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Take Back Drug Program Reinstated

The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is applauding a recent decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reinstate its National Prescription Drug Take Back program.

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Search for U of I President Continues

Sally Mason has stepped into retirement.

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith; Export – Import Bank Tied to Highway Funding

The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill.

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Daily fantasy sports land in gambling industry crosshairs

Each year millions of Americans draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money competitions that last only a few hours.

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Ben Stiller back as dimwitted male model in ‘Zoolander 2’ trailer

The sequel to the 2001 comedy is still several months away but with one-liners like these, we can't wait.

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CEO of Growth Energy Steps Down

Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis announced Friday he’s stepping down as Chief Executive officer of the organization that lobby’s on renewable fuel issues.

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Iowa Senator Calls for Review of Cargill Deal

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley wants the U.S. Justice Department’s Anti Trust Division to review the proposed acquisition by JBS of Cargill Pork.

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Short Term Highway Bill Not Ideal

Before adjourning for the August recess last week, the U.S. House passed a short term extension of the highway bill.

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Ag Secretary Considering a Poultry Disaster Program

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers, similar to what’s in place for livestock producers.

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission Funding in the Air

The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Mike Conaway, says he’ll fight any increase in funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

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Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

The boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle.

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SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

Coaches around the Southeastern Conference have had to do a little extra homework on opposing coordinators during the offseason.

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‘Star Trek’ style elevators coming to a house near you

A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.

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Congress Left With Few Days to Finalize Budget

When Congress returns from the August recess after Labor Day, they will have only a few days to work through the budget and keep the government funded into the new fiscal year which starts on October first.

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Death Penalty Petition Continues in Nebraska

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has been holding town hall meetings around the state in the last couple of weeks.

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75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Underway

Up to a million people may descend on western South Dakota this week to take part in the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Mid-American Economy Sees Weak Growth in July

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for July, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, slumped for the month.

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Nebraska Best Burger Contest Underway

There is a twist in this year's Nebraska Beef Council's Best Burger Contest.

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Cooler, Wetter Weather Ahead for the Northern Plains

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It looks like El Nino will have a growing influence on the weather in the northern plains.

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SD Community Foundation Growing Investments

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The South Dakota Community Foundation is the coordinator between giving and receiving.

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SD River District Boundaries To Change

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The River Basin Natural Resource District Oversight Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota legislature held their first meeting earlier this month to begin the process of rewriting river basin boundaries.

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SD Pheasant Count Up Sharply

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It looks like hunters should have better chances of bagging pheasants when they head out in October.

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Mobile Drivers License Software Being Tested in Iowa

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A company that's developed mobile driver's license software is running a test of its product with Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) employees.