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‘Billion Dollar Branstad’ announces $1.9b wind energy project

DES MOINES—Gov. Terry Branstad announced Wednesday that MidAmerican Energy will invest $1.9 billion in new wind energy farms, the largest economic development project in Iowa to date. “We are pleased to announced the larges...
by Jeff Patch
 

 
 
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Journalists dish on best practices for viral memes, pop culture humor

At a Campaign Tech Conference panel in Washington, D.C. Thursday, panelists discuss the intersection of culture and politics and how to drive the campaign conversation. WASHINGTON—Political reporters and digital strategists s...
by Jeff Patch
 

 
 
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PREVIEW: April Fool’s Day look at Madam Shannon’s empire

On Monday—April Fool’s Day—TheIowaRepublican.com will publish an extensive investigation into the business and quasi-political empire of Randi Shannon, a former Cedar Rapids-area state Sen. candidate who dropped out t...
by Jeff Patch
 

 

 
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Linn Co. GOP elects Golding chair

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—A united Linn County Republican Party elected businesswoman Cindy Golding as the chair of Iowa’s second largest county GOP Tuesday night. Six percent of Iowa Republicans call the county home, and the part...
by Jeff Patch
 

 
 
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Legislative leader of liberal group smears ALEC

DES MOINES—Iowans should be outraged that an out-of-state group that doesn’t disclose its donors and aims to influence policy exists to bend the ears of state lawmakers, according to state Sen. Joe Bolkom, D-Iowa City—nev...
by Jeff Patch
 

 

 
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Etheredge celebrates with supporters as he’s sworn in as Johnson County supervisor

CORALVILLE, Iowa—About a hundred people jammed into a ballroom Monday night at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center here to honor John Etheredge, the newly sworn in Republican on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors....
by Jeff Patch