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DES MOINES — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is transforming the Iowa Supreme Court from one that leaned liberal to a solidly conservative body, prompting concerns among critics that it could erode past support for civil liberties as well as abortion and gay rights.

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U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Monday allowing sports betting through Iowa's 19 state-regulated casinos, making it the second Midwestern state — after Indiana — to legalize sports books.

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SHENANDOAH — In Iowa’s proverbial sea of corn and soybean fields, State Sen. Tom Shipley wants to add a ripple to those waves — industrial hemp.

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DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate asks Iowans who receive a “No Activity in 4 Years” mailing from his office to respond quickly.

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The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce will again host its annual Legislative Coffee Saturday morning, enabling Chamber members and the general public to interact and ask questions with our local State Representatives.

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will be in Council Bluffs today to give a presentation as part of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee yield contest awards.

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DES MOINES — Iowa was in the forefront of a national effort to reduce partisanship in the courts nearly 50 years ago when it decided to stop electing judges and instead rely on nominations by a panel of citizens and lawyers. In all, about three dozen states adopted similar systems aimed at e…

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The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education has approved a plan to provide early retirement incentives to up to 25 administrators and/or certified staff who have at least 25 years of service in the district.

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Newly elected Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand spoke to the Council Bluffs Noon Rotary Club Thursday. An attorney, Sand most recently spent eight years working in the Iowa Attorney General’s office.

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The Iowa Attorney General’s Office points to what has become a familiar story: A home improvement contractor takes money from several homeowners but leaves behind nothing but broken promises and unfinished projects. Even if lawsuits are filed and judgments ordered, sometimes no money is ever…

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Secretary of State Paul Pate is reminding Iowans that voter ID is now required before casting a ballot at the polling place.

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IOWA CITY — A complaint alleging that employees at Iowa's workplace safety agency used a toy banana to make sexual jokes triggered an investigation that led to the removal of two top officials, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press.

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The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education met with local legislators Tuesday to remind them of the board’s legislative priorities.

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ANKENY — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell traded barbs Wednesday over the state budget and privatization of the Medicaid program as they met on a debate stage for the first time.

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IOWA CITY — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa.

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IOWA CITY — A state employee has alleged she was warned that an Iowa State Patrol captain was "too close" to Gov. Kim Reynolds to face any consequences for mishandling her report that she was harassed by one of his troopers.

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Iowa gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell said he’s encouraged about the communication among mental health providers in southwest Iowa, but called for more funding to tackle the issue.

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DES MOINES — Iowa election officials were told Friday by the state Supreme Court they cannot implement several absentee voting requirements in a new voter ID law until a challenge to the law can be heard at a trial.

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A law passed by the Iowa Legislature earlier this year that became effective July 1 will save Council Bluffs Water Works customers a few cents on their bills.

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Iowa is one of 25 states that have enacted smoke-free laws addressing secondhand smoke exposure in workplaces, restaurants and bars.

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be free."

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In church basements, community centers and fire halls, Pottawattamie County residents made their way to their polling places and marked their ballots for the Iowa primary election.