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Government
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

School funding for 2015 again shot down in Iowa House

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — House Democrats have tried once again to push Republicans to debate a bill that would provide school districts with a 6 percent increase in funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.

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Iowa
2:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Council Bluffs hires firm to oversee levee work

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs officials took a step toward improving the city's levee system by hiring an engineering firm to oversee the effort.

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Government
2:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislative leaders: budget shows government works

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders say they agreed before the current session started to arrive at broad budget figures on which Republicans and Democrats could agree to prove that divided state government can work.

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Government
2:26 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Iowa Legislature reaches rare budget agreement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders from both parties in the House and Senate have accomplished the rare task of agreeing on figures for the state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July.

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Missouri River Flooding
10:42 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Landowners file lawsuit over Missouri River floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of farmers and business owners is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, claiming the agency mismanaged the Missouri River since 2006 and contributed to major flooding in five states.

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Education
3:07 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Iowa gov. launches teacher leadership program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 40 school districts have been selected to initiate teacher leadership programs next school year as part of Iowa's 2013 education reform plan.

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Business
8:06 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Midwest economic survey index drops slightly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dropped slightly but still suggests growth over the next three to six months.

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Government
3:04 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Iowa lawmakers approve tax credit for veterans

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Veterans in Iowa would receive a larger property tax exemption under a bill approved by a legislative panel.

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Crime
8:32 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Nebraskan convicted on Iowa child sex abuse case

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man has been convicted of sexually abusing girls ages 7 and 8 in western Iowa.

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Business
8:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Survey suggests Midwest economy losing steam

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is losing steam.

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