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DECORAH — Residents packed the Winneshiek County Courthouse annex Tuesday for the Board of Supervisors’ canvass of last week’s general election to express indignation that 31 absentee ballots received after Election Day won’t be counted because they were not postmarked.

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DES MOINES -- Iowa’s state-run lottery is doing great, thanks to two recent mega-jackpots that drove sales and profits, but other parts of the state budget aren’t faring as well under state-quo funding.

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WATERLOO — Owners of wind energy turbines east of Fairbank have lost another round in their battle to keep the structures up.

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CEDAR RAPIDS --- Being three heartbeats from the presidency won’t change U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the seventh-term Iowa Republican said Wednesday after GOP colleagues nominated him to be president pro tempore, which would make him the first Iowan in decades to be in the constitutional line of presidential succession.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Wednesday he currently has no plans to call a hearing on the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, saying the president has yet to nominate a permanent replacement for the job and “any hearing would be premature.”

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Being three heartbeats from the presidency won’t change U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the seventh-term Iowa Republican said Wednesday after GOP colleagues nominated him to be president pro tempore, which would make him the first Iowan in decades to be in the constitutional line of presidential succession.

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WASHINGTON – The Senate Republican majority of the upcoming 116th Congress unanimously today nominated U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa to be Senate pro tempore, a position that has historically been bestowed upon the most senior member of the majority party in the upper chamber of Congress.

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OTTUMWA  -- Gov. Kim Reynolds offered hope Tuesday that the state would be able to “do more” in funding education in the new budget plan she is starting to assemble.

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INDEPENDENCE — The man once known as “Prince Farming” during his runs on “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” pleaded guilty Tuesday in Buchanan County District Court following an 18-month-long court case.

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The Maquoketa City Council must act fast if it wants to adjust the city’s fireworks ordinance in time for the New Year’s holiday, which is only seven weeks away.

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DES MOINES — Senate Democrats are sticking with their leaders but House Democrats will have a new representative in charge when the 88th General Assembly opens its two-year run in January with Republicans again controlling both chambers and the governor’s office.

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DES MOINES — Senate Democrats are sticking with their leaders but House Democrats will have a new representative in charge when the 88th General Assembly opens its two-year run in January with Republicans again controlling both chambers and the governor’s office.

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DES MOINES — Senate Democrats are sticking with their leaders but House Democrats will have a new representative in charge when the 88th General Assembly opens its two-year run in January with Republicans again controlling both chambers and the governor’s office.

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DES MOINES — Newly elected and returning majority Republicans in the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate stuck with their same leadership teams with plans to build on the “big and bold” agendas that propelled them through a tough election cycle to control the Statehouse for another two years.

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INDEPENDENCE – The City of Independence put out a notification this week to remind residents of Snow Emergency procedures laid out in Chapter 69.20 of the Code of Ordinances.

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DES MOINES — The last time Iowa had a race for governor without an elected incumbent, the Democratic candidate won 62 counties and the blue counties dotted the map from river to river.

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DES MOINES — Newly elected and returning majority Republicans in the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate stuck with their same leadership teams with plans to build on the “big and bold” agendas that propelled them through a tough election cycle to control the Statehouse for another two years.

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DES MOINES — Newly elected and returning majority Republicans in the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate stuck with their same leadership teams with plans to build on the “big and bold” agendas that propelled them through a tough election cycle to control the Statehouse for another two years.