News Briefing

U.S. needs stronger response to terrorism, Branstad says:  QCTIMES
Passenger rail study to focus on service between Iowa City and North Liberty: GAZETTE
Judge dismisses Cherokee County lawsuits challenging oil pipeline:  SCJOURNAL
Iowa panel to address chronic school absences:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Des Moines’ minimum wage is higher than you think:  REGISTER
Parents overwhelmed by naming honor for son killed in Afghanistan:  GAZETTE
Governor to Board of Regents: consider $200 tuition hike instead:  RADIOIOWA
Drug Court funding safe for another year:  SCJOURNAL
Iowa Flood Center launching watershed improvement projects:  GAZETTE
Michigan environmental leader urges Iowans to guard water:  REGISTER
WITCC approves tuition increase:  SCJOURNAL
Des Moines rethinking rules for taco trucks:  REGISTER
Meatless Monday for military? No way, Ernst says:  REGISTER
State cites more violations in Iowa City School District’s special ed program: GAZETTE