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(Radio Iowa) – Iowa farmers have harvested five-percent of the state’s corn and soybean crops, according the latest update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mostly dry weather over the last week ...

Government Shutdown Standoff: What Happens Next?

With government departments and agencies officially in shutdown mode this morning, the warring parties on Capitol Hill appear just as entrenched as they did when the standoff started. Senate Majority Leader Harry ...

The Most Surprising Consequences of a Government Shutdown

The government is now in the midst of its first partial government shutdown in almost 18 years and the effects will be felt in some unusual places. From the shuttering of Congress’s barber shop and dry cleaning, ...

President Obama Blames GOP ‘Ideological Crusade’ for Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans are “demanding ransom” by refusing to fund the government unless Democrats agree to alter the nation’s divisive health care law, President Obama said in a Rose Garden ...

World War II Veterans Cross Memorial Barricades Despite Shutdown

A group of 92 Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight Veterans refused to let a government shutdown stop them from entering the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this morning. Though the memorial was ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans are being warned about a scam involving the federal government’s Affordable Care Act, a large portion of which will launch next week. Con artists are calling homes, saying they’re ...

(Radio Iowa) – John Deere will soon have a very visible presence in our nation’s capital. The Trust for the National Mall announced Friday that the company will donate $400,000 worth of grounds care ...

(Radio Iowa) – At midnight tonight the temporary extension of the Farm Bill expires. Iowa Farm Bureau president Craig Hill is among the many residents of farm country who’re finding it difficult to read the ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) found 93-percent of retailers who sold tobacco refused to sell to an underage customer during checks by the division in the last fiscal year. Meghan ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad has issued a second warning to the state troopers on his security detail who drive his vehicle.”If they value their jobs, they’re going to abide by the law,” ...

(Radio Iowa) – The cost of going to an Iowa community college went up slightly in the last year. Kent Farver is the bureau director for community colleges with the Iowa Department of Education. “With the 15 ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa business group is working with the state’s community colleges to boost programs that develop work skills, like welding, that are in short supply.There are manufacturing jobs available ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad suggests federal officials are afraid the State of Iowa’s version of Medicaid expansion will work and that’s one of the reasons the state’s request for waivers to ...

Purported Photos of the iPad 5 Leak Before Apple’s Unveil

The iPhone and iOS 7 craze might be behind us, only to be replaced by new iPad madness. Numerous purported photos of Apple’s thinner and lighter tablet have leaked in the past month, signaling that the ...

Amanda Knox’s Third Trial Starts With Plea for ‘Dignity of Truth’

Amanda Knox’s third murder trial began in an Italian courtroom today with a written appeal from the sister of Meredith Kercher, Knox’s former roommate who was slain in 2007, saying that Kercher ...

Empty Runaway Train Crash Makes Chicago Authorities Suspicious

An empty train rolled down a Chicago el track and slammed into a commuter train that was loading passengers this morning, injuring dozens and bringing the rush hour to a halt. Officials investigating how the train ...

Obamacare Standoff Recalls Pain of 1995 Shutdown

Whether a looming government shutdown lasted hours or months, there could be pain ahead for thousands of federal workers and Americans who will be affected by parts of the federal government’s shuttering its ...

(Radio Iowa) -Republican Congressman Steve King is publicly signaling his support of the embattled leadership of the Iowa GOP.  Local party organizations in Appanoose and Polk Counties have passed resolutions that ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad met with the State Board of Education Thursday to discuss the group’s education goals for the next year.  The state passed a major reform package in the last ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s top fire investigator has resigned. State Fire Marshal Ray Reynolds is being reassigned and he’ll become the new head of the state’s building code and inspection unit. Reynolds has ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Jefferson County Attorney says charges will not be filed in the September 4th shooting of a southeast Iowa man. Authorities say David Bittner, of Lockridge, had been shot in the stomach by ...

(Radio Iowa) – The mother-in-law of a woman found dead in her home in Tama Wednesday has been charged with the woman’s murder. Iowa DCI Special Agent In Charge Bill Keitzman says the body of 32-year-old ...

(Radio Iowa) – The chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa says he has no intention of resigning and he’s striking back at critics who’ve raised concerns about lackluster fundraising for the state party ...

(Radio Iowa) – Another state trooper was pulled over last month for speeding while driving the governor’s SUV. A spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Sergeant Scott Bright, says it happened ...

New Jersey Judge Orders Legalized Gay Marriage Statewide

A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, citing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act. Mercer County Superior Court judge ...