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  • Iowa Poll: Most approve of job Reynolds is doing, but nearly half want another governor:  REGISTER
  • Iowans diverge whether state is on right track:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa Lawmakers see need for sales tax collection equity:  GAZETTE
  • Senate Adviser wants Human Resources staffer to address sexual harassment at Iowa Capitol:  GAZETTE
  • Senate Advisor: ‘professionalism at the capitol’ the goal of reform:  RADIOIOWA
  • Few changes planned for armed visitors at Des Moines Capitol building:  GAZETTE
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  In major reform, 2020 Iowa caucuses would include absentee voting, public vote totals:  REGISTER
  • More Iowans opting for ‘health sharing ministries’ as alternative to increasingly pricey insurance:  REGISTER
  • Medical marijuana producer MedPharm estimates 6,000 Iowans as customers:  GAZETTE
  • While Iowa pushes STEM, job growth mostly in technology:  WCFCOURIER
  • Steve King: Diversity not an American strength; ‘mixing cultures’ leads to lower quality life:  SCJOURNAL
  • Election 2018!  Dems call on Reynolds to disassociate from King after ‘Diversity is not our strength’ tweet:  REGISTER
  • Iowa higher education braces for federal tax overhaul consequences:  GAZETTE
  • Grassley netted nearly $370,000 in farm subsidies, environmental group says:  REGISTER
  • Iowa’s fireworks sales can resume Sunday – but will they?:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  What interests voters? Hundreds came one night to talk about Iowa’s health mental health care:  MURPHY
  • Iowa water quality group fundraising to reduce runoff:  AP
  • State approves Linn County redistricting plan:  GAZETTE
  • Mason City officials are optimistic about state funding for downtown plan:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Special investigation details misuse of funds at Oskaloosa animal shelter:  RADIOIOWA
  • Astronaut Peggy Whitson is guest of honor at Celebrate Iowa Gala:  RADIOIOWA
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  • Chamber alliance, Republicans in sync on tax-code revamp:  SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa property tax ‘backfill’ payments in limbo amid tight state budget:  REGISTER
  • Gregg: Iowa needs to prepare the future’s leaders for jobs of tomorrow:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Iowa counties join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers:  REGISTER
  • Public records case related to Burlington police shooting moves forward:  GAZETTE
  • Disabled Iowans’ Medicaid lawsuit against state suffers legal setbacks:  REGISTER
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Big changes might be coming to Iowa caucuses after weekend Unity Commission meeting:  REGISTER
  • Grassley stands by opposition to estate tax:  GAZETTE
  • Regents OK UNI paying $2.4 million for bookstore:  WCFCOURIER
  • Iowa Farm Bureau annual meeting underway:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa Farm Bureau leader: Farmers must fight misinformation that threatens ag gains:  REGISTER
  • Iowa DNR will keep two bacteria measures for recreational waters:  GAZETTE
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  • Iowa continues leading nation in high school graduation rate:  RADIOIOWA
  • Poll finds strong support for ending Iowa bottle bill:  GAZETTE
  • Sports gambling advocates see opening in court case:  GAZETTE
  • State lawmakers blur line between public, personal interests:  AP
  • Election 2018!  Mental health care solutions pitched by Iowa gubernatorial candidates at forum:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa Medicaid recipients mean ‘more than a dollar sign,’ emotional crowd tells state:  REGISTER
  • DNR asks Iowa hunters to help monitor, track chronic wasting disease in deer:  GAZETTE
  • Ernst meets with Trump to lobby for continuing NAFTA:  QCTIMES
  • Election 2018!  End Citizens United again targeting Blum:  WCFCOURIER
  • Election 2018!  Hanson, of Sioux City, running against fellow Republican Steve King:  SCJOURNAL
  • Brad Hart wins race for Cedar Rapids mayor:  GAZETTE
  • Nicole Finn repeatedly ignored officer, caseworker trying to see her, jurors told:  REGISTER
  • Official who worked as Saudi agent discloses consulting work:  AP
  • Des Moines will charge for downtown parking on nights and weekends:  REGISTER
  • Cedar Rapids finalizes fireworks ban:  GAZETTE
  • State Historical Society of Iowa seeks nominees for history awards program:  QCTIMES
