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1 year 5 months ago

Veterinarians look for swine virus in Colorado

LAKEWOOD - Members of the Colorado Department of Agriculture's State Veterinarian's Office are investigating whether cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus have turned up in our state. The investigation follows the discovery of the virus last week in pigs in Iowa by the National Veterinary Service Laboratories. While...

2 years 1 month ago

Pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa. The Quad-City Times reported that Glenn A. Smith, of Frisco, Texas, was the pilot killed in the crash. Smith was CEO of the Warbird Educational Foundation that...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Obama-Romney race is focused on 7 states

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of...

2 years 3 months ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

2 years 4 months ago

Scientists excited about Iowa mammoth discovery

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) - An unusual discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Oskaloosa farm has experts studying prehistoric life excited about scientific discoveries that may lie with the massive beast. The find is rare because it appears to include much of the animal's skeleton undisturbed. That allows scientists to...

2 years 6 months ago

More tornadoes possible Sunday in battered Midwest

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - Residents are scouring through damaged homes in western Oklahoma and Iowa after overnight tornadoes swept through the nation's midsection, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. The National Weather Service says more than 100 tornadoes had been reported across the Midwest and Plains by early...

2 years 10 months ago

Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney...

2 years 10 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

2 years 11 months ago

"Field of Dreams" Sold

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The eastern Iowa site made famous by the movie "Field of Dreams" has been sold. The owners of the property near Dyersville announced Sunday that they had accepted an offer from Go the Distance Baseball LLC that would preserve the site and develop a baseball and...

3 years 1 month ago

Slipping Bachmann seeks jolt for GOP campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Michele Bachmann is focusing her presidential campaign on Iowa, having dipped in national polls since Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race last month. The Minnesota congresswoman has struggled since winning the Iowa straw poll in August. This week she reshuffled her campaign's...

3 years 2 months ago

Pawlenty knocks Obama, Bachmann in same swipe

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says President Barack Obama's previous job as a community organizer didn't prepare him for the job. And the Republican presidential candidate says Iowa shouldn't repeat the mistake of voting for another charismatic politician who lacks experience. That was an obvious reference...

3 years 3 months ago

9 GOP candidates on ballot for Iowa Straw Poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nine Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot for the Iowa Straw Poll, a party fundraiser where thousands of GOP activists weigh in on the presidential field. It's considered an early indicator of support in the state with the nation's leadoff presidential caucuses....

3 years 3 months ago

GOP-leaning group hits Democrats in new TV ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican-leaning fundraising group with ties to GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched a new phase of its $20 million ad campaign attacking Democrats. Crossroads GPS is running television ads targeting five Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. They are Bill Nelson of Florida, Claire...

4 years 1 month ago

Another egg recall

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has announced a recall for eggs produced in Iowa. Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling eggs produced by its farms on specific dates because of possible contamination with Salmonella enteritidis, a foodborne bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes...

4 years 1 month ago

Salmonella found on 2 Iowa egg farms

Food and Drug Administration officials says they have found positive samples of salmonella at the two Iowa farms involved in a massive egg recall. The officials said investigators found salmonella in chicken feed that was sold to both Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms. More than 550 million...

4 years 2 months ago

FDA commissioner: cook your eggs

An over-easy egg should make you uneasy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration. Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1,300 people. About a half billion eggs have been...

4 years 3 months ago

Dam fails in Iowa floods

Flooding from the Maquoketa River after an eastern Iowa dam failed has damaged dozens of homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in damage in Monticello, a city official said Sunday. The Lake Delhi dam failed Saturday as rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide hole in...

4 years 3 months ago

Des Moines River threatens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines River in Iowa is now expected to crest this afternoon at about 3.5 feet above flood stage -- but still five feet lower than it was when a levee protecting a neighborhood in Des Moines failed two years ago. Officials spotted...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado city makes a 'Best' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade-with a focus on innovative thinking. The list includes Boulder, at #4. Kiplinger's teamed with Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. "New ideas generate new businesses," says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S....

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

4 years 7 months ago

Budget shortfall? Get it from criminals

Nebraska and Iowa have figured out how to plug budget shortfalls--seize money from alleged drug runners. This week, law officers seized a total of $3.2 million. The Iowa Department of Transportation seized $2 million during a truck inspection near Council Bluffs. A Douglas County, Nebraska sheriff's deputy seized another...

4 years 7 months ago

Family is proud of their dwarf horse

It's not often that a horse gets called the family pet, but when that horse is just 18-and-a-half inches tall, it's only natural. 2-year-old Lizzy is a dwarf miniature horse and one of the smallest in the world. "She is just a wonderful little girl. She kind of runs...

4 years 8 months ago

Senators release bipartisan jobs bill

Senators have released a bipartisan jobs bill that includes a tax break for companies that hire unemployed workers, money for highway construction, relief for private pensions and a short-term extension of the Patriot Act used to combat terrorism. The bill would also extend unemployment payments for those whose benefits...

4 years 8 months ago

Winter storm in Midwest brings fierce winds

A winter storm moving across several Midwestern states has brought dangerously strong winds but little snow. The storm Monday left travelers stranded and closed some schools and businesses. Heavy snowfall was not expected, but strong winds were blowing around what was falling - or had already fallen in...

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