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UI plans to seek early retirement program

Facing pressure to cut costs, University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she will soon recommend an early retirement program to trim payroll expenses. Mason said Tuesday that the school would be asking the Board of Regents to approve a…

posted 2014-11-19 04:32:37 by KXEL


Iowa City factory workers allege wage violations

Activists are asking the U.S. Department of Labor to investigate allegations that workers at an Iowa City factory have been illegally denied wages. The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa filed the complaint Tuesday against RockTenn, a Georgia-based corporation…

posted 2014-11-18 17:42:56 by KXEL

Memo: Tuition freeze would cost $14.5 million

A memo from the Iowa Board of Regents says freezing tuition rates for all students next year would cost $14.5 million in lost revenue for the state's three public universities. The Iowa Board of Regents is scheduled to set tuition…

posted 2014-11-18 12:55:09 by KXEL

King to host political summit in Des Moines

Congressman Steve King will host several potential 2016 presidential candidates at a political summit in January. King on Tuesday announced he will hold the Iowa Freedom Summit on Jan. 24 in Des Moines.  Conservative group Citizens United will co-host the…

posted 2014-11-18 12:28:33 by KXEL

UI president cool to broader tuition freeze

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she would have concerns about extending a tuition freeze to cover nonresident and graduate students. The Iowa Board of Regents is expected to set tuition rates for next school year Dec. 3. Key…

posted 2014-11-18 12:27:13 by KXEL

More charges filed in Pleasant Hill shootings

Additional charges have been filed against a man accused of randomly shooting people in a Des Moines suburb. Court records show 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson now faces several drug charges, including possession with intent to deliver.  He remains at the…

posted 2014-11-18 11:15:00 by KXEL

Hubbard woman sent to prison for bank fraud

A 51-year-old Hubbard woman was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in federal prison for bank fraud. Stephanie Drake, formerly known as Stephanie Drake-Zierke, received the prison term after a July 23, 2014 guilty plea to one count of bank…

posted 2014-11-18 09:55:48 by KXEL

Cedar Falls to enforce 48-hour parking ordinance

The Cedar Falls Police Department would like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance.   With the recent snow fall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways…

posted 2014-11-18 08:10:01 by KXEL

East High School sets Financial Aid Night

The Waterloo East High School counseling department is hosting a financial aid information session on Tuesday, November 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the East High Auditorium. John Holland from the Iowa College Access Network will be the guest…

posted 2014-11-18 08:00:40 by KXEL

Activists to unveil Iowa City labor complaint

Activists say they plan to file a complaint on behalf of workers at an Iowa City factory who are owed wages from their employer. The Center for Worker Justice and Democratic lawmakers say they'll release details at a Tuesday afternoon…

posted 2014-11-18 05:25:34 by KXEL

Edgewood man shoots himself in hunting accident

Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself while hunting raccoons. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 20-year-old Kyle Fry of Edgewood is recovering from a non-life-threatening wound in a Dubuque hospital.  Officials say he accidentally…

posted 2014-11-18 05:23:36 by KXEL


Des Moines schools placed on brief lockdown

Officials in Des Moines say a high school, a middle school and an elementary school were briefly locked down because of a nearby shooting. Des Moines Public Schools says East High School, Hiatt Middle School and Carver Community School were…

posted 2014-11-17 13:03:49 by KXEL