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Should they stay or should they go? Iowa Senators debated the fate of traffic enforcement cameras for nearly an hour tonight, dramatically ditching a proposal to ban the cameras. Instead, senators voted to let the cameras remain, with the fines used exclusively for public safety or roads. Senator Dan Zumbach, a Republican from Ryan, touted the traffic […]
Iowa’s congressional delegation is part of the drama over whether enough Republicans will vote for House leadership’s plan to replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Iowa is represented by four congressmen. Three of them will vote no on the bill. Democrat Dave Loebsack of Iowa City has been a firm “no” on the bill since it […]
The questioning of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continued Wednesday in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from New Hartford, chairs the committee and has begun each round of questioning the first two days. Grassley told Gorsuch today that some of the justices on the bench now are not […]
Large and small cartons of ice cream spilled out at a railroad crossing in Le Mars this morning  after a train struck the trailer of a semi. Le Mars fire chief Dave Schipper says the truck owned and operated by Schuster Trucking was hauling a load of ice cream from Wells Enterprises. “It was struck […]
The Ethics Committee in the Iowa House has unanimously voted to sanction a lobbyist who failed to complete the online registration process required for people who lobby lawmakers. Republican Representative Rob Taylor of West Des Moines, the committee’s chairman, spoke with reporters after the decision was made over the noon hour. “The reason it’s so important […]