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New Delhi (AP) - A new ban imposed by India's government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries.
Iowa City - Grand Avenue, near the Boyd Law Building, is under construction again as the University of Iowa starts a second phase of work on an underground steam distribution system.
The Japanese government will adopt a sterner stance against North Korea, which has launched ballistic missiles three weeks in a row.
Members of the Iowa Legislature can call the legalization of fireworks in Iowa a victory for freedom and fun all they want, but we'll call it what it really is: a cynical effort to enrich state government and fireworks retailers. For years, statehouse ...
"My guess is that it will be harder to count next time, that Iowa will have issues because it may be hard to convince people that when the government asks questions the answers won't be shared" with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or other law ...
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad laughs with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, right, during his weekly news conference at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Reynolds acknowledged growing more comfortable with her ascent ...
U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick agreed to the government's request to move the start of the trial of Ng Lap Seng to late June, prosecutors said in a letter responding to a defense submission earlier in the day.
Acting Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, left, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds enter a news conference together Thursday at the Statehouse in Des Moines.
Des Moines is considering a group's proposal to build greenhouses along downtown railroad tracks as part of a long-term project that supporters say would meet demands for locally grown food and provide research space.
An attorney who served as counsel to Gov. Kim Reynolds when she was No. 2 to former Gov. Terry Branstad has been named the state's next public defender.
(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). government troops head for a continuing military operation against Muslim militants who lay siege in Marawi city Friday, May 26, 2017 at Bal-oi township, Lanao del Norte province in southern Philippines.
On Iowa politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met. This week's show features Erin Murphy, Christinia Crippes, Todd Dorman, ...
(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). government troops frisk a Muslim man at a checkpoint leading to Marawi city three days after Muslim militants lay siege in the city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017.
(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres). Demonstrators torch the Ministry of agriculture during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
government offices and Johnson County Sheriff's Office administrative, civil and records divisions: Closed. Transit: SEATS paratransit buses will not run rural routes.
The students from Iowa BIG won't have free rein, but have created the photos, videos and comments to be shared on the city's twitter, facebook and Instagram accounts on Friday, said Maria Johnson, the city communications division manager who led the ...
The legal cloud arose from a recent formal opinion published by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. He said research found that an individual ascending midterm from lieutenant governor to governor, as did Reynolds, does not have the constitutional ...
ACT employees on Tuesday, May 23, dropped off boxes of blankets, backpacks, toys, diapers, and other household supplies to the domestic violence Intervention Program's Iowa City office. ACT conducted a donation drive in light of dramatic cuts for ...
Whatever your view of the health care debate, the news out of Iowa isn't good. In April, two large insurers, Wellmark and Aetna, said they would not offer health ...
Philippine security forces escort Marawi City evacuees at a checkpoint near a neighboring city on the southern island of Mindanao on Wednesday.
URBANDALE - Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a possible GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2018, said Wednesday Iowa needs bold action to reform and cut the state's income tax rates to boost its economy and competitive position.
BETTENDORF, Iowa - Beth White, a government contracting specialist with the Iowa Procurement Technical Assistance Center, says almost any type of business can be eligible to secure a government contract. She says she's helped hundreds of Quad Cities ...
Cattle ranchers have spent years battling big meat companies, saying the companies have too much market power. Now, those ranchers worry that a Trump Administration move to delay federal rules that would make it easier for them lodge complaints about ...
Des Moines - Kim Reynolds wants the history books to remember her as more than just Iowa's first woman governor. In her first address to Iowans as the state's governor, Reynolds on Wednesday at the Iowa Capitol said she hopes her tenure is "filled ...
Des Moines - People with serious and chronic health conditions that require high-cost medical care could be placed in high-risk insurance pools under health care reforms under construction in Congress.
For traffic stops and other situations where the local or state government requires ID, residents of Iowa will be able to pull out their smartphone instead of their wallet.
China will carry out a nationwide poll next month to test the public's acceptance of genetically-modified food, a technology the government says would boost yields and sustainable agriculture in a country that's seen consumption soar. Beijing's ...
Senators voted 82-13 Monday to approve the nomination of Branstad, who is in his sixth nonconsecutive term as Iowa's governor.
The two met in 1985 when Xi, then a provincial official, led an agricultural trade delegation to Iowa. The 70-year-old Branstad is in his sixth nonconsecutive term as Iowa's governor. With more than 22 years at the helm of state government, he is the ...
But with Trump in the White House, Texas is petitioning the government to retrieve its Medicaid money back without having to let Planned Parenthood be part of the roster of providers.
Cedar Rapids - An inaugural celebration for Iowa's first female governor, Kim Reynolds, will be hosted by the Republican Party of Iowa on June 2. Reynolds will become the state's 43rd governor after Gov. Terry Branstad resigns Wednesday to begin new ...
On Iowa politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met. This week's show features Erin Murphy, Christinia Crippes, Todd Dorman ...
The new state family planning program will cost the state about $3 million; the previous setup with the federal government allowed Iowa to pay about $300,000 through a 90 percent to 10 percent match. Iowa faced tough budgeting decisions this year, and ...
The government's statistics also show a shift in the places that depend on H-2A workers. For many years, North Carolina's sweet potato and tobacco farms were the top destination for temporary foreign workers.
The agriculture Department established research centers in 2014 to translate climate science into real-world ideas to help farmers and ranchers adapt to a hotter climate.
The still-young Democratic race for Iowa governor will offer Quad-Citians a couple of opportunities to get up close to the contest on Friday and Saturday.
(U.S. Army via AP, File). FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick.
(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). Sylvie Goulard arrives at the Elysee Palace Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Paris. Goulard has been nominated as new Defense Minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's first government, Wednesday May, 17 2017.
The appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election brought praise from Democrats in Congress, while a top Republican from Iowa who'd previously expressed reservations about a Special Prosecutor ...
Industrial Technologies Dean Dan Martin shows Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg, D-Cedar Rapids, equipment in an automation and instrumentation lab in Jones Hall at Kirkwood Community College Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
The one thing agreed upon by all parties is that those 24 girls are still in custody of the government, not the care of their families.
Updated: 9:39 am. | Tags: Government And politics, elections, House Elections, State Legislature, State governments, Legislature, Gubernatorial Elections, State Elections, Special Elections | Location Tags: Davenport, Iowa, United States, North America ...
Simon Choi, a director at anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. who has analyzed North Korean malware since 2008 and advises the government on cyberattacks, said the North is no newcomer to the world of bitcoins and has been mining the digital ...
As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets. The Post said the intelligence partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russian officials.
Now they're the target of a government eviction campaign that city officials say is motivated by health and security concerns, and because the settlements are "illegal, without any title or appropriate government approval." But residents and watchdog ...
For the second time in a week, government lawyers on Monday will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
... on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:26 am. | Tags: Government And politics, elections, House Elections, State Legislature, State governments, Legislature, Gubernatorial Elections, State Elections, Special Elections | Location Tags: Davenport, Iowa, United ...
(State Department/DigitalGlobe via AP). This image provided by the State Department and DigitalGlobe, taken Aug. 27, 2013, left, and April 16, 2015, satellite images of what the State Department described as a building in a prison complex in Syria that.
Iowa roads are seeing an uptick in the number of farm implements on them as spring field work progresses, Branstad said, and the state Department of Transportation is starting a busy construction season following a year that saw deaths and injuries in ...
Iowa agriculture Secretary Bill Northey participates in Monday's Iowa Executive Council meeting at the state Capitol in Des Moines.




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