Regents to OK Last Budget Without New Metrics

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Board of Regents next week is expected to approve the 2015 budgets for its three public universities, marking the final time it plans to allocate state dollars without weighing enrollment and performance metrics.

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Veterans Declare Support for 2014 Branstad-Reynolds Ticket

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad said Iowa “has become a lot more veteran friendly” under his watch since he began his fifth term in January 2011.

Branstad told a gathering of current and former soldiers and their family members on han Read More »

Pursuit Ends With Drunk Driving, Drug Charges For Cedar Rapids Man

A Cedar Rapids man led police on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed into an apartment building and a fence.

Around 12:24 a.m. Tuesday, a Cedar Rapids Police Officer witnessed 20-year-old Duval T. Walker drive through a road closur Read More »

Agribusiness Report: July 29

Experts say the weather will play a major role in whether grain prices go up or down. Market Analyst Mark Seery said no rain means the soybean market will go higher.

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Searchers Find Body in Union County Lake

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a person who may have drowned while fishing on a Union County lake.

KCCI-TV reports someone called authorities Monday evening to report an empty boat on Twelve Mile Lake, about four miles Read More »

New Ramp Caps Downtown Cedar Rapids Parking Expansion

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — For years, finding parking for employees in downtown Cedar Rapids was always one of the biggest hurdles to landing new businesses. But since the flood of 2008, more parking has popped up in the downtown area. And the number of Read More »

Iowa Building Renovation Begins in Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Crews are finally restoring the long vacant administration building of a shuttered company in Waterloo.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the historic building that once belonged to former giant Rath Packing Comp Read More »

Dozens of Animals Found Inside Two Fort Dodge Homes

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Fort Dodge authorities have found a total of 50 to 60 animals inside two homes that stank of urine and feces.

Officers who responded to a nearby residence on Saturday were told about the animals. Officers then Read More »

Iowa Lottery Sales Fall 7 Percent

DES MOINES, Iowa — Fewer cases of jackpot fever and a hard Midwest winter slowed lottery sales in fiscal 2014, but the state enterprise still managed to top the $300 million mark for the third straight year, officials with the Iowa Lottery s Read More »

Linn County Auditor Hopes to be More Inclusive to Non-English Speakers During Elections

LINN COUNTY, Iowa - The Linn County Auditor’s Office hopes filling a vacant election clerk position with someone who can speak more than just English will help minority voters feel more included and better informed during elections.

“I stud Read More »

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