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Biden to meet with Western governors about wildfires, vows to raise firefighter pay

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he will host a meeting next week of Western governors, Cabinet members and Federal Emergency Management...

Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board to evaluate Reynolds’ media campaign

The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board will review Gov. Kim Reynolds’ coronavirus media campaign in light of allegations from Iowa State Auditor Rob...

Iowa Supreme Court: Police can’t search trash without warrants

Editor's note: This story has been corrected and updated. The previous version incorrectly characterized the court's ruling. The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday said police...

Jury awards $8 million in defamation case

A jury has awarded damages totaling $8 million to a Polk County man and his daughter in a defamation case against a Des Moines...

Test Iowa sites to close by mid-July as COVID-19 cases wane

Iowa's statewide drive-through COVID-19 testing program will end next month after more than a year in operation. Testing sites will close at 4 p.m. on...

Judge fines Sergeant Bluff man $80K for illegal burning

A judge has fined a Sergeant Bluff man $80,000, the maximum allowed, for burning thousands of railroad ties on his property. State regulators had repeatedly...

Senate panel advances nomination of Robin Carnahan to head GSA

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel on Wednesday unanimously advanced the nomination of former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to lead the federal Department of...

Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing crisis

WASHINGTON — Mayors of cities around the country stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure package during a...

U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

A U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee examined the cleanup needs for regions transitioning away from coal production Tuesday, with witnesses saying energy companies should...

Iowa Dems say the state is diverse as Nevada angles for first primary

As Nevada enacts a law to move ahead of Iowa in the presidential nominating process, Iowa Democrats are highlighting diversity in their electorate. Gov. Steve...
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