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DES MOINES — Motorists in Iowa would be prohibited from using hand-held cellphones or other electronic communication device while driving under legislation approved Tuesday by the House Transportation Committee.

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CEDAR RAPIDS — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst became emotional as she talked with people involved in refugee resettlement in Cedar Rapids — some of them refugees themselves.

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K-12 school curriculum has received much public attention in recent years, with many discussions centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Meanwhile, another lesser-known vision grows in popularity—a conservative stance against a proclaimed "false, divisive, and radical, anti-American curriculum"—known as 1776 Action.

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SIOUX CITY — A Sioux City man accused of taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is scheduled to appear before a Washington, D.C., federal judge later this week to face criminal charges.

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SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man accused of taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is scheduled to appear before a Washington, D.C., federal judge later this week to face criminal charges.

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DES MOINES — A second attempt by Gov. Kim Reynolds to create a statewide ethanol requirement got less push back during a hearing Tuesday than it did last year — meaning that her revamped attempt to increase sales of the crop-based biofuel appears to, at the very least, have better prospects.

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A member of the Clinton County Board of Supervisors has announced he is running for a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Older adults who maintain a steady weight as they age are less likely to experience rapid cognitive decline, regardless of how much they weigh to start, new research suggests.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Living through the pandemic has not been easy for kids, but it has really thrown off children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research warns.

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With many Americans working from home now, far fewer commuters get behind the wheel every day compared to before the pandemic. Still, travel has picked up considerably over the last year. And gas prices have followed suit. Drivers were paying an average of $3.31 per gallon as of mid-January, according to AAA, up considerably from […]

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Safety Technology Holding Company (CST) has appointed Kathy Boden Holland as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 2021. For more than 30 years, CST has been dedicated to helping people live and drive responsibly. The Company provides consumers and monitoring authorities with products and services to effectively deter impaired driving and support individuals as they navigate the license restoration process.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that it has launched a trial that will compare its existing COVID-19 vaccine against a new version tailored to beat back the highly contagious Omicron variant.

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Tuesday it will withdraw its Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard on Wednesday for businesses with more than 100 employees after a U.S. Supreme Court decision. 

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday vetoed a bill that would have provided paid administrative leave for public school and university employees who miss work due to COVID-19-related issues and instead negotiated “compromise” legislation that would provide such leave to only those who are fully vaccinated.

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An Iowa-licensed physician who has questioned the use of vaccines and face masks in fighting COVID-19 says that each day she treats up to 40 patients from around the country and is staging “jailbreaks” that involve pulling patients out of hospitals against the medical advice of other doctors.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It has begun to feel like a pandemic that will never end, but public health experts now say the Omicron variant may be ushering in a "new normal," where COVID-19 becomes an endemic, but manageable, disease.

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Former President Donald Trump is entangled in several legal battles that are all unfolding in ways that could be his biggest impediment to a run in 2024. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza details how three of those battles became more troublesome for Trump within 24 hours.

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The second week of session brought forth bills to the various committees which then are assigned to subcommittees. The subcommittee is the first of seven steps for a bill to become a law. Iowa has a wonderful system to ensure many legislators and the public to have the opportunity to debate issues.

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(The Center Square) – While U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and Texas Department of Public Safety officers seized record amounts of narcotics at the southern border last year, it’s only the tip of the iceberg, a retired Border Patrol agent running for Congress says. Far more illicit drugs and illegal weapons are entering the U.S. than are being seized, he said.