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State Patrol Says Two Killed When Tree Falls on ATV

State Patrol Says Two Killed When Tree Falls on ATV

The Iowa State Patrol says a man and woman from Fort Dodge were killed when a tree fell and hit their all-terrain vehicle. District Commander Lieutenant Kelly Hindman said in a press release that the two were riding on the ATV south of Fort Dodge in Webster County around 5 p.m. Sunday. The statement says 21-year-old

2014 Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Iowa Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce four new inductees to the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. These remarkable women will be recognized at the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held at the State Historical Building in Des Moines at 10 a.m. Saturday,

Braley Seeks Input of Iowans on Proposed Social Security Cuts

Days after sending a letter to administration officials demanding answers on Social Security service cuts, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today is calling on Iowans to share their experiences with Iowa Social Security Administration offices as he continues his push to delay the cuts to the essential services that 11 million Americans—including many Iowa seniors—used just

Braley, Joined by Bipartisan Coalition, Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Address Veteran Suicide, Mental Health

  Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01)  joined a bipartisan group in introducing comprehensive legislation designed to address the escalating rate of suicide among America’s veterans—the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. “The suicide rate among America’s veterans represents a national crisis,” Braley said. “This legislation won’t solve the problem overnight—but it will get more

Iowa College Aid Releases Condition of Higher Education 2014 Report

Today, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) released the Condition of Higher Education in Iowa 2014 report.  The report provides policymakers with an overview of Iowa’s population in relation to college readiness, persistence, affordability, educational attainment and the future employability of the citizens of Iowa. “As we work towards increasing Iowa’s overall

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Braley Demands Answers on Social Security Service Cuts

  After recently introducing legislation that would delay upcoming cuts to Social Security field office services, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today called on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide evidence that they considered public input and that the cuts would save taxpayers money. “These cuts are being made with no input from Iowa’s seniors

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Wyden and Grassley Seek Details on Sovaldi Pricing

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and senior Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, today requested detailed pricing information on a costly new Hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug. Wyden and Grassley, who have long championed transparency in health care, have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. for information about Sovaldi, a drug developed to treat and