News Briefing

  • Iowans named as USDA state directors:  GAZETTE
  • State tax revenue picture ‘not near as rosy’ due to two issues:  RADIOIOWA
  • Cyber-thieves used ‘pretty clever’ tactic to steal IPERS’ pension benefits:  REGISTER
  • Price of Safety: Seat Belts on Iowa School Buses Could Cost Tens of Millions of Dollars:  WHOTV
  • AmeriHealth’s exit should curtail disabled residents’ suit against Iowa, state lawyers say:  REGISTER
  • Iowa Capitol Digest: Deceptive charity dissolves:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa takes aim at tired drivers by raising awareness:  STATELINE
  • Grassley bill would help find missing people with Alzheimer’s, autism:  RADIOIOWA
  • Group calls on Blum to assist in ACA health insurance sign-up:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Blum seen as vulnerable in 2018:  WCFCOURIER
  • Election 2018!  Democratic gubernatorial candidates blame Iowa Republicans:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Democratic gubernatorial candidates call for action on gun issue:  RADIOIOWA
  • Final listening session on future of Leopold Center set:  RADIOIOWA
  • University of Iowa part of potentially game-changing Parkinson’s study:  GAZETTE
  • 1 person dies after carbon monoxide buildup at church:  AP
  • Des Moines could eliminate one-ways, reduce traffic lanes downtown:  REGISTER
  • Well known Iowa truck stop getting bigger:  RADIOIOWA
  • The Simpson Promise: New initiative offers free tuition to Iowa college freshman:  KCCI
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  • 103 IPERS retiree accounts hacked, hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen: GAZETTE
  • Iowa’s Sam Clovis withdraws from USDA nomination: GAZETTE
  • Clovis decries DC ‘blood sport’, withdraws from consideration for USDA post:  RADIOIOWA
  • Dec. 12 set for Northwest Iowa legislative special election: SCJOURNAL
  • Group releases recommendations to bolster computer science education in Iowa: GAZETTE
  • As Obamacare signups start, thousands of Iowans could get relatively good news: REGISTER
  • Top Republican, Iowa’s Chuck Grassley, calls for mandatory sexual harassment training on Capitol Hill: GAZETTE
  • King holds hearing on his ‘Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017’: RADIOIOWA
  • Federal bill co-sponsored by Iowa senator aims to help trade issues with RV companies, including Winnebago: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • DowDuPont shutters Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant, looks for a buyer:  REGISTER
  • Northey nomination caught between oil, ethanol interests:  QCTIMES
  • Election 2018!  Corbett launches phone campaign targeting Cruz about Northey:  RADIOIOWA
  • Election 2018!  Norris calls for new CAFO moratorium, stricter regulations:  WCFCOURIER
  • WHO personality Simon Conway hospitalized following heart attack:  REGISTER
  • Former CEO pitches ideas on how to improve Iowa’s educational system:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Black Hawk election officials highlight deadlines, voting requirements:  WCFCOURIER
  • Iowa veterans offered help to launch or grow small businesses:  RADIOIOWA
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  • Iowa’s prison costs continue to grow: GAZETTE
  • Unofficial results are in on ‘recertification’ elections for public-sector unions: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa’s greyhound racing park faces uncertain future: AP
  • Iowa Capitol digest: Manchester Whitewater Park wins Iowa Travel Guide cover contest: QCTIMES
  • Wintersteen first in Iowa to land pay raises upon hire: GAZETTE
  • Iowa Board of Regents settles gender discrimination suit with former employee:  GAZETTE
  • Males accused of sexual assault at Iowa State protected more than their accusers, lawsuit alleges:  REGISTER
  • In settlement, Deutsche Bank agrees to pay IPERS nearly $113,000:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa judge: Maker of ‘drinkable sunscreen’ must halt ‘deceptive’ marketing practices:  REGISTER
  • Paul Trombino III a step closer to post with Federal Highway Administration:  GAZETTE
  • Fireworks industry wants a seat at the table:  QCTIMES
  • Talks over law enforcement changes in Cedar Rapids hit snag:  GAZETTE
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  • Regents pick Wintersteen as next ISU president: AMESTRIBUNE
  • Iowa withdraws ‘stopgap’ plan for Obamacare:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa drops stopgap health insurance proposal, with sign-ups set to begin Nov. 1:  REGISTER
  • Reynolds: Shield K-12 schools if cuts needed:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Funeral for former GOP leader in Iowa Senate this Saturday: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa DOT data: blue and white lights reduce crashes with snow plows:  RADIOIOWA
