8:06 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Midwest economic index inches up again

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

A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.6 in June from 60.5 in May, hitting another three-year high.

Looking six months ahead, the business confidence portion of the overall index rose to 63.6 from 62.5 in May.

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Missouri River Flooding
1:57 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Officials deny causing Missouri River floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn't be blamed for causing major flooding along the Missouri River.

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8:10 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Report notes Iowa casino dependence on Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A consultant for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is warning that the state's gaming industry relies heavily on Nebraska gamblers for revenue and would lose a lot of business if its western neighbor decided to allow casinos.

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Politics & Elections
8:08 am
Mon June 23, 2014

GOP establishment choice wins Iowa's House contest

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — In a setback for the tea party and libertarian forces in Iowa, establishment Republicans have nominated their candidate for a House seat in one of the nation's most competitive congressional districts.

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Politics & Elections
7:16 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Iowa Republicans to pick US 3rd District nominee

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans are gathering Saturday to pick a candidate to run in November for the seat of retiring Rep. Tom Latham in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District.

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8:04 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Thousands without power in Iowa after storms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iowa residents were without power early Tuesday after severe storms packing high winds and heavy rain crossed the state.

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8:07 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Board: Number of Iowa doctors rose 2 pct last year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says the number of doctors practicing in Iowa has risen again.

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8:14 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Police: Missing Iowan died in New Year's Eve fire

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police say a Council Bluffs man who went missing died in a New Year's Eve fire in southwest Iowa.

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8:29 am
Thu June 12, 2014

USDA: Drought cuts wheat crop; corn, soybeans good

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's wheat crop is smaller than earlier was predicted due to drought. But corn and soybean crop expectations have changed little in the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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8:13 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Woodbine police chief resigns after 3 months

WOODBINE, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa police chief has resigned after three months on the job.

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