News briefing

Branstad to China  Branstad to serve as ambassador to China:  QCTIMES

Branstad to China  Trump: Branstad ‘ideal’ choice for China post:  GAZETTE
Branstad to China  As ambassador, Branstad could be huge boost to Iowa-China trade:  REGISTER
Branstad to China  Iowa universities could benefit from Branstad nomination:  GAZETTE
Branstad to China  Iowans who’re former U.S. Ambassadors offer congratulations, advice to Branstad:  RADIOIOWA
Branstad to China  Kim Reynolds: Iowa’s next — and first female — governor:  QCTIMES
Branstad to China  As Branstad prepares for China, transfer of power process unfolds:  REGISTER
Branstad to China  No word yet on when Branstad exits and Reynolds takes over:  RADIOIOWA
Branstad pick weighs on 2018 election:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Steve King says could he pursue governor spot with Branstad’s departure:  SCJOURNAL
Vilsack doesn’t intend to retire, no post-USDA plans yet:  RADIOIOWA
Iowa DOT: Don’t make us stop issuing traffic tickets:  REGISTER
New UNI president impresses Cedar Valley:  WCFCOURIER
VA rates its Iowa hospitals at 3 out of 5 stars:  REGISTER
Winter blast pushes hundreds to leave anti-pipeline camp:  REGISTER
Neighbors fail in attempt to reverse Kinnick House decisions:  GAZETTE