  • Grassley critical of proposed 410(k) changes:  QCTIMES
  • Congressman King: Border wall prototypes too tall, too expensive:  RADIOIOWA
  • Election 2018!  Brooklyn farmer plans to run for Iowa agriculture post:  WCFCOURIER
  • Iowa Sierra Club calls for moratorium on animal confinements:  REGISTER
  • Former FBI director in Iowa: It’s for family, not politics:  AP
  • Kemin to expand campus at Des Moines agribusiness park:  REGISTER
  • BPI taking applications for payments to laid-off workers:  SCJOURNAL
  • Advocates, officials to begin talks on racial justice agreement spurred on by Jerime Mitchell shooting:  GAZETTE
  • Pleasant Valley School Board, lawmakers talk:  QCTIMES
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  • Reynolds heads to Washington to pitch stopgap, renewable fuels to VP:  QCTIMES
  • Reynolds to personally lobby Pence and Pruitt on RFS ruling:  RADIOIOWA
  • Grassley: EPA nominees could be at stake over biofuels issue:  QCTIMES
  • Reynolds calls workforce development ‘top priority’ for her administration:  REGISTER
  • ‘Last Dollar’ scholarships, grants proposed by ‘Future Ready’ group:  RADIOIOWA
  • Airbnb to collect Iowa hotel tax:GAZETTE
  • Woodbury County now seeking regional mental health agency dissolution:  SCJOURNAL
  • U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal reviving Obamacare subsidies; direction backed by Trump:  REUTERS
  • Police chief: nursing home robbery sign of Iowa’s growing opioid problem:  RADIOIOWA
  • University of Iowa employment review not started, five months after announcement: GAZETTE
  • Sign of stronger economy, SBA sees drop in Iowa loan numbers, amounts:  RADIOIOWA
  • Nestle cutting nearly 60 jobs at Waverly plant:  AP
  • Linn County considers $227,000 in voting equipment upgrades:  GAZETTE
  • Study: Iowa ranks well in terms of ‘functionally obsolete’ bridges:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa growers could see broader markets under FARMS Act:  RADIOIOWA
  • Linn County Attorney, supervisor at odds over implicit bias training:  GAZETTE
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  • Legislators open two-day hearing on opioid crisis: RADIOIOWA
  • Opioid painkiller prescriptions are falling in Iowa, to about 90 pills per person annually: REGISTER
  • Voting rights advocates applaud possible change to Iowa voter ID law: SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa Governor Reynolds ‘concerned’ with proposed Renewable Fuel Standard changes: GAZETTE
  • Five rural counties to be targeted in an effort to reduce accidents: RADIOIOWA
  • Nebraska-Western Iowa VA kept secret waiting list for some mental health appointments:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Should U.S. bar buying soda with food stamps? 5 former ag secretaries discuss a new farm bill: REGISTER
  • Acclaimed AIDS researcher to lead sprawling UI Health Care:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa universities cite evidence they’re economic engines:  GAZETTE
  • Lawsuits seek changes to U. of Iowa sexual assault policies:  AP
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Johanns: 2020 voters may want more than disruption:  WCFCOURIER
  • Election 2018!  Fundraising fight begins in competitive 1st District primary:  REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Loebsack continues fundraising lead:  QCTIMES
  • Election 2018!  Democratic Secretary of State candidate plans listening tour:  GAZETTE
  • Rain has delayed Iowa, Nebraska corn and soybean harvest:  AP
  • Thieves take drugs from Newton nursing home:  RADIOIOWA
  • Bettendorf to vote Tuesday on ordinance limiting fireworks use:  QCTIMES
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  • Iowa health insurance market still in flux, just weeks before open enrollment:REGISTER
  • Federal official: Trump’s Iowa request ‘a lot of Washington gossip’:  QCTIMES
  • New state website to be used if feds grant ObamaCare waiver:  RADIOIOWA
  • Friction showing in some Iowa mental health regions:  SCJOURNAL
  • Despite hefty hikes, tuition income falls short: GAZETTE
  • Iowa soldiers remain on security duty in Puerto Rico:  RADIOIOWA
  • Candidate: Iowa State can lead the way on ending hunger:  GAZETTE
  • University of Iowa hopes to launch college-in-prison program:  GAZETTE
  • Drainage district chief sees little authority to mitigate nitrate pollution:  WCFCOURIER
  • Steve King says ‘Dreamers’ would lift up birth countries:  SCJOURNAL
  • Election 2018!  Time in trenches paying off for McGuire:  QCTIMES
  • Loebsack diabetes legislation on way to president:  QCTIMES
  • Rain slows the harvest progress in some areas of state:  RADIOIOWA
