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IOWA CITY — Money and politics are often viewed as enemies. But the Iowa Electronic Markets use the power of money to predict politics with surprising accuracy. The markets treat politicians like stocks, and lets the free market do the rest.
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By mid-December, you might think most farm work has wrapped up.
Which could be true in a more typical year with more snow cover, although forecasts this week are below freezing statewide, one central Iowa farmer was racing last Friday to sa Read More »
The 2014 growing season was very abnormal, according to Iowa State University field agronomist Mark Johnson.
He covers central Iowa and says late planting, cool soil temperatures and excess rain made this season different.
He says the Read More »
WATERLOO (AP) — The Waterloo City Council has agreed to purchase a closed Hostess bakery in hopes of ensuring the site’s future development fits in with other plans for the downtown area.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the council Read More »
A new grant will help Eastern Iowa communities to market themselves and attract top local talent for jobs. The Iowa Economic Development Authorities awarded the $50,000 grant to the Creative Corridor Alliance. The Alliance is comprised of economic Read More »
DES MOINES — A new lottery game based on the popular board game Monopoly will cease sales just after Christmas because of lower-than-expected sales, state officials said Monday.
The Monopoly Millionaires’ Club lottery game will end in its cu Read More »
At the final Des Moines farmers market of the year last Friday. It was the second year for the winter farmer’s market at its expanded location in the Capitol square and kaleidoscope at the hub downtown, with over 130.
You won’t find any shor Read More »
WATERLOO (AP) — The city of Waterloo is considering buying the idle former Hostess plant downtown to encourage development.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the City Council will vote Monday on a plan to spend up to $415,000 on the b Read More »
Congress adjourns next week, but before it does there’s one bill agricultural interests will watch closely; a collection of 50 or so tax breaks collectively referred to as tax extenders.
Included is a higher limit for section 179 expensing, Read More »
IOWA CITY — Iowa City’s Historic Preservation Commission has voted that the mid-19th century cottages on South Dubuque Street are historically significant.
The commission Thursday voted unanimously that the cottages, which reached public att Read More »
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