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Branstad’s return shows income of $235,000
The Iowa governor and his wife, Chris, are paying $6,235 in state taxes.
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Father joins effort to change Iowa's handgun age limits
A Johnston father of two young daughters is joining with gun-rights advocates in seeking a change to an Iowa law that makes it illegal for children younger than 14 to fire handguns.
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Board paroles Iowa inmate imprisoned for decades
The Iowa Board of Parole agreed Wednesday to release a 68-year-old Iowa inmate who has been imprisoned since 1974 for the killing of a man over a gambling debt.
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Nancy's Almanac, April 16, 2014: Yes, it's been drier and colder than normal
The first three months of the year were unusually dry and slightly colder than average in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, according to a climate report released Tuesday by the National Climatic Data Center.
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Iowa Public Radio seeks more funds from universities
Iowa Public Radio is asking for additional funding from the state's three public universities, a departure from a plan to become financially independent of them, according to a proposal released Tuesday.
DUI no bar to running for office, Iowa Supreme Court rules
The high court says the aggravated misdemeanor is not an "infamous crime" but doesn't define what that is.
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Four, including Omahan, vie for police chief position in Council Bluffs
Jeffrey Elliott of Fremont, Neb., John Farmer of Omaha and Terry LeMaster and Scott Milner, both of Council Bluffs, are candidates to fill the position vacated by Ralph O’Donnell, who retired at the end of March.
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Plans for new $16M YMCA in Council Bluffs at 'critical juncture'
The proposed facility is to be on Kanesville Boulevard where a child-care facility is now located and only a block or two from the city’s two hospitals.
Only 1 of 8 juveniles who fled from Iowa treatment facility is still at large
Authorities say two juveniles who escaped from a north-central Iowa treatment facility last week have been captured while a third remains at large.
Hypnotist at post-prom event in Iowa accused of public intoxication
The Marshalltown Police Department said 43-year-old Terry Woodward was taken into custody early Sunday.
Lunar eclipse was visible in the Omaha area
Another one will occur Oct. 8, so mark your calendars if you want to see it.
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Iowans' weekly trip to help homeless on Omaha's streets now a full-time passion
The volunteers see their year-old effort to help Omaha's homeless blossom.
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New Sioux City casino gets some of its slots
More than 100 slot machines have been delivered for the new Hard Rock casino in Sioux City.
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Iowa Gov. Branstad put on defensive by spate of mini-scandals
The Republican governor now finds himself in an unfamiliar position: He's fending off multiple mini-scandals and has become a political target in a midterm campaign that was supposed to be about the Democratic president's problems, not his.
Bellevue man gets 25 years in Mills County sex abuse case
GLENWOOD, Iowa — A judge said Monday that John R. Schondelmeyer will serve “effectively a life sentence” for a sex abuse case in Mills County last September involving two girls, ages 9 and 8.
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Aiming to gather 200 pairs of socks for homeless, Iowa teens end up with more than 1,000
Chantel Schmidt and Emily Pattee, both 18-year-old seniors at Harlan (Iowa) High School, collected 1,089 pairs of socks for homeless people in just one month as a National Honor Society project.
Sioux City council advances pit bull proposal
The proposal would let the city manager give exemptions to licensed Sioux City animal rescue agencies.
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Law change may cause some absentee ballots in Iowa to be tossed
A lack of a postmark on some absentee envelopes has been a problem since 2011.
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Heroin treatment, overdose deaths rising in Iowa
Some states, including Iowa, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.
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Icy conditions catch city crews, commuters by surprise
Parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa had slick roads Monday morning, and police stopped taking property damage accident reports.
Prescription drug drop-off is April 26
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Rather than doing $250K in repairs, owner who lives in lot behind 94-year-old house in Dundee razes it
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad
Teen killed at Gallagher Park was shot in head as he sat in SUV, friend who was wounded says
NB 30th Street lane closed
State Patrol, Omaha police conduct vehicle inspections
After all his bluster and bravado in the courtroom, Nikko Jenkins found guilty of 4 murders
A recap of what got done — and what didn't — in the 2014 legislative session
Bernie Kanger formally promoted to Omaha fire chief
U.S. House incumbents have deeper pockets than their challengers
Nancy's Almanac, April 17, 2014: Trees save money
Ex-Iowan behind landmark free speech case recounts story in Bellevue
Gov. Heineman signs water bill; sponsor calls it 'landmark legislation'
New UNO center strengthens ties between campus, community
Senate candidate Shane Osborn to include anti-tax activist Norquist in telephone town hall
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Gov. Heineman calls 2014 a 'very good year for Nebraska taxpayers'
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Attorney: Man accused of trying to open plane's door needs psychiatric evaluation
49-year-old sentenced to 40-50 years for attempted sex assault of child
Brothers looking for pot sentenced for violent home invasion
At Boys Town panel, experts stress it's never too early to educate children
Arrest made in teen's shooting death at Benson's Gallagher Park
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