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We often hear about the "right to health care" and other political talking points, but we rarely hear about the right to choose your own medication. There is currently a “right to try” bill being proposed in the Iowa Senate that would allow terminally ill patients to choose their own...

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Yesterday, we were the first in the Iowa media to report on the rumors that Donald Trump's Facebook post about a major announcement and very special guest was Jerry Falwell Jr or Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Join me on Tuesday, January 19th at the Iowa State University Hansen Agricultural Student...

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On Friday, January 22, 2016, Robert Rees will kickoff a campaign for U.S. Senate as a primary challenger to Senator Chuck Grassley. Rees announced a campaign on YouTube and his Twitter account yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQnTyEFswh4&feature=youtu.be   On his website, Rees provides his reasons for running and why he is challenging Senator Grassley:...

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Update: January 19, 2016-11:40 A.M. CST The New Rumor Is That Sarah Palin Will Endorse Trump Speculation Includes An Endorsement By Iowa Governor Terry Branstad And Possible Announcement Of Branstad Being Named Trump's VP Candidate. Donald Trump has posted on Facebook that there will be a major announcement in Ames tomorrow....

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At a meeting last Wednesday, the Vision Iowa Board approved $778,601 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Dragoon Trace Nature Center in Ringgold County, the Garner Public Library, an aquatic center in Lake City, a splash pad in Bristow and sports complexes...

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The Iowa Secretary of State's office has announced that it is organizing a statewide Youth Straw Poll, scheduled to take place in schools across Iowa, on Tuesday, January 26. The goal of the Straw Poll is to engage students in a hands-on learning experience that will inspire them to participate in...

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For months, I have mostly tried to stay out of the Iowa Caucus other than defending Donald Trump against what I felt was an unfair attack on him by the Des Moines Register.  The media has built him up and then attacked him in such a way that unintentionally kept...

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Author, combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore will present the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series keynote address at Iowa State University on Monday, Jan. 25. "Social Justice, Public Service and the Search for a Life that Matters” will be at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great...

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According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, an officer from the Muscatine Police Department deputy was involved in a shooting after a traffic stop on Friday evening.  Preliminary reports indicate that the deputy was the only one to discharge a weapon. A press release from the Muscatine Policy Department...

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and his son Eric have decided to go after Senator Ted Cruz, the front runner for the Iowa Republican Caucus, because he doesn't support extending the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) ethanol subsidy, which is their favorite government welfare program, past 2022.  For years, not supporting ethanol...