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  • Trump calls for rural internet expansion at Kirkwood Community College:  GAZETTE
  • Trump, in Cedar Rapids, touts ‘amazing progress’:  GAZETTE
  • President Trump tells fans in Iowa his foes ‘don’t get it’:  RADIOIOWA
  • ‘He is able to connect with me’ C.R. crowd satisfied with what Trump had to say:  GAZETTE
  • Rain doesn’t deter protesters outside at Trump rally:  GAZETTE
  • Governor Reynolds submits top 5 list of infrastructure priorities to Trump:  RADIOIOWA
  • Grassley: Transparency concerns about health care bill ‘somewhat overblown’:  QCTIMES
  • Let Iowans buy into Medicaid as alternative to private insurance, Legislative Democrats say:  REGISTER
  • Special election set to fill vacant Iowa House seat:  AP
  • Second fireworks company files complaint against Iowa cities:  REGISTER
  • Iowa GOP chair sends message to Nebraska Senator Sasse:  RADIOIOWA
  • Grassley tackles prescription drugs costs, health care with 2 new bills:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Election 2018!  Corbett touts record in first Sioux City stop as governor candidate:  SCJOURNAL
  • Woodbury County Sheriff says courthouse gun ban a good move:  RADIOIOWA
  • Linn County deputies now wearing body cameras:  GAZETTE
  • Mental health leader once backed Medicaid privatization, now says it’s forcing staff cuts:  REGISTER
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  • Trump adds Kirkwood visit ahead of Wednesday’s rally:  GAZETTE
  • Medica says it wants in Iowa market for 2018:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa Medicaid insurers see financial losses for fourth consecutive quarter:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Governor Kim Reynolds reacts to campaign support:  ABC5
  • Election 2018!  Mayor Ron Corbett to announce gubernatorial plans at Tuesday event:  GAZETTE
  • Regulators reviewing rules for self gambling bans as law is about to change:  RADIOIOWA
  • Des Moines Fireworks Sale Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court:  WHO-TV
  • Corbett named to panel to shape Trump infrastructure plan:  GAZETTE
  • Sioux City pork plant opening delayed:  SCJOURNAL
  • Waterloo school board approves initial career center plans:  WCFCOURIER
  • City votes to keep assessor’s office distinct from county:  SCJOURNAL
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  • Lawyer and child advocate tapped to take over as DHS director:  RADIOIOWA
  • Lawsuit challenges Iowa’s certificate of need process:  WCFCOURIER
  • Department of Human Services oversight council rejects new family planning rules:  GAZETTE
  • No one from Iowa delegation at baseball practice where shooting happened:  RADIOIOWA
  • Shooting won’t deter Grassley appearances:  GAZETTE
  • Congressman Young reacts to shootings in Virginia:  RADIOIOWA
  • DC shooter campaigned in Q-C for Sanders:  QCTIMES
  • Steve King ties baseball shooting to violence from ‘The Left’:  SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa Supreme Court deals another blow to traffic camera tickets:  GAZETTE
  • Court: Iowa State University wrong to block pot T-shirt:  AP
  • Loebsack among Dems filing suit against president:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Former Harkin staffer, Thomas Heckroth, eyeing Iowa 1st District race:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa regulator recuses himself from Dakota Access Pipeline case:  REGISTER
  • University of Iowa driving simulator adds to its tool kit:  GAZETTE
  • ABC News reporter concluded ‘there was a story to do’ on beef product:  SCJOURNAL
  • Sawyer called ABC beef reports factual, fair:  SCJOURNAL
  • New coalition to address water issues in southwest Iowa:  DAILYNONPAREIL
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  • Manpower survey ranks Iowa job market tops in the country:  RADIOIOWA
  • Report: Iowa fifth-best state for children:  GAZETTE
  • Reynolds expects fiscal 2017 revenue shortfall; still mum on solutions:  GAZETTE
  • Lottery rigger pleads guilty, faces up to 25 years:  REGISTER
  • Mastermind of lottery fraud will tell how he rigged jackpots:  AP
  • Iowa may be first state with no health insurers on exchange:  AP
  • Iowa Insurance Commissioner proposes short-term fix for collapsing ACA market:  GAZETTE
  • Trump returns to Iowa next week:  REGISTER
  • Dakota Access Pipeline reprimanded by Iowa regulators for lack of liability insurance:  REGISTER
  • Fireworks retailers express frustration with Iowa licensing process:  GAZETTE
