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Governor Branstad Praises Veteran Support Program

Governor Branstad Praises Veteran Support Program

Gov. Terry Branstad says military veterans are finding jobs in Iowa. Branstad said Monday that 23 veterans have gotten jobs through the Home Base Iowa program, which he signed into law this year. The program is designed to make it easier for veterans to transition into civilian jobs in the state. Under Home Base Iowa,

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King Calls on Border Governors to Deploy National Guard to Secure Border (Audio)

Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing a resolution calling upon the border state Governors to deploy their National Guard units immediately to seal the border: “There is nothing in President Obama’s $3.7 billion request that secures our border,” said King. “Even thought this President has the power to close the border, I

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Joni Ernst on Service: “We have to do it.”

Today, Mother, Soldier, Independent Leader and Iowa’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst, released a web ad titled, “Service.” The new web video highlights Joni’s passion for serving her community, state and nation – whether that is in uniform as a battalion commander and Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, as a Sunday

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Amazing New Food and Amusing Fun at the 2014 Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair will offer a wide variety of new offerings to taste, watch and experience this year. New Fair foods, attractions and entertainment are available in addition to the many traditional Fair favorites. “Nothing Compares” to this array of new excitement that awaits Fairgoers August 7-17. Foods This year’s Fair foods feature over

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Gas Prices Drop Across Iowa for Second Straight Week

The price of WTI crude fell by $2.19 this week, closing on Tuesday at $99.96 / barrel.  This marks the first time in more than two months since crude has dipped below the $100 per barrel level. Crude Oil Summary The price of global crude oil fell this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI)

Alliant Energy breaks ground on Marshalltown Generating Station project

The construction of the Marshalltown Generating Station (MGS) will create long-term environmental benefits and economic opportunities for Iowa. MGS is an approximate 650 megawatt, combined-cycle, natural gas-fueled facility that is expected to power more than 500,000 homes. The MGS is expected to begin operations in the second quarter 2017. “The Marshalltown Generating Station project will

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Feller Named President of Statewide Bar Association

Northwest Iowa attorney, Joe Feller, became the 128th president of The Iowa State Bar Association in late June. Feller, a sole practitioner in the firm of Koopman Kennedy & Felleris the second president in 56 years fromSibley to lead the statewide association of more than 8,000 Iowa-licensed attorneys. He is also the first ISBA president