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Iowa ethics board fines Waterloo mayor

An Iowa oversight board has fined Waterloo's mayor for using his city email for political purposes. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board ruled Wednesday that Mayor Buck Clark violated campaign ethics rules. Former Waterloo school board member Bill Kammeyer…

posted 2014-06-05 09:03:10 by KXEL

High times for Dyersville greenhouse maker

A greenhouse maker in northeast Iowa is reporting a boost in sales as more states legalize the medical use of marijuana. A corporate official says that demand from marijuana growers has caused an estimated 25 percent increase in greenhouse production…

posted 2014-06-05 09:01:32 by KXEL

Judge OKs Des Moines bedbug lawsuit settlement

A Polk County judge has approved a $2.45 million settlement of a lawsuit over bedbugs at two downtown Des Moines apartment towers. Judge Robert Blink on Wednesday approved the settlement between the class-action group and First Baptist Elderly Housing Foundation,…

posted 2014-06-05 09:00:19 by KXEL


Republicans nominate Blum for US House seat

Dubuque business owner Rod Blum has won the Republican nomination for Iowa's 1st Congressional District. He emerged from a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, who is running for U.S. Senate. The 59-year-old Blum won…

posted 2014-06-04 10:43:48 by KXEL

Murphy wins 5-way Democratic 1st District primary

Longtime Dubuque Rep. Pat Murphy has won the Democratic nomination for northeast Iowa's 1st Congressional District. Murphy won the nomination over four other candidates in Tuesday's primary election.  He will face the winner of a three-person Republican race. They're seeking…

posted 2014-06-04 10:42:39 by KXEL

Ernst wins Republican primary for US Senate

State Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Republican primary for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat held for 30 years by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin. The 43-year-old Ernst won the nomination over five candidates.  She'll face Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in…

posted 2014-06-04 10:41:31 by KXEL

Branstad wins GOP nomination for record 6th term

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has easily won the Republican nomination for governor as he seeks a record sixth term in office. Branstad had no trouble in Tuesday's primary election, in which he faced conservative political activist Tom Hoefling. Branstad now…

posted 2014-06-04 10:40:16 by KXEL

Des Moines officer accused of assault is fired

A 33-year-old Des Moines police officer accused of assaulting his former girlfriend has been fired. A police spokesman said Tuesday that Cody Grimes had violated the department policies on conduct and obedience to laws and orders.  Grimes has 14 days…

posted 2014-06-04 10:31:19 by KXEL

Waterloo man in road rage incident gets 78 months

A Waterloo man accused of pulling out a handgun during a road rage incident has been sent to federal prison. Jeramia Cook was sentenced last month to six years and six months.  He was indicted Nov. 19 on a single…

posted 2014-06-04 10:29:01 by KXEL

Small plane lands in Benton County cornfield

Authorities say a pilot wasn't injured during the emergency landing he made in an eastern Iowa cornfield. The plane came down around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday in northern Benton County. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was alone in…

posted 2014-06-04 10:27:07 by KXEL


Cedar Falls police investigate homicide

Cedar Falls police are investigating a homicide. Officers were sent to the 18-hundred block of Tremont Street at 1:36 Sunday morning to investigate a report of gunshots.  When they arrived on the scene they found 21-year-old Norman Carroll Gant of…

posted 2014-06-01 11:10:24 by KXEL

Branstad vetoes millions in funding

Gov. Terry Branstad has vetoed tens of millions of dollars in state spending that legislators had approved, with some of the biggest cuts targeting environmental protection and recreation projects. Branstad trimmed state money for the Resource Enhancement and Protection fund,…

posted 2014-06-01 10:59:52 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
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I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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