IOWA CITY — The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it.
DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig says the federal government will give Iowa a $1.5 million grant to install wetlands in targeted locations to improve water quality.
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.
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.
DES MOINES — Iowa farmers will have the option of growing industrial hemp next year under a law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday.
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.
Beginning July 1, non-Iowa residents will pay a $5 entrance fee at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs and at Waubonsie State Park north of Hamburg.
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.
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.
The Southwest District of Assessors, which includes several of the counties impacted by floods, may have already mailed out their 2019 assessment valuation notices.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state.
The stances of local representatives over the issues varied — per usual — at the Legislative Coffee Saturday morning at Wilson Middle School, but together they agreed ongoing flooding in the region was devastating — and that Iowans will overcome the hardships.
WASHINGTON — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has asked President Donald Trump for an expedited major disaster declaration in the wake of severe flooding.
DES MOINES — In response to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ disaster declarations for many Iowa counties, the Iowa Department of Revenue has granted a 30-day extension and suspension of any penalty or interest for taxpayers whose principal residence or business is located in the disaster areas and whose …
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill designed to prosecute people who get hired at a farm in order to work undercover to report on animal living conditions.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig was in Council Bluffs Tuesday morning to talk to area residents and members of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee.
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.
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…
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.
DES MOINES — The Iowa House has approved an education funding measure that provides a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July.
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.
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…
The 2019 Iowa Legislature session is two weeks in and lawmakers are in the beginning stages of navigating a number of issues.
A group of Council Bluffs area entities are looking to team up to hire an Iowa statehouse lobbyist to advocate for the community.
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.
The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education met with local legislators Tuesday to remind them of the board’s legislative priorities.
SIOUX CITY — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell offered contrasting views on tariffs, education spending and other topics at their second debate.
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.
Iowa State Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa, R-Council Bluffs, said Tuesday that she “fully supports” the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
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.
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.
The Council Bluffs City Council has sent a letter to the Iowa Legislature asking for local control over the sale of fireworks.
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.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has picked Fourth Judicial District Judge Susan Christensen of Harlan to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court.
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.
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."
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.