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Education Savings Grant program advances in Iowa House

February 13, 2018 - 7:26pm
DES MOINES — Republican legislators advanced legislation Tuesday that would establish education savings grants — commonly known as vouchers — for K-12 students in Iowa. Members...
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Authorizing cannabidiol board to make changes, guaranteeing steady supply of white eggs, keeping stun guns classified as a dangerous weapon: Iowa Capitol Digest, Feb. 13

February 13, 2018 - 7:23pm
BEAR ARMS: The House Judiciary Committee voted 13-8 along party lines to approve what floor manager Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, called a “straightforward and simple”...
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Iowa House committee approves victims’ right resolution

February 13, 2018 - 6:21pm
DES MOINES — A resolution to add victims’ rights — many of them already in Iowa law — to the state Constitution was approved by the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. The...
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Cedar Rapids veterans commission examines duties after firing executive director

February 13, 2018 - 5:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Commission is re-evaluating the duties of its executive director after firing the previous executive director, Mike Jager, last fall. Teresa...
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Housing planned for Westdale Mall property

February 13, 2018 - 5:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Soon, people could be rolling out of bed and into the Westdale Mall. A proposed four-story, 56,904-square-foot mixed use building with 33 living units on the upper floors...
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Judge sentences Quarzone Martin, who fatally shot one man, injured another, to 50 years in prison

February 13, 2018 - 4:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A mother of a man fatally shot last year during a drug deal gone awry July 2, said in a victim’s impact statement read Tuesday that she had a “big hole in my...
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Former Cedar Rapids city worker who brought gun into work receives deferred judgment, probation on weapons charges

February 13, 2018 - 3:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge granted a deferred judgment and probation to a former City of Cedar Rapids worker, who brought a sawed-off shotgun into the City Services Center last year, on two...
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Iowa State eyeing $65 million to $80 million in Jack Trice upgrades

February 13, 2018 - 3:17pm
Just two years after debuting major upgrades to the south end of its Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa State wants to update the flip side by expanding, demolishing and renovating facilities at the...
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Kinze hiring for factory as equipment sales rise

February 13, 2018 - 2:45pm
An Eastern Iowa agriculture-equipment manufacturer is hiring factory workers as sales continue to improve. Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg, which makes planters for row-crop production and grain...
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Iowa death penalty debate laid to rest

February 13, 2018 - 2:39pm
DES MOINES — The 2018 legislative debate over reinstating the death penalty in Iowa proved to be short-lived. One day after a sometimes-emotionally charged subcommittee discussion on a bill...
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Chicken salad sold at Fareway stores linked to salmonella cases

February 13, 2018 - 1:05pm
Fareway Stores has pulled a chicken salad sold at its locations from its shelves after being contacted by the Iowa Department of Public Health about cases of salmonella. According to a release, the...
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Ingredion, International Paper make ‘most ethical companies’ list

February 13, 2018 - 11:53am
Employers in the Corridor are among the “world’s most ethical,” according to an annual list released this week. The Ethisphere Institute, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based group that...
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Sponsor says bill aimed at people paying for sex is misunderstood

February 13, 2018 - 11:09am
DES MOINES — A bill that calls for publicizing of the names of people who pay for sex and seizing their vehicles stumbled in a House Public Safety subcommittee Tuesday, but may get a second...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds unveils her plan for tax relief

February 13, 2018 - 10:55am
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled a significant tax reform package Tuesday that seeks to cut Iowans’ personal income taxes by $1.7 billion by 2023, revamp rates by eliminating...
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Tuition debate will wait due to ‘considerable uncertainty’

February 13, 2018 - 10:35am
The Board of Regents will not discuss tuition rates for the next school year later this month — as originally planned — due to “considerable uncertainty” around state...
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Apartments Downtown employee to pay $5.6 million after worker’s death

February 13, 2018 - 10:32am
IOWA CITY — A Johnson County jury ordered a local landlord to pay $5.6 million in compensation to the family of an employee who fell on the job and later died, according to court documents...
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County Treasurer’s Office continues tradition of donating holiday gift baskets to veterans

February 13, 2018 - 10:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Some area veterans are receiving a special gift this Valentine’s Day thanks to a more than decade-old tradition between two Linn County departments. On Monday, staff with...
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Preservation group marks milestone with NewBo building tours

February 13, 2018 - 9:46am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Childhood drives with her mother instilled a love of historic buildings in Beth DeBoom’s heart. Dr. Seuss spurred her to put that passion into action as an adult, with...
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MidAmerican completes two new wind farms in Iowa

February 13, 2018 - 8:53am
On its quest for 100 percent renewable energy, MidAmerican Energy has announced the completion of its two latest wind farms, which add to the state’s growing wind energy generation. The Beaver...
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Iowa City man who escaped custody sentenced to 18 months

February 13, 2018 - 8:36am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal inmate who escaped from a residential facility last year will serve another 18 months in custody. Gabriel Mangum, 41, of Iowa City, was sentenced to 18 months in...
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