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(Radio Iowa) – Democratic Senator Tom Harkin is celebrating the 11th-hour bipartisan agreement that will give the U.S. government renewed borrowing authority and fully open the federal government. “This ...

(Radio Iowa) – Republicans Chuck Grassley and Steve King were the only two members of Iowa’s congressional delegation to vote against the deal that has ended the federal government shutdown and extended the ...

(Radio Iowa) – Copper is used for wiring because of its ability to conduct electricity, but in recent months the value of the metal has created a magnetic appeal to thieves. The electric companies and coops ...

(Radio Iowa) – If you have a flight today out of the Des Moines International Airport, expect to see plenty of red, white and blue flags amidst camouflage uniforms, hugs and flowing tears. About 40 members of ...

(Radio Iowa) – A website that ranks America’s communities for their “livability” has five Iowa cities on its top 100 list. Livability.com looked at categories like amenities, economy, education, health ...

(Radio Iowa) – The nation’s leading motor home maker reports stronger-than-expected quarterly profits as its backlog grows due to rebounding demand. Forest City-based Winnebago Industries reports revenues in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was featured in a panel discussion at World Food Prize festivities in Des Moines this morning. Blair was here to tout his foundation which works to ...

As Shutdown Lifts, Capitol Hill’s Ohio Clock Ticks Again

(ABC News) – Remember that clock in the U.S. Capitol that shut down during the shutdown? Well, today, the Ohio Clock came back to life, ticking again for the first time in at least a week. Its hands were ...

Utah Doc on Trial for Killing Wife May Be ‘Total Jerk’ But Jury Told: ‘Set Aside Your Emotion’

(ABC News) – The murder trial of a once-prominent Utah doctor began today with prosecutors painting him as a manipulative adulterer who fatally drugged his former beauty queen wife so he could pursue a ...

Obama Challenges GOP to ‘Win an Election’ If They Want New Policies

(ABC News) – The threat of default and 16-day government shutdown that ended Wednesday night left the American people — and President Obama — frustrated. “You don’t like a particular ...

Ted Cruz Won’t Rule Out Another Shutdown, But McConnell Does

(ABC News) – It’s the question on everyone’s minds: could the country be pushed to the brink of another shutdown when government funding runs out in January? Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who pushed ...

(Radio Iowa) – To taste Iowa’s “best” breaded pork tenderloin, you’ll have to travel to the southeast corner of the state. The River Rock Cafe in Mount Pleasant is being named the number-one restaurant ...

(Radio Iowa) – The President of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is calling on members to share their opinions on a host of issues prior to the ICA’s policy meeting in December. Ed Greiman of Garner says ...

(Radio Iowa) – A study is getting underway to analyze the market statewide for the possible addition of new casinos, while another study that will look at a totally different aspect of the industry is also in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Residents around Little Wall Lake near Jewell met with state officials Tuesday to talk about raising the lake’s water level. Jane Todey, who attended the meeting, has lived on the shore of ...

Airport Employee Arrested in Dry Ice Explosions

(ABC News) – A Los Angeles International Airport employee has been arrested in connection with the dry ice explosions during a two-day span earlier this week at one of the nation’s busiest airports, ...

Parents of Alleged Cyberbully Blame Facebook Hack

(ABC News) – The parents of one of the teenage girls accused of bullying Rebecca Sedwick to suicide said they monitored their daughter’s Facebook activities nightly and saw no signs of bullying, ...

Soldier’s ‘Salute Seen Around the World’ Brought Men to Tears

(ABC News) – U.S. Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis was lying on a hospital bed in Afghanistan, hooked up to a breathing tube with his right hand heavily bandaged when he was awarded a Purple Heart for his valor in ...

Senate Leaders’ Agreement Extends Debt Limit to Feb. 7

(ABC News) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached an agreement on a compromise that would fund the government until Jan. 15 and extend the debt limit until Feb. 7. ...

(Courtesy of WOI) - IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy hired an instructor last year even though he’d been demoted from his previous job for harassing a female cadet. The Ankeny ...

(Courtesy of WOI) - WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A joint drug task force in Iowa says it has seized more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $1 million. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) today rejected a call for enacting stricter water quality standards for 159 Iowa lakes. The Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) was among the ...

(Radio Iowa) – The wide variety of weather this spring and summer caused stress for many plants — but not pumpkins. Diane Ten Napel, along with her husband, has operated Diane’s Pumpkin Patch in Plymouth ...

(Radio Iowa) – A former Iowa congressman who worked behind the scenes on embassy security issues says moving U.S. embassies out of urban areas may be the best option for security. Former Congressman Neal ...

(Radio Iowa) – Farmers across the region who’ve seen crops and livestock wiped out in recent tornadoes, floods and blizzards can’t get official damage assessments done as Farm Service Agency offices are ...