  • Cerro Gordo supervisors to take up fireworks ordinance:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Council Bluffs City Council OK’s fireworks ordinance:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Parents criticize Sioux City Talented and Gifted school program:  SCJOURNAL
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  • Iowa’s rickety health-insurance market could be propped up under state’s ‘stopgap’ plan:  REGISTER
  • Iowa insurance market collapse could ground young entrepreneurs’ dreams, early retirees’ plans:  REGISTER
  • Iowa court: State cannot prosecute immigrant using fake ID:  AP
  • Muscatine County Attorney: appeal immigration case to US Supreme Court:  RADIOIOWA
  • ACLU of Iowa hails court ruling on immigration case:  RADIOIOWA
  • Mold-troubled Iowa Law Enforcement Academy eyes move to Newton:  REGISTER
  • In Iowa: Dry weather this June could bring drought to the state of Iowa:  GAZETTE
  • Proposed cuts spark crop insurance debate:  QCTIMES
  • Trump’s budget would cost Iowa $100M in federal funds:  AP
  • Programs for sexual abuse victims scrambling amid budget cuts:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa DOT explores safer, quicker responses to traffic crashes:  REGISTER
  • Industry tries to address nationwide truck driver shortage as workforce ages:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa fire marshal: 5 stores statewide selling fireworks:  AP
  • Sioux City commits $50,000 to commissioning of USS Sioux City:  RADIOIOWA
  • Family funds Cedar Falls summer reading program:  WCFCOURIER
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  • Ernst set to Roast and Ride while Iowa Democrats plan Picnic for the People Saturday:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa GOP to mark start of Reynolds’ tenure with sold-out fundraiser:  RADIOIOWA
  • Governor and First Spouse moving into Terrace Hill this weekend:  RADIOIOWA
  • May tax receipts raise state budget concerns:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Obamacare participants face uncertain future:  QCTIMES
  • University of Iowa names members to employment practices review committee:  GAZETTE
  • Regents look to offer third retirement incentive in face of state cuts:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Blum announces re-election bid:  WCFCOURIER
  • Election 2018!  Danielson mulling Congress run:  WCFCOURIER
  • Election 2018!  Former Vilsack aide to run for governor:  QCTIMES
  • Election 2018!  Cynthia Axne announces candidacy challenging David Young:  REGISTER
  • Attorney General’s office settles lawsuit between ISU, former women’s basketball player Nikki Moody:  GAZETTE
  • Stevens, Jacobsen to face off for Iowa House District 22 seat:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Former Branstad chief of staff Bousselot joins Rastetter ag group:  REGISTER
  • Linn County petition with more than 12,800 signatures calls for Aug. 1 election:  GAZETTE
  • Northwest Iowa fireworks vendors await licenses as sales begin:  SCJOURNAL
  • State auditor questions $100,000 of disbursements by Anthon ambulance squad:  SCJOURNAL
  • Audit: Leader of Iowa school meals group embezzled for years:  AP
  • 93 mph speeding stop in Cerro Gordo County nets cocaine, deputies say:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • State climatologist says May was cooler and wetter than normal:  RADIOIOWA
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  • Dix ready to work on tax reform:  WCFCOURIER
  • DHS director to retire amid criticism over child abuse cases:  AP
  • Three more relatives charged in connection with Perry girl’s death:  RADIOIOWA
  • Opening day for Iowa fireworks sales could well be a dud:  REGISTER
  • Nebraska business to open 55 fireworks stands in Iowa:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa State Senator questions legality of Johnson County fireworks moratorium:  GAZETTE
  • Reynolds inaugural ‘celebration’ a strategic move for state GOP:  AP
  • Iowa teen’s $1 million-per-month illness is no longer a secret:  REGISTER
  • Survey shows slight decline in Midwest economic conditions:  AP
  • In Iowa, debt goes down as university aid goes up, but the future remains unclear as tuition increases loom:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa tuition task force keeping everything ‘on the table’:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Capitol Digest: Judge halts drinkable sunscreen sales:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • University of Iowa pays settlement to Meyer, Griesbaum:  GAZETTE
