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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa company has been awarded the first license by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a bird flu vaccine.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An effort to build cable barriers on Iowa's highways has helped reduce the number of cross-median fatal crashes.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State lawmaker Rob Hogg says he'll announce his Democratic bid for Senate during a three-day tour of the state this week.

WALNUT, Iowa (AP) — Voters have overwhelmingly approved a plan for an Iowa school district to merge with another one in the face of declining enrollment and budget problems.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Auditor Mary Mosiman says a property tax cut approved two years ago is a significant ongoing cost for the state budget.

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It was 150 years ago that the steamboat Bertrand sank in the Missouri River north of Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An August survey suggests there will be little or no economic growth over the next three months in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says people living and working in rural Iowa will benefit from plans to expand broadband Internet service.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For Centerville, becoming part of a program that helps enhance historic downtowns could mean spruced up buildings, efforts to attract businesses — and maybe even a chance to convince a few people to move in.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Transportation employees have started testing a mobile driver's license app as part of a new pilot program.

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