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  • Gov. Kim Reynolds’ goal: cut and simplify Iowa income taxes:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa House of Representatives to require new sexual harassment training:  REGISTER
  • Questions remain on misconduct response in Iowa Senate:  AP
  • Iowa voter registration hits new peak:  QCTIMES
  • Medical marijuana cream, suppositories and inhalers expected in Iowa:  GAZETTE
  • New collective bargaining laws don’t apply to Iowa union’s contract, judge rules:  REGISTER
  • Iowa Veterans Home puts plan to move residents on hold:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa death penalty debate could ignite in 2018 Legislature:  REGISTER
  • Forum focusing on fixes to Iowa’s mental health care system:  RADIOIOWA
  • Grassley, Ernst applaud tax bill’s passage early Saturday:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Despite lawmakers’ warnings, few Iowa farmers face estate tax:  REGISTER
  • Northey: No update on USDA nomination:  GAZETTE
  • Gov. Reynolds appoints 2 new district court judges:  AP
  • VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Latest shifts leave some Medicaid enrollees concerned:  GAZETTE
  • UnitedHealthcare CEO confident heading into 2018:  WCFCOURIER
  • In Iowa, EPA’s Scott Pruitt calls farmers the first ‘conservationists, environmentalists’:  REGISTER
  • Challenges remain for Iowa renewable fuels advocates:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  A night of enthusiasm and elbows for Iowa Dems:  MURPHY
  • Election 2018!  In Iowa, John Kerry worries Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets could incite violence:  REGISTER
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Eyeing 2020, Rep. John Delaney introduces himself to the QC:  QCTIMES
  • Concern continues over dwindling number of veterinarians:  RADIOIOWA
  • Meth is making a resurgence in Iowa:  REGISTER
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  • Iowa bucking trend in K-12 school funding:  GAZETTE
  • Reynolds: $100,000 gift expands work-based learning for students:  SCJOURNAL
  • Jobs for America’s Graduates program expands into 4 Iowa districts:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa picks its first medical marijuana manufacturer:  GAZETTE
  • Reynolds on Medicaid Privatization: “I Never Said It Was Perfect.”:  IOWAPUBLICRADIO
  • More questions for Iowans after Medicaid changes:  WCFCOURIER
  • Governor: DHS aiming for ‘seamless’ transition for latest Medicaid switch:  RADIOIOWA
  • Despite controversies, Iowa DHS’ Foxhoven gives agency glowing marks:  REGISTER
  • Public universities make a pitch for more state support:  QCTIMES
  • Proposals: new lab at ISU, upgraded Industrial Tech Center at UNI:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa Regents pay $180,000 for Iowa State University presidential search:  GAZETTE
  • Reynolds: Iowa needs federal tax reform:  QCTIMESOPED
  • Polk County residents likely will vote on a 1-cent sales tax hike in March:  REGISTER
  • Marion school district settles three sexual abuse lawsuits filed by Starry Elementary families for $1.8 million:  GAZETTE
  • Cedar Rapids eyes possibility of regional transit authority:  GAZETTE
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  • GOP leaders optimistic water quality funding will get 2018 Iowa Legislature’s OK:  REGISTER
  • Northey hopes for quick water quality vote:  WCFCOURIER
  • Coverage of former AmeriHealth enrollees to be handled by state, DHS says:  GAZETTE
  • Meredith: Time Inc. purchase will bring ‘sizable chunk’ of jobs to Des Moines:  REGISTER
  • Boys in Eldora juvenile school mistreated, lawsuit says:  GAZETTE
  • Reynolds: Zero-tolerance “seems pretty self-explanatory”:  SCJOURNAL
  • Northey seeks $150,000 more to prep for animal disease outbreak:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa meth labs give way to drug cartels:  WCFCOURIER
  • University of Iowa pilot program will allow alcohol at some Greek events:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Blum says gerrymandering not ‘representative government’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Alec Baldwin roasts Trump at Iowa event but calls on Democrats to get to work in 2018:  GAZETTE
  • Baldwin urges Iowa Democrats: ‘Make America America again’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Bustos, Loebsack say identify sexual harassers:  QCTIMES
  • West Des Moines agrees to submit 1 percent sales tax issue to voters:  REGISTER
  • Davenport School Board agrees to $2.488M stadium renovation:  QCTIMES
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  • 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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