News Briefing – February 12, 2013

  • Branstad unveils benchmarks for education reform:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa DOT investigating new methods to keep snow off roads:  RADIO IOWA
  • Climatologist:  Iowa ‘vulnerable’ to continuing drought:  GAZETTE
  • ISU survey examines the use of mobile technology by farmers:  RADIO IOWA
  • Advocates tout benefits of freight rail upgrades in Iowa:  GAZETTE
  • Luring math & science scholars into teaching:  RADIO IOWA
  • Mason:  UI search to fill VP job will start soon:  GAZETTE
  • Leaders of Iowa universities to brief lawmakers:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Branstad advisor defends teacher pay hike:  SCJOURNAL
  • Grants will pay for thousands of smoke alarms:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Iowa gun-control advocates lobby GOP lawmakers:  SCJOURNAL
  • Panel will consider bill banning casino smoking:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Branstad doesn’t expect to see helmet law this year:  SCJOURNAL
  • Democrat Sherzan to run in 3rd district:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  •  Bill expanding Medicaid gets preliminary hearing:  SCJOURNAL