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(Radio Iowa) – The state’s chief executive says union work rules are to blame for some of the problems uncovered at the state home for troubled juveniles, a charge the head of a union that represents state ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans who want farm-fresh products grown the old-fashioned way but who also want to order it on-line now have a couple of options. Jason Grimm is the founder of the Iowa Valley Food Coop, which ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is trying for a second time to rally support in Washington, D.C. for a bill to establish a national research center to study floods. In 2011, the National Flood ...

(Radio Iowa) – Members of an animal rights group are staging protests outside two Iowa Walmart stores this week as part of a regional demonstration. Jeni Haines, national campaign coordinator for Mercy for ...

(Radio Iowa) – Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack supports the Obama Administration’s decision to close U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa this week. “I’ve not been privy to any of the ...

(Radio Iowa) – A national bus tour has rolled into Iowa today to urge lawmakers to require background checks for private gun sales. Carlee Soto came to Des Moines for the event. Her sister Victoria was a ...

(Radio Iowa) – A former youth pastor at a Des Moines church is facing sexual abuse charges.   Des Moines police say they were contacted by a female juvenile and her parents who said she had been sexually ...

‘Sliders’ Snatching Valuables From Cars Across US

In a new wave of crime that occurs in an instant, thieves are cagily sliding into victim’s cars and snatching valuables from open windows, in what police are calling “sliding.” From Corbin, Ky., to Tampa, ...

Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro’s ‘House of Horrors’ Demolished

Michelle Knight was on-hand today to see the Cleveland “house of horrors” where she was held captive for 11 years by Ariel Castro demolished. A smiling Knight, 32, greeted crowds and handed out yellow ...

Lottery Fever Fatigue: Powerball Soars to $425 Million

If it seems as though lottery fever has become a near-constant ailment, that’s because it has. Tonight’s Powerball jackpot, worth a cool $425 million, is just the latest in a string of history-making ...

California Missing Kids’ Dad Begs Suspect to ‘Let My Daughter Go’

While authorities in San Diego wait on DNA test results to determine if remains found in a scorched California home belong to one of two children for which an Amber Alert was issued, the childrens’ father ...

(Radio Iowa) – Not far from Iowa City, Johnson County officials are trying to preserve a 19th century farm that was once a home for the poor and mentally ill by placing it on the National Register of Historic ...

          (Radio Iowa) – Modern wind turbines are now a common site across the Iowa countryside, while old fashioned windmills are rusting away on abandoned farmsteads. But, a central Iowa man is working ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans who love the taste of farm-fresh sweet corn, tomatoes and other just-picked veggies already know where to go — as this is Iowa Farmers Market Week. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill ...

(Radio Iowa) – Congress left Washington for its August recess Friday without passing a new farm bill and the current farm bill extension will expire just weeks after lawmakers are scheduled to return. While ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad is regrouping and hopes to come up with a new alternative that would prevent Iowa school districts from starting early in mid-August. “It is an important issue to a lot ...

(Radio Iowa) – State Auditor Mary Mosiman gives the state budget plan the governor and legislators agreed upon high marks overall, but she is raising a few concerns. Mosiman, a Republican, says about $129 ...

Defense: Ga. Woman Crushed by Husband’s Death

Andrea Sneiderman was a happily married mother devastated by her husband’s killing, not the woman prosecutors described as engaged in a “forbidden romance” with the boss who fatally shot her spouse ...

Google Co-Founder: The Man Behind the $300K Test-Tube Burger

If you are going to spend thousands of dollars on a burger made not out of meat but of bovine stem cells, you’ve got to have a huge passion for science and innovation. You’ve also got to have a lot of ...

RNC Says No Debates If NBC and CNN Don’t Pull Clinton Movies

The Republican National Committee has a message for NBC and CNN: If they don’t pull their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries and movie, no RNC partnered 2016 debates for them. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote a ...

Alex Rodriguez, Others Suspended by MLB for Drugs

Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case — the most ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa-born war hero was laid to rest Thursday. A funeral for Colonel George “Bud” Day was held in Florida. Day was born in Sioux City and grew up in the Riverside area of town. Day earned ...

(Radio Iowa) – The State Board of Education took the first step Thursday in allowing school districts to set their school calendars based on hours of instruction instead if the current requirement of a set ...

(Radio Iowa) – A former Saturday Night Live cast member visited a small town in northern Iowa this week, encouraging young people in the audience to pursue opportunities at home. Gary Kroeger grew up in Cedar ...

(Radio Iowa) – More than two-dozen grocery stores in Iowa and Nebraska are being accused of violating child labor laws. Scott Allen, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor, says the list includes several ...