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Op-Ed: Iowa among the worst for minority business owners Special

Des Moines - According to both the SBA and Bloomberg, Iowa is among the worst states for MBE's (Minority Business Enterprises). Can business owners turn the tide?
Digital Journal Report by Ini Augustine

Elderly couple slain in northwest Iowa

Akron - Details remain scarce surrounding the grisly death of an elderly couple found inside their Akron, Iowa home Wednesday evening.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Iowa passes bill to legalize cannabis treatment for children

Des Moines - Families across Iowa celebrated the news Friday that Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill enabling a low-THC medical marijuana oil extract to be used as treatment for children with severe epilepsy.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros

Scientists develop self-destructing electronics

"This message will destruct in 10 seconds" is your typical Mission Impossible movie phrase. Only now, this is a reality.
In the Media by Milton Este

Op-Ed: Iowa Sen. candidate 'castrated hogs;' would 'cut pork'

Des Moines - Many Senate races are highly competitive this year, including primaries. However, Joni Ernst, a Republican candidate in the Iowa GOP Senate primary, is not a political pig wearing lipstick.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 3 comments

Iowa man arrested after fight over peanut butter sandwiches

Des Moines - A disagreement involving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches was all it took to spark a nearly violent altercation between two brothers in Iowa. One man was taken to jail after threatening the other with a knife.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 3 comments

Iowa's innovative approach to Affordable Care Act rollout Special

Des Moines - The options can be confusing, and Americans are still unclear about what their responsibilities are under the Affordable Care Act. Iowa's innovative approach could help.
Digital Journal Report by Ini Augustine

Op-Ed: Ethanol production created environmental disaster

How the environmentalists sang its praises. All kneel to ethanol, the corn-based green fuel destined to slow global warming.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 11 comments

Pastor claims sex with boys will cure them of homosexuality

Council Bluffs - Brent Girouex, 31, received a 17-year sentence, which was immediately suspended, for more than sixty counts of 60 counts of suspicion of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The Same Sex Marriage Debate in New Jersey

The Same Sex Marriage debate from the view of a native New Jersian who's just a little embarrassed by their lack of progression. What does the future hold for New Jersey and the gay marriage debate?
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano

Missing tortoise found in elevator at Iowa museum

Dubuque - An 18-pound African leopard tortoise went missing from the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. She was found in an elevator a couple of days later.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Iowa teen sues school over bullying

A teenager in Iowa has sued school officials, who he says failed to protect him from severe bullying, which included an attack that left him disabled.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 8 comments

Why Obama won Iowa, and the election

Early Voting seems to be going smoothly in Iowa. In contrast with other early voting, lines were moving quickly. While there was some confusion, the voters were patient.
In the Media by Ini Augustine - 1 comment

Iowa and Texas threaten to arrest international observers

Washington - International election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe(OSCE) have been threatened with arrest if they come near polling stations in Texas and Iowa on election day.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 7 comments

Iowa Air Show fatal crash caught on tape: Video

Davenport - As air show fans looked on in horror, a Soviet Cold War era plane crashed and burned in Iowa, killing the pilot. The whole thing was captured on video, including the emotional reaction of the crowd as they witnessed the tragedy.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 3 comments

Review: TEDxDesMoines — Inspiring ideas in the Silicon Prairie Special

Des Moines - These are the faces of the next generation of technology leaders. They are young, fresh, socially savvy and... Midwestern?
Digital Journal Report by Ini Augustine

FBI dogs detected scent of Iowa girls; FBI divers may join search

Evansdale - FBI dogs assisting in the search for two Iowa cousins picked up the girls' scents near an Iowa lake where their bicycles had been found; now divers may join the search, FBI spokeswoman said.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Drought in Midwest drives corn production down and food prices up

The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought since 1988 , and corn crops are suffering as a result. Shortages are predicted due to the damage already done by the drought. But if drought conditions continue, the damage will be felt deeply by consumers.
In the Media by Wendy Hedrick - 6 comments

Over 200 buffalo escape from Iowa ranch, 30 still on the loose

Sibley - Last weekend approximately over 200 buffalo escaped from a ranch in Iowa and roamed throughout five counties. Currently, most of the roamers have been corralled, but authorities say about 30 buffalo are still on the loose.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Iowa Caucus — History Tells us who the Next President Will Be

