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(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – O. Kay Henderson) – The Iowa House has voted to require Iowa schools to conduct limited background checks on school employees. If the bill becomes law, school officials would ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News – Matt Kelley) – Legislation that would force all internet-based businesses to collect local and state sales taxes passed the U.S. Senate on Monday, a bill that could bring Iowa ...

Limo Fire Survivor Says Driver ‘Didn’t Do Anything’ to Help

One of the women who survived a weekend limousine fire, killing a bride and four of her friends celebrating her wedding, says the driver did too little to save her friends, which he has denied. “When he get ...

Job Outlook Modestly Brighter For New Grads

The employment outlook for new grads is sunny—without being what you’d call exactly blinding. So say companies that responded to a spring survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), ...

Cleveland Kidnap Suspect Was ‘Charismatic’ Guy, ‘Ashamed’ Neighbor Said

A neighbor described one of the men arrested in connection to the disappearance of three Cleveland women as a “charismatic” guy and said there was no indication that the women ever lived in the ...

Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry Hailed as ‘Real Hero’ in Rescue of Three Women

Police today lauded Amanda Berry as a “real hero” for breaking free after 10 years of captivity and rescuing herself and two other women held as prisoners in a Cleveland house. Berry’s bolt to ...

Domestic Terror Attack Thwarted in Minnesota: FBI

Authorities thwarted what could have been a deadly domestic terror attack last week when they raided the home of a militia-linked Minnesota man, law enforcement sources told ABC News today. Buford ...

The conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation is out with a new report today predicting sky-high costs – to the tune of $6.3 trillion – associated with the legalization of about 11 million undocumented ...

It was among the first states to legalize gay marriage and served as the 2008 campaign liftoff site for the first black president, but in other arenas Iowa isn’t quite so progressive — it’s also one of ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News O. Kay Henderson) – Legislators return to the statehouse today with all the major issues they’ve faced since January unresolved. Ten-member negotiating committees have been assigned ...