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Iowa City Council voted against a bid to rezone land to limit any buildings to 75 feet or about six stories tall during a meeting on Tuesday evening.
Iowa students say they are proud of their neighbors to the north, and as they look at their future they see a more accepting world.
Sally Mason comes in at No. 38 in a list of top paid public university presidents.
Iowa had one of the highest voter participation rates among eligible voters in the country, according to new information released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker, a Republican in the Rand Paul mold, said he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin. State Sen. Joni Ernst and Ames lawyer Paul Lunde also are considering a bid.
Johnson County voters will be asked whether they support a $43.5 million bond to build a "county justice center" attached to the Johnson County Courthouse. Election Day is May 7, but early voting and satellite voting has begun.
Iowa Sen. Dennis Guth, R-Klemme, is standing by comments that homosexuality poses a health risk to he and his family. Meanwhile, some are calling for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to denounce them.
"Health risks" from homosexuality are equivalent to those of second-hand smoke, said Sen. Dennis Guth, R-Klemme. Critics blasted the comments as "offensive," "disgusting" and "ignorant."
Republicans have the opportunity to pick up a seat in the Senate with Democrat Tom Harkin retiring. The GOP has a problem, though, who to nominate.
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