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(Radio Iowa) – The State of Iowa will use a $250,000 federal grant to bolster a program that pays gas stations to install “blender” pumps that incorporate a higher percentage of corn-based ethanol in motor ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge was set to be closed due to the federal government shut-down. The salaries of the state employees who work at the museum are paid with federal ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad says there’s no need to call legislators back into special session to make new spending plans to deal with the loss of federal funds due to the federal government ...

Maddy McCann Cops Make TV Appeal in Four Countries for Help

(ABC News) – British police are making a televised appeal today for help in solving the disappearance six years ago of Madeleine McCann and the appeal will be broadcast in four countries. The appeal, which ...

Walmart Shelves Emptied in Food Stamp Shopping Spree

(ABC News) – Louisiana officials are trying to decide what to do about a massive shopping spree by families on food stamps when a power outage lifted the caps on their spending cards. Police were called ...

Columbus Day 2013: Hero, Villain or Both?

(ABC News) – “In fourteen hundred ninety-two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue. “He had three ships and left from Spain/ He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.” – Source Unknown Time ...

VP Shies From Debt Fight Spotlight

(ABC News) – The last time Washington flirted with default, in 2011, Vice President Joe Biden rode to the rescue as the Great Dealmaker with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Dispatched to the Hill, ...

(Radio Iowa) – The three-member Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) predicts that state tax receipts will grow this fiscal year by less than 2-percent — which the panel calls “steady but not exuberant.” ...

(Radio Iowa) – While video games are usually associated with young people, a program being developed at Iowa State University has elderly Iowans taking joysticks in hand and heading for their flat-screen TVs. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Two former Iowa congressmen who served a combined 66 years in the U.S. House of Representatives say it may be time to get rid of the so-called “debt ceiling” that congress and the president ...