adjourned, members of the Senate Government Oversight Committee are poised to renew an investigation into state employment issues aided by the authority to subpoena witnesses.

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Government
10:57 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Iowa Senate approves subpoena resolution, adjourns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has adjourned for the year, officially putting an end to the 2014 legislative session, 10 days past the anticipated April 22 end date.

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