News Briefing

State educators tackle chronic student absenteeism:  WCFCOURIER
Iowa unemployment rate edges up in July:  GAZETTE
Election 2016!  Pence says ‘Iowa will lead the way’ in 2016 presidential election: RADIOIOWA
Election 2016!  Pence to hold Cedar Rapids event Monday:  GAZETTE
Iowa’s overall prison population relatively stable:  QCTIMES
Election 2016!  Analysis: Grassley has been winning over Democrats for decades:  REGISTER
Few Iowa drivers punished for passing stopped school buses:  AP
As cellphone-related crashes rise, few in Sioux City cited for texting:  SCJOURNAL
DHS waives sanctions at start of Iowa’s new Medicaid system:  AP
Landowners make case to halt Bakken pipeline:  GAZETTE
UNI’s incubator lets young companies develop:  WCFCOURIER
Waukee may follow West Des Moines’ lead, end short-term home rentals: REGISTER
Grassley sees public service as way to have ‘wider impact’:  QCTIMES
Election 2016!  Judge takes issue with Grassley outlook on federal flood protection funds:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Election 2016!  Vilsack stumps for Judge’s Senate campaign:  QCTIMES
Group calls for changes to Iowa divorce, custody laws:  GAZETTE
Iowa Supreme Court considers Family Law Task Force recommendations: GAZETTE
Prestage Farms raising 1.5 million hogs in Iowa each year:  RADIOIOWA
Wright County to vote on Prestage development agreement Monday: GLOBEGAZETTE
Deere to lay off 115 in Waterloo 30 in Quad Cities:  WCFCOURIER
Linn County officials trying to sell water quality bond to voters:  GAZETTE
Election 2016!  Weaver touts planting industrial hemp as water conservation measure:  RADIOIOWA
Substance abuse creates destructive cycles:  QCTIMES
Vilsack: University of Iowa med school lags in teaching about opioid abuse: GAZETTE