  • Event security continues to increase at Des Moines-area venues:  REGISTER
  • Linn County redistricting committee sends Plan 2 on to supervisors:  GAZETTE
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  • Governor asked for a conversation with Trump about stop-gap insurance plan: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa regents won’t consider tuition next week as planned: GAZETTE
  • No timetable for decision on tuition increases for Iowa universities: REGISTER
  • Coalition challenges Iowa ‘ag gag’ law: SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa State agricultural dean is finalist for university’s president’s job: REGISTER
  • ISU finalist for president Pamela Whitten says school needs to improve: GAZETTE
  • Iowa Regents expect to name new executive director next week: GAZETTE
  • GOP leaders: There’s progress under Trump: QCTIMES
  • Iowa struggles to fill high-tech jobs with below-average STEM pay: REGISTER
  • Senator Grassley says ‘bump stocks’ were made legal in Obama administration: RADIOIOWA
  • Report: Ernst says Trump, Corker should ‘just stop’ with feud: REGISTER
  • Sean Spicer to speak at Republican Party of Iowa’s Reagan Dinner: REGISTER
  • Report: Iowa drainage districts key to reducing nitrate pollution: SCJOURNAL
  • Trump promises on biofuels focus of industry pushback: QCTIMES
  • All but 19 emergency call centers have text-to-911 service: RADIOIOWA
  • Reynolds touts apprenticeships in Hiawatha: GAZETTE
  • Advocates: Des Moines’ immigration proclamation is ’empty promise’: REGISTER
  • Iowa businesses paying more state fees for failing to register: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa ranked as fourth best state for aging: GAZETTE
  • Iowa A.D. Gary Barta on leave to battle prostate cancer:  AP
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  • Thousands begin voting on AFSCME, ISEA unions: GAZETTE
  • Third finalist named for Iowa State University presidency: AP
  • First ISU presidential hopeful pledges transparency: GAZETTE
  • Iowa State president’s job finalist: Four-year graduation rates are too low: REGISTER
  • Grassley to feuding Trump and Corker: ‘Cool it.’: RADIOIOWA
  • Ernst tours Mason City’s Aaron’s, talks taxes, gun control, other issues: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Donald Trump Jr. will join Steve King hunting event in Siouxland: SCJOURNAL
  • Three Iowa Emergency Management staffers deployed for FEMA operations: RADIOIOWA
  • Hurricanes slow flood recovery in Butler County: WCFCOURIER
  • Will Iowa continue adopting wind, solar without federal mandate?: REGISTER
  • U-I Hospitals saw increase in fireworks injuries after they were legalized: RADIOIOWA
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Actor, Trump portrayer Alec Baldwin to headline Iowa Democratic dinner: QCTIMES
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  For eager Democrats, campaign already underway in Iowa: WASHPOST
  • Election 2018!  Cedar Falls’ Heckroth encouraged by U.S. House fundraising: WCFCOURIER
  • After criticism, TAG changes ordered by Sioux City School District: SCJOURNAL
  • Centerville’s mental health crisis center to close:  RADIOIOWA
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  • Iowa’s union elections a major test after bargaining law: AP
  • After Apple deal, tax incentives face scrutiny: QCTIMES
  • USDA official in running to lead Iowa State University: GAZETTE
  • Second Iowa State finalist Pamela Whitten brings first female in three searches: GAZETTE
  • Young says it’s time to act on Iowa’s ObamaCare waiver: RADIOIOWA
  • Young, Ernst seek ATF review of ‘bump stocks’: RADIOIOWA
  • Siouxland gun shops say ‘bump stock’ prices jump after Las Vegas shooting: SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa school districts compete for home school students: GAZETTE
  • Iowa governments vulnerable to Johnston-like cyber attacks: REGISTER
  • Groups expect to see fewer refugees come to Iowa as cap changes: RADIOIOWA
  • Federal tax deduction for nothing? Companies write off millions; taxpayers reap little benefit: REGISTER
  • Can Democrats be pro jobs?: MURPHY
  • Cedar Rapids company expanding, adding 800 jobs: GAZETTE
  • Steven Leath lures his chief of staff at Iowa State University to Auburn: REGISTER
  • Iowa mimics national reality of old age in America: WASHPOST
  • Huffington Post team will visit Des Moines Monday to learn Iowans’ stories: REGISTER
  • Linn County redistricting committee continues to debate rural representation: GAZETTE
  • Cedar Rapids Seminar helps disabled be part of politics: GAZETTE
  • Iowa City, Coralville have hotel room boom in their future:  GAZETTE
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