News Briefing

Iowa officials ask Trump to scrap new water rules:  QCTIMES
State contract offer might signal collective bargaining changes for Iowa:  GAZETTE
Health insurance may be scrapped from collective bargaining under Branstad plan:  REGISTER
Branstad says he’ll listen if Trump offers job:  REGISTER
Police ambush highlights problems with communications network:  REGISTER
Branstad says Medicaid expansion ‘remains to be seen’:  RADIOIOWA
Branstad doesn’t plan to close more state facilities:  REGISTER
Capitol Digest: First Lady’s opinion key:  WCFCOURIER
Three Iowa pipeline protesters wage hunger strike:  REGISTER
Low availability drives up home prices in Iowa:  RADIOIOWA
Branstad, Obama pardon Iowa turkeys:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Sioux City Council approves 8.7 percent pay increase for city manager:  SCJOURNAL
Waterloo OKs small TIF district release:  WCFCOURIER
Former Davenport grocery store will be new VA clinic:  QCTIMES
Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Burlington PD shooting:  REGISTER
Amtrak ridership up in Iowa sparks hope for rail enthusiasts:  REGISTER
Senate Democratic leader Rob Hogg hopes to prevent GOP dismantling of state government:  GAZETTE
Iowa GMO labeling supporters fined $320K over campaign disclosure:  REGISTER