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    Kari Lake, former Republican candidate for Arizona governor, spoke to a packed room during a lunch hosted by the Scott County Republican Women, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in Bettendorf. Lake, a graduate of North Scott High School, worked for TV news stations in the Quad-Cities before a decades-l…

      The Mason City Council approved a three-year labor agreement with Mason City Firefighters Association Local 41 during regular session Tuesday. The agreement allows for a yearly cost-of-living increase in addition to clothing allowances as well as a repeal of the residency requirement for fir…

      Back from a tour of the San Diego-Mexico border and meetings with Mexican officials, Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst on Tuesday called on Democratic President Joe Biden to crack down of the flow of fentanyl entering the United States, including having every vehicle entering the Southern border screened by a drug-sniffing police dog.

      The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved setting a public hearing regarding the issuance of up to $10 million of private school facility revenue and refunding bonds, but the county is under no liability if they are issued to Newman Catholic schools.

      The national Democratic Party approved changes Saturday to its presidential primary calendar for 2024, knocking the Iowa party off its envied first-in-the-nation perch as the starting gun for the presidential election.


      DES MOINES — Iowa’s K-12 public schools would get a 3% increase in per-pupil state funding for the next school year under proposals from the Republican majorities in the House and Senate — larger than the increase sought by the governor but smaller than what Democrats wanted.

      DES MOINES — Iowa coaches would be required to receive training once every five years instead annually on how to identify and respond to a student-athlete with a suspected concussion under a bill advanced Wednesday by a House education subcommittee.

      DES MOINES — While LGBTQ children pleaded Tuesday with state lawmakers to be treated with decency and respect, supporters of a Republican-led proposal to bar Iowa’s public schools from teaching lesbian, gay and transgender-themed issues mocked trans youth, claimed that schools should follow …

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