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Clinton Pitches To Working Americans At Presidential Campaign Rally

Hillary Clinton delivers her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination. In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 presidential election, Clinton […]

Iowa Republicans Kill High-Profile Presidential Straw Poll

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn at the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll

By Kay Henderson DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – The Iowa Republican Party on Friday killed the state’s high-profile presidential straw poll, putting an end to a decades-old political tradition that had outlived its usefulness. The circus-like summer event, planned for August 8, had traditionally served as a test of organizing strength that helped winnow the […]

U.S. Egg Prices To Hit Record High Due To Bird Flu

Safeway brand Lucerne eggs are seen at the store in Wheaton, Maryland February 13, 2015.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – The average price of a dozen eggs in the United States will climb to a record high this year due to the nation’s worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry, U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Wednesday showed. The USDA, in a monthly supply and demand report, increased […]

Gov. Terry Branstad orders flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco

State of Iowa Seal

Omaha Police Officer and Iowa resident killed in the line of duty Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in honor of Omaha, Neb., Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, who was […]


Sgt. Brady A. Beach, a Sioux City resident serving with the Iowa Army National Guard’s Detachment 2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry based in Spencer, is presented the Army Achievement Medal by the Iowa Army National Guard’s Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), Brig. Gen. Steve Altman (left), and State Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Rachel Fails (right).  Beach beat out 13 other Soldiers to earn Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year honors in the Iowa National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition. He now moves on to compete in the Region 4 contest, which consists of seven Midwestern states, May 11-14 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

The Iowa Army National Guard’s finest warriors gathered at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center March 20-22, 2015 to compete in the annual Best Warrior Competition. The three-day competition tested the Soldiers’ physical, mental and professional skills. Eleven privates first class and specialists competed for the Soldier of the Year title, while 13 sergeants […]

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds meets with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, shares progress of Nutrient Reduction Strategy and urges a robust RFS

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds took her oath of office on Friday to start her second term in that role. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and shared Iowa’s efforts in implementing the science-based Nutrient Reduction Strategy and urged the EPA to maintain a strong and robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The meeting took place while the lt. governor attended National Lieutenant Governors […]

First Ever Iowa Ag Summit Presents A Different View On The Presidential Hopefuls

Protestor Joe Mangino was escorted from the premises after protesting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Saturday at the Ag Summit.

Des Moines, Iowa – It was slated to be a bi-partisan presidential candidate event, to be held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. It turned out to be a GOP event, mostly, with one exception in former Lt. Governor Patty Judge. Bruce Rastetter has made his fortune in the agribusiness, and some are calling him the […]


Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s State Climatology Office and the National Weather Service are recruiting volunteer precipitation observers across Iowa to participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network, known as “CoCoRaHS.” All that is needed to participate is an interest in the weather, a four inch […]

Gov. Branstad signs Senate File 257 into law

State of Iowa Seal

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bill into law: Senate File 257: an Act relating to transportation funding by limiting the term of indebtedness for certain county projects, modifying certain permit fees, modifying the rate of the excise taxes on motor fuel and certain special fuel, establishing a fuel distribution percentage […]

Vander Linden Votes For Small Business Tax Cut

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R)

(DES MOINES) – Tuesday, Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) voted in favor of Senate File 126, a bill which updates Iowa tax code with tax changes made by the federal government last year, resulting in close to $100 million in tax cuts for Iowa small businesses and families. The bill also includes tax deductions of: […]

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