It's all over folks. You can stick a fork in it. It's done. The analysis of Iowa Caucus history will tell us who the next president of these "fifty-seven States" will be.
In the Media by Russ J. Alan - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The Future of the Republican Party

The future, of course, is difficult - probably impossible - to predict, especially concerning a group as large as the Republican Party. Still, I’ll give it a shot by trying to answer the question “What will the Republican Party look like in 2032?"
In the Media by Michael Billy - 7 comments

Obama reacts to GOP criticisms: 'I have kept my promises'

Des Moines - Obama has responded to attacks from GOP candidates that he has not fulfilled promises he made during the primaries four years ago. He released a video showing footage of his victory speech in Iowa and argued that the has delivered on promises he made.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

GOP presidential race: Iowa tonight, New Hampshire next

No matter what happens in Iowa today, it looks like a Mitt Romney romp in New Hampshire. That would be the first primary of the election season.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Iowans already cast their vote here

At this Iowa diner, they have already cast their caucus votes. Noting a blurb from the Des Moines Register, Michele Bachmann has a victory of sorts.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Rick Santorum surge threatens Mitt Romney

Des Moines - A new Des Moines Register poll has shown that GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is the latest Republican candidate posting a surge at the polls. Santorum's last minute surge may reflect a coalition of conservative votes in the process.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Gingrich sheds tears while recalling his mother's health travails

Des Moines - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, lost composure, repeatedly wiping away tears as he responded to questions on Friday about his late mother who suffered from depression and bipolar disorder.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Five Occupy protesters arrested outside of Ron Paul Iowa office

Ankeny - At least five Occupy Des Moines protesters have been arrested outside of Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul's Iowa campaign office. The Occupy protesters were arrested after blockading the entrance in Ankeny.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Analysts say Ron Paul win in Iowa will hurt the caucuses

The latest polls show that support for Newt Gingrich is fading away. Gingrich has blamed it on the "negative advertisements" by political opponents. But analysts are saying that a win for Ron Paul in Iowa will damage the reputation of the caucuses.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Gay marriage plea most-viewed political video of the year

A clip of a young Iowa man's plea for marriage rights for his lesbian parents drew 18.3 million views to become the most-watched political video of the year, according to YouTube's ranking of viral political videos.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Gingrich comes under fire at Iowa GOP debate

Des Moines - Newt Gingrich received heavy criticism during a presidential debate Saturday night. GOP presidential runners Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann attacked him over a variety of issues, including his personal life.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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Nathan Kapke  of the Iowa Insurance Commission  answers questions from the audience.
Nathan Kapke, of the Iowa Insurance Commission, answers questions from the audience.
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Helga Johnson  Program Director with ISED Ventures speaks on her personal health insurance experienc...
Helga Johnson, Program Director with ISED Ventures speaks on her personal health insurance experience
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Community members participate in a Q & A session on the Affordable Care Act.
Community members participate in a Q & A session on the Affordable Care Act.
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President Obama in Decorah  Iowa
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President Obama in Decorah, Iowa
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Iowa not the best place for ALL business?
Iowa not the best place for ALL business?
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Rick Santorum campaigning
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Rick Santorum campaigning
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Community members attend Q & A sessions with trained assisters.
Community members attend Q & A sessions with trained assisters.
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Pastor Cheatom welcomes Nate Kapke  of the Iowa Insurance Commission
Pastor Cheatom welcomes Nate Kapke, of the Iowa Insurance Commission
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a smal...
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a small bag of pot.
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Pawlenty performs a Violent Femmes tune ahead of Iowa Straw Poll
Pawlenty performs a Violent Femmes tune ahead of Iowa Straw Poll
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Republican candidate Ron Paul
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Republican candidate Ron Paul
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Helga Johnson  Program for Operation Outreach  talks about her personal health insurance experience.
Helga Johnson, Program for Operation Outreach, talks about her personal health insurance experience.
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Pastor Toussaint Cheatom  Community Organizer and Trained Assister.
Pastor Toussaint Cheatom, Community Organizer and Trained Assister.
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Business Owners pitch to compete on ABC s Shark Tank
Business Owners pitch to compete on ABC's Shark Tank
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Iowa: President Obama Gets Lunch At Ross  Restaurant.
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Iowa: President Obama Gets Lunch At Ross' Restaurant.
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