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  • Kim Reynolds, Iowa’s first woman governor, sets vision for her tenure:  SCJOURNAL
  • Reynolds pledges that her story will go beyond being first woman to serve as Iowa’s governor:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Branstad resigns governorship, takes office as U.S. Ambassador to China:  REGISTER
  • No better job,’ Branstad says at resignation:  QCTIMES
  • Report: Reynolds to name a new lieutenant, possibly this week:  GAZETTE
  • Gov. Reynolds makes key staff appointments as Branstad departs:  REGISTER
  • Democratic leader seizing on Reynolds’ remark on ‘party labels’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa senator calls for Reynolds to reverse collective bargaining, workers’ compensation legislation:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Democrats seek to hang Branstad record on Reynolds:  RADIOIOWA
  • Trump returning to Iowa in June:  REGISTER
  • Corbett pushes for Iowa tax reform:  GAZETTE
  • Rural Mainstreet Index shows increasing confidence:  RADIOIOWA
  • Water Works plans $15 million for expanded nitrate facility:  REGISTER
  • Board of Regents to take 30 minutes of public comment at meetings:  GAZETTE
  • Audit: Iowa athletics IT director submitted false invoices:  AP
  • UI Alumni Association chairwoman resigns amid organization’s change:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa officials warn of fake food inspectors at restaurants:  AP
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  • Branstad confirmed as Ambassador to China by the United States Senate:  GAZETTE
  • Gov. Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws:  AP
  • Iowa GOP plans Reynolds celebration:  QCTIMES
  • House panel dismisses ethics complaint against gun group’s leader:  RADIOIOWA
  • $14 million later, Iowa schools drop troublesome testing software:  REGISTER
  • Des Moines Police get almost $50,000 in donations for unsolved homicide cases:  REGISTER
  • Sioux City Council legalizes fireworks for Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve:  SCJOURNAL
  • Des Moines OKs Fourth of July fireworks, but with restrictions:  REGISTER
  • Waterloo limits fireworks use to five days:  WCFCOURIER
  • 2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline:  AP
  • Iowa company Farner-Bocken to be purchased for $190 million:  REGISTER
  • Top Iowa court says company owner called worker racist names:  AP
  • Two Rivers Insurance to return $1.3M in settlement:  SCJOURNAL
  • Eastern Iowa Airport Commission approves $30.8 million terminal renovation contract:  GAZETTE
  • Waterloo council clashes over plan to change voting rules:  WCFCOURIER
  • Linn-Mar school board approves $80 million modified grade restructuring plan:  GAZETTE
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  • Half-Empty School Buses On Gravel Roads, Transportation Costs Are Consuming Rural School Budgets:  IOWAPUBLICRADIO
  • 1 killed near Parkersburg as severe thunderstorms sweep Iowa:  REGISTER
  • Grassley asks for Comey memos and, if it exists, White House ‘audio’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Grassley: Special counsel has “a strong reputation for independence”:  QCTIMES
  • Judge rejects request to issue traffic camera tickets during appeal:  GAZETTE
  • Chief: ‘Alarming’ spike in speeding on I-380 without camera tickets:  GAZETTE
  • Stepfather’s killing could be first test of Iowa’s new ‘stand your ground’ law:  REGISTER
  • The Branstad record on business, property and gas taxes:  RADIOIOWA
  • After victorious legislative session, small businesses hope for successful tax reform:  IOWAVIEW
  • PCI could cut ties with two of Iowa’s private Medicaid insurers:  GAZETTE
  • Report: income growth in Iowa 0.3 percent in Q4 of 2016:  RADIOIOWA
  • Better funding needed to close Iowa skills gap, Hogg says at Kirkwood:  GAZETTE
  • Davenport fireworks ordinance draws skepticism:  QCTIMES
  • Sioux City Council looking to limit fireworks discharge dates:  SCJOURNAL
  • Investigators: Arson cause of deadly central Iowa house fire:  AP
  • Linn County prepares to redistrict before Board of Supervisors shrinks to three:  GAZETTE
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  • Reynolds ‘ready to go’ as Branstad confirmation nears, lieutenant governor speculation swirls:  REGISTER
  • Senate floor votes likely this week on Branstad’s ambassador nomination:  REGISTER
  • Reynolds says she’s decided on whether to choose No. 2:  AP
  • Iowa ag secretary Northey interested in federal post:  QCTIMES
  • Amid USDA speculation, Northey says he’ll be around Iowa ‘quite a while’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Branstad defends defunding of Leopold Center:  REGISTER
  • State of Iowa urging driver safety as traffic picks up:  GAZETTE
  • Special election to be held for open District 22 seat:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Documents: Iowa gets $20,000 invoice on 2nd union lawsuit:  AP
  • Iowa teacher asks to intervene in union lawsuit over collective bargaining:  REGISTER
  • Branstad hopes to play role in calming North Korea’s nuclear threats:  REGISTER
  • Branstad celebrates ‘big deal’ of U.S. beef shipments into China:  RADIOIOWA
  • Many of Branstad’s goals remain unfinished as he heads out:  AP
  • Grassley, Chaffetz Send Fiery Response To HHS Memo They Say Chills Whistleblowing:  KAISER
  • Advocates for special needs students fret Medicaid’s future:  QCTIMES
  • Election 2018!  Charles City legislator Prichard to run for governor:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Todd Prichard, Democratic candidate for governor, makes free community college promise: RADIOIOWA
  • DNR may have no option left but to close some state parks:  RADIOIOWA
  • Fireworks law baffles Cedar Valley cities:  WCFCOURIER
  • Waterloo fire chief pushes shorter fireworks time frame:  WCFCOURIER
  • Sioux City drafts fireworks ordinance; vote set for next week:  SCJOURNAL
  • Flexsteel plans to keep factory in Dubuque:  GAZETTE
  • Waterloo security camera ordinance draws some objections:  WCFCOURIER
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  • Branstad signs medical cannabis expansion into law:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa looks to team up with Minnesota for medical marijuana:  AP
  • Branstad signs $7.2B budget:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Branstad keeps open longtime research center without funding:  AP
  • Report: Iowa’s Northey headed to job with USDA:  GAZETTE
  • Will Iowa lose its ag secretary? Northey says nothing firm yet:  REGISTER
  • Iowa schools struggle to keep non-English speakers on path to graduation:  REGISTER
  • Iowa faces shortage of ELL teachers:  REGISTER
  • Eager fireworks retailers await permits but some cities say not so fast:  GAZETTE
  • Johnson County passes 90-day moratorium on fireworks sales:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Fewer paying Cedar Rapids traffic camera tickets:  GAZETTE
  • No additional patrols planned for dangerous S-curve:  GAZETTE
  • Ernst says FBI can’t rush Russia investigation:  RADIOIOWA
  • Ernst: arming Kurds in Syria ‘an immense milestone’:  RADIOIOWA
  • University of Northern Iowa president OK with costing less:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa’s craft beer industry continues to grow, industry experts weigh in on the potential ‘brewery bubble’:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa Utilities Board sent 5 employees to Portland conference:  AP
  • Election 2018!  Ten union groups back Democrat Nate Boulton’s bid for governor:  RADIOIOWA
  • Women short on sports opportunities at University of Iowa, Northern Iowa:  GAZETTE
  • Study funded by Pork Producers Association shows industry impact:  RADIOIOWA
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  • State Rep. Greg Forristall of Macedonia dies at 67:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Branstad signs 37 bills into law:  GAZETTE
  • Democratic objections to delay Branstad confirmation:  GAZETTE
  • ‘Non-licensed’ school workers may now be charged with sexual exploitation of students:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa City library’s bathroom cameras removed to comply with new state law:  GAZETTE
  • Critical audit another blow for University of Iowa athletics:  AP
  • State government association appoints Paul Pate:  GAZETTE
  • Grassley: Briefing did not contradict Trump on investigation:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Grassley calls on FBI to reveal whether it’s investigating Trump:  RADIOIOWA
  • Another rowdy crowd greets Blum at Marshalltown town hall:  REGISTER
  • GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare ‘tweak’:  WCFCOURIER
  • More price hikes likely for government insurance markets:  AP
  • Iowa’s Tom Miller 1 of 20 attorneys general calling for independent probe into Russia:  AP
  • Head of Iowa credit unions retiring:  GAZETTE
  • Filmmaker acquitted on fraud charge in tax credit scandal:  REGISTER
  • Mason City Council approves hotel agreement:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Muscatine Council ousts mayor, appeal planned:  QCTIMES
  • Consolidation among Iowa banks to continue, bankers association president says:  GAZETTE
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  • Pence coming to Iowa for Ernst’s ride and roast event:  QCTIMES
  • CEO of Iowa-based Brownells elected NRA president:  GAZETTE
  • Iowan says his election as president of the NRA is a ‘generation change’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Branstad steps up criticism of Iowa attorney general:  SCJOURNAL
  • ‘I’ve done what I believe is right,’ Attorney General Miller says:  RADIOIOWA
  • Branstad signs sentencing reforms:  GAZETTE
  • Northwest Iowa cities mull local fireworks rules:  SCJOURNAL
  • Johnston law spurs state change on massage parlor regulations:  REGISTER
  • New transportation improvement plan includes focus on bridge repair:  RADIOIOWA
  • Election 2018!  Interest in Iowa governor’s race is growing:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Blum once again faces tough crowd at Cedar Falls town hall:  WCFCOURIER
  • Grassley says Congress can handle Russia investigation:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Loebsack: Comey firing was ‘an abuse of power’:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Kellyanne Conway to speak at Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines:  REGISTER
  • Two new Iowa medical board members named:  GAZETTE
  • Spokeswoman: U. Iowa president made error on disclosure form:  AP
  • Tuition gap causes more to look at South Dakota campuses:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa school lunch leader likes changes in federal regulations:  RADIOIOWA
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  • Branstad signs bill to legalize fireworks in Iowa:  WCFCOURIER
  • New Iowa fireworks law likely to create jumble of local rules:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa abortion law requiring 72-hour waiting period sent back to District Court:  GAZETTE
  • Craft distilleries toast new Iowa law:  QCTIMES
  • Civil asset forfeiture limits signed into law:  WCFCOURIER
  • Grassley says Comey no longer had public’s ‘trust and confidence’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Senator Grassley: questions remain about national security leaks:  RADIOIOWA
  • Blum faces hostile crowd in Cedar Rapids:  GAZETTE
  • Branstad breezes through Senate committee on China post:  REGISTER
  • Branstad says committee vote on his ambassadorship ‘encouraging’:  RADIOIOWA
  • University of Iowa seeks delay in trial over field hockey coach’s firing:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Complaints about Iowa’s privatized Medicaid are spiking:  REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Businessman Fred Hubbell to explore run for Iowa governor:  REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Iowa women lining up to run for office:  QCTIMES
  • Attorneys ask Iowa courts to unshackle juvenile defendants:  REGISTER
  • Cedar Rapids City Council votes to appeal traffic camera ruling:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa prison captain fired over ammunition buys:  AP
  • Florida man arrested for threatening to kill Branstad, other Iowa officials:  REGISTER
  • Unsuspecting Iowans fall prey to cyberattacks:  IOWAWATCH
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  • Reynolds: Too soon to predict health law’s effect on Iowa:  WCFCOURIER
  • State of Iowa, Planned Parenthood file responses to 72-hour abortion injunction:  GAZETTE
  • Des Moines ranked best place to live in Midwest for millennials:  REGISTER
  • Iowa universities start to shift thinking on tuition:  GAZETTE
  • Leath, students: ‘Broken’ funding model plagues Iowa’s universities:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Students leaders criticize state funding cuts to U-I, ISU, UNI:  RADIOIOWA
  • Family, friends and law enforcement say goodbye to slain Pottawattamie County sheriff’s deputy:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Inmate accused of killing deputy to be extradited to Iowa, facing first-degree murder charges:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Dubuque town hall puts heat on Blum:  WCFCOURIER
  • Election 2018!  Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats:  AP
  • Branstad admits to butterflies before Senate hearing:  GAZETTE
  • Sioux City metro schools brace for influx of students from pork plant opening:  SCJOURNAL
  • Nonprofit group seeks to preserve historic prison in Iowa:  AP
  • Proposal urges Des Moines to become ‘welcoming city’:  REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Corbett’s run for governor hinges on book tour reception:  GAZETTE
  • North Scott schools wrap up union negotiations:  QCTIMES
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  • New three-day waiting period for abortions on temporary hold:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa distillers prep to sell drinks in-house:  GAZETTE
  • New U.S. ag secretary confirms support for Iowa ethanol:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad signs abortion, voter ID bills into law:  AP
  • Branstad signs into law medical malpractice reforms:  REGISTER
  • Branstad still reviewing Leopold Center closure:  REGISTER
  • Despite law change Linn, Johnson counties want to keep guns out of their government buildings:  GAZETTE
  • UI to review employment practices, starting in athletic department: RADIOIOWA
  • University of Iowa pitches $1,764 tuition increase for nonresidents:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa Board of Regents to pay firm $110,000 in search for new ISU president:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa campus politics testy after Trump win:  IOWAWATCH
  • After teen’s death, Iowa lawmakers skeptical of agency plans:  AP
  • Sioux City pork plant recruits workers amid low unemployment:  SCJOURNAL
  • Sioux City pork plant recruits to face tight housing market:  SCJOURNAL
  • Rep. Rod Blum town hall meetings begin Monday:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Boulton off to fast start in Democratic gubernatorial race:  GAZETTE
  • Caucus Watch!  2020 watch: Klobuchar offers economic agenda in Iowa visit:  REGISTER
  • Caucus Watch!  Klobuchar tells Iowa Democrats to translate resistance into campaign energy:  GAZETTE
  • Caucus Watch!  Iowans cautious as Democrats weigh changes to presidential caucuses:  REGISTER
  • State wins multi-million dollar grant to combat opioid abuse:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa farmers battle to keep ‘super weed’ out of their corn and beans:  REGISTER
  • Iowa state parks ready for camping season:  RADIOIOWA
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