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  • Report reveals source of secret settlement funds DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The revelation from Gov. Terry Branstad's office that money from state agencies was used to pay secret settlements for fired workers prompted one lawmaker on Tuesday to question whether the funds have been misappropriated. Sen

    April 2, 2014

  • Iowa Senate rejects protective order bill changes DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has voted against a provision to add property of emotional value to domestic abuse protective orders, instead choosing to adhere to original legislation which only allowed the inclusion of pets. The Senate reje

    April 2, 2014

  • Federal investigators go inside burned building DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal investigators have gotten their first look inside a downtown Des Moines building gutted by fire over the weekend. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1krI7md ) that investigators with the Bureau of Alcoho

    April 2, 2014

  • Body found after fire at Charles City apartments CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A body has been found after a fire that damaged a four-unit apartment in the northern Iowa community of Charles City. The fire was reported around 2:40 p.m. Monday. The body was found inside one of the apartments. A name has

    April 1, 2014

  • Dallas County sees swift population growth DES MOINES (AP) -- The population of central Iowa's Dallas County grew by 3.5 percent from a year earlier, the largest such gain in the state, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data show the suburban Des Moines c

    April 1, 2014

  • Nonprofit seeks state funds for child funerals DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit group wants Iowa lawmakers to approve financial assistance for low-income families who can't afford to bury their children. Sing Me To Heaven, a foundation that offers support to families who have lost a child, wil

    April 1, 2014

  • Officer wounded during eastern Iowa traffic stop MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Safety says a police officer has been wounded during a traffic stop in eastern Iowa. The department says the Maquoketa (muh-KOH'-kih-tuh) officer was shot after making a traffic stop around 2:50 a.

    April 1, 2014

  • Iowa State forum to discuss major operations study AMES, Iowa (AP) — Employees and students at Iowa State University will get their turn to ask questions about a major cost-cutting review of the state's three public universities. A public forum is scheduled Tuesday morning at Howe Hall on the campus

    April 1, 2014

  • APNewsBreak: Iowa expands its 'do not rehire' list IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa continues to maintain an internal "do not rehire" list of fired employees who are barred from returning to state employment, even though judges have raised questions about its legality, according to a review by The Associa

    March 31, 2014

  • Branstad: No mastermind of secret settlements DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says no single person in his administration coordinated the payment of over $400,000 to former state workers who agreed to keep quiet about their dismissals. Branstad at his weekly news conference Monday in

    March 31, 2014

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