  • Deere to acquire road construction equipment maker The Wirtgen Group for $5.2 billion:  QCTIMES
  • Jury selection begins in BPI defamation case:  SCJOURNAL
  • Officials: Iowa’s push toward renewable energy not likely to change with Paris Climate Accord decision:  GAZETTE
  • Caucus Watch!  Iowa Democrats consider absentee-style participation in presidential caucuses:  REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Union leader Glasson exploring run for Iowa governor:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Nearly 1,000 property valuations appealed in Sioux City:  SCJOURNAL
  • New audit finds more issues with treasurers using automated registration systems:  RADIOIOWA
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  • Reynolds to lead Iowa ag trade mission to China in July:  QCTIMES
  • Are cities already breaking Iowa’s new fireworks law?:  REGISTER
  • Fireworks licensing may take days to weeks:  GAZETTE
  • Senate likely won’t repeal Obamacare in one act, Sen. Grassley and Ernst say:  GAZETTE
  • Senator Grassley says terrorists take advantage of money laundering laws:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa’s new second-in-line declines state security detail:  AP
  • Universities asked to present five-year tuition models to regents by September:  GAZETTE
  • University of Iowa art museum, Field House renovation, among $830 million for new projects:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa State looking to add its first nursing degree program:  REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Cedar Rapids engineer Courtney Rowe joins 1st District Democratic race:  GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  ‘Focus on Rural America’ formed to examine rural voters’ attitudes:  RADIOIOWA
  • Linn County poised for potential Aug. 1 representation plan election:  GAZETTE
  • DNR begins new season of water testing at state beaches:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa veterans can apply for Honor Flight:  REGISTER
  • Beaverdale gun violence: Is it really getting worse?:  REGISTER
  • Sioux City students raise awareness of human trafficking:  SCJOURNAL
  • Clear Lake Council bans fireworks use:  GLOBEGAZETTE
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  • Reynolds, Gregg introduce themselves to Iowa:  GAZETTE
  • Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa’s governor embraces new job:  AP
  • Gregg returns to hometown of Hawarden as lieutenant governor:  SCJOURNAL
  • Help wanted: Rising worker demand may increase wages:  REGISTER
  • Need a summer gig? State website may be able to help:  RADIOIOWA
  • Reynolds fills three state government leadership posts:  GAZETTE
  • Trump pushes Iowa visit to mid-June:  AP
  • Caucus Watch!  Iowa GOP says caucuses are safe:  WCFCOURIER
  • Republican chair seeking support to keep Iowa ‘in the red’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Branstad reports assets as part of ambassador application:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa law to ban convicts from receiving victims’ benefits:  AP
  • Proposal would expand the Safe Haven law:  RADIOIOWA
  • ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ law protects workers:  GAZETTE
  • State expands program for recycling Rx drugs, over-the-counter meds:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa census preparation begins:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Census: Ankeny 14th fastest growing city in nation:  REGISTER
  • State pool could help Iowans who lose insurance:  REGISTER
  • Linn County gets $731,000 FEMA obligation for 2016 flood:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa State expecting enrollment slowdown:  GAZETTE
  • UNI faculty, administration forge alternative to bargaining agreement:  WCFCOURIER
  • Mental health issues common among Iowa high school students:  IOWAWATCH
  • Interstate 380 roadwork will cause delays this summer:  GAZETTE
  • Massive new pork plant in Northwest Iowa on target to open in July:  RADIOIOWA
  • Des Moines power brokers want to build massive greenhouses downtown:  REGISTER
  • 86 years after fire, Spencer leaders look to continue ban on fireworks:  SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa start-up SwineTech raises $1.3 million to help piglets live:  GAZETTE
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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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