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Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley is expecting a federal disaster proclamation will be issued soon for the recent flooding in the state. Braley, a Democrat, spent part of last week touring some of the damage around ...

Officials say the University of Iowa’s flood preparations are “effective” and “no water” has seeped into any of the buildings on campus. University president Sally Mason briefed members of the Board of ...

About 1,100 “military federal technicians” who are part of the Iowa National Guard soon will be furloughed one day a week for 11 consecutive weeks, because of the so-called “sequester” cuts in the federal ...

Remember the partisan bickering in Congress last summer over student loan interest rates? Both parties accused the other of wanting to make college more expensive and lawmakers eventually chose to freeze everything ...

For the third time in a week, a suspicious package has been found at an office that serves the public in Council Bluffs. Fire Chief Alan Beyers says the latest questionable envelope was found on Wednesday at the ...

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted today to set September 3rd as the deadline for applications for new casino proposals in Linn County, while also moving to study the statewide gambling market. Commission ...

The University of Northern Iowa’s new president has been on the job for almost a week. William Ruud started at the Cedar Falls school on Friday, May 31st and yesterday he met with the board that governs the ...

Tropical Storm Andrea Bearing Down on Fla. Coast

Heavy rain was pouring across much of Florida early Thursday as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state’s western coast and a new tropical storm warning was issued for ...

Philadelphia Officials Face Questions Over Deadly Building Collapse, Inspections

Philadelphia officials are facing questions over whether the building collapse that killed six people on Wednesday could have been prevented. Mayor Michael Nutter and the city’s commissioner of licenses ...

Girl Gets New Birthday to Qualify for Adult Lungs

Sarah Murnaghan now has two records in the official organ transplant database: one with her real birthday and one with a birthday to make the system treat her as a 12-year-old. The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl ...