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(Radio Iowa News) – Many tall office buildings have “lightning protection equipment” — but the state capitol doesn’t — yet. “It is common for the capitol building to get struck during a lightning ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A state senator from central Iowa has set the goal of raising a million dollars by year’s end for a run for governor. However, State Senator Jack Hatch, a Democrat from Des Moines, said ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Iowa Democratic Party’s chairman is embarking on a three-day tour of the state to tout the compromises Democrats and Republicans struck to end the 2013 legislative session. Party ...

(Radio Iowa News) – With more rain in the forecast — flooding or the potential for flooding — continues to be an issue across the state. In eastern Iowa, the University of Iowa is taking some of the most ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The weather has impacted the search for Kathlynn Shepard, the 15-year-old north-central Iowa girl who’s been missing since last Monday. Part of the search for Shepard had involved patrols ...

(Radio Iowa News) – As many Iowans are seeing flooded streets, wet basements and farmland underwater, more heavy rain is expected to fall on much of Iowa later today and into Thursday. Meteorologist Jim Lee, ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The pedestrian bridge that links Council Bluffs and Omaha was the scene of a triple-shooting early this morning. Police say three people were shot on the Omaha side of the Bob Kerrey ...

Churches to Cut Ties With Boy Scouts

A number of churches that previously sponsored Boy Scout troops have said they plan to sever ties to the organization following its decision to lift a longtime national ban on admitting openly gay Scouts. Openly gay ...

Mich. Authorities Await Autopsy Results for Ex-QB

A three-day search for one of the winningest college quarterbacks ever ended in a remote wooded area in Michigan, where authorities found his body and were left with a mystery of how he died. Authorities were hoping ...

Michele Bachmann’s Exit Strategy

EIGHT IS ENOUGH: In an e-mail message to supporters and a video posted online early this morning Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announced she would not seek a fifth term in Congress in 2014. “Be assured, my ...