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Iowa Lawmakers Wrap Up Session

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2013 session last week with a series of compromises on some sticky issues.

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Extending the Debt Ceiling

It appears that Congress will not have to make a decision on extending the debt ceiling for a while…

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Fertilizer Use Questioned

One of the biggest expenses for Iowa farmers is the fertilizer they apply to their cropland.

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Kids Starting Summer Programs

Children across Minnesota will soon be on summer vacation. For the younger ones, that means a transition into a new child care or camp program or attending day care for the first time.

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AARP to Begin Listening Tour

This summer, there will be another chance for South Dakotans to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security.

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Plane Purchase Debated

Budget bills have been advanced to final consideration by the Unicameral, but not until one more round of debate on a proposal to buy a state plane.

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Warm and Dry Weather Good for Crops

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Much of Iowa had mostly warm and dry weather last week that benefited crop production.

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Presidential Candidates Urged to Participate in Iowa Forum

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Iowa Republicans like Governor Terry Branstad are joining with Iowa Democrats to urge presidential candidates to participate in an event sponsored by the Iowa Brown and Black Forum.

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Iowa Republicans Dispute Governor’s School Spending Veto

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The top-ranking Republican in the Iowa legislature disputes Republican Governor Terry Branstad's assertion that lawmakers "absolutely" knew he was likely to veto spending for Iowa's public schools.

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New Obesity Drug Not for Everyone

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Residents throughout the region are hearing a lot about a new drug to help fight obesity.

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Nebraskans Continue Petitions for Death Penalty Ballot Issue

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"Nebraskans for the Death Penalty" continue to collect signatures to put the issue to the vote of the people.