The Iowa harvest continues ahead of normal with 60% of Iowa’s corn and 83% of soybeans harvested despite rainfall last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Toufic Baaklini, who resigned on Sunday, had served as president and a board member for several years for In Defense of Christians, an organization that fights persecution of Christians.
Former state Sen. Merton "Cap" Dierks, who died Friday from complications following a stroke, was "a gentleman, sincere and honest in every relationship."
Ebrahim Abdulsattar's story is a reminder that our national fabric is more resilient than perhaps we know.
It was the Republican governor's first reaction to the 1st District Republican congressman's indictment by federal officials last week on charges of lying to the FBI and concealing information about illegal campaign contributions.
At the center of allegations against Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who was indicted this week by a federal grand jury, is a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent named Gilbert Chagoury.
"It just happened to be a bunch of fun women that loved Halloween, and we loved riding, so let's gather and do a witch ride," said Shannon Jochum Nielsen, one of the witches.
Patty Pansing Brooks, who will be term-limited out of the Legislature at the end of next year, will announce soon that she will seek the 2022 Democratic nomination for Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's 1st District House seat.
The fourth-grader has spent the past year and a half learning how to code. “What I like about coding is that you can use your creativity,” he said. “And sometimes you can create apps to help people, also.”
Nebraska's rate was 2%, while the Lincoln area clocked in at 1.3%. Both were the lowest numbers ever recorded.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and another was flown to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln, where they later died. The shooter is also dead, according to the Nebraska State Patrol, after an employee returned fire.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Retired Admiral Michael Franken thinks Iowans are looking for a U.S. senator with a sense of “inventiveness” to turn progressive goals into policies that span myriad issues facing the nation, including the political divide that makes taking action seemingly impossible.
Iowa Democratic legislative leaders say they have committed their members to voting for a second version of a plan, released Thursday, that would set congressional and legislative election district boundaries for the next decade.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Election politics may do more to win approval of the trillion-dollar infrastructure package he voted for than congressional arm-twisting has — so far — accomplished, Sen. Chuck Grassley said.
Theresa Thibodeau, a former state senator and former chair of the Douglas County Republican Party, said Thursday that she has been encouraged to consider running for the state's top office.
Paul Iversen, staff at the University of Iowa's Labor Center, said it is unusual to see an injunction ban fire barrels and chairs. Typically, items that are banned have to be "disruptive" and "intimidating."
Some farmers are marketing steaks and hamburger directly to consumers, the pasture-to-plate approach. Others are bypassing large packers by establishing their own, smaller-scale packing plants.
The Nebraska State Patrol has identified the two semi-truck drivers killed in a crash on Interstate 80 Tuesday as men from Arizona and Iowa.
Denied services for Medicaid members increased dramatically following the 2016 switch to managed care, according to the Iowa State Auditor.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa plans to launch an effort to rebrand affordable housing as simply housing for those people “who keep our communities thriving and vibrant,” according to an Iowa Finance Authority spokeswoman.
A federal grand jury indictment charges U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry with one count of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts and two counts of making false statements to federal investigators.
J.L. Spray, a Lincoln attorney and GOP national committeeman, said that such allegations would be "very out of character" for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who has represented Nebraska's 1st Congressional District since 2005.
As first responders work the scene, the interstate will remain closed. Drivers will be required to exit at Goehner.