Grassley: Bump stock ban is ‘common sense’

by James Q. Lynch, The Gazette Sen. Chuck Grassley won’t say if he would support legislation banning bumps stocks — devices that dramatically accelerate a semi-automatic weapon’s rate of fire — but the Iowa Republican says it would make sense. Grassley has scheduled a Judiciary Committee hearing on firearms accessories for Tuesday and expects bump stocks,…

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Iowa student loan debt: $13.08 billion, state’s public universities report some progress

by Vanessa Miller, The Gazette Tuition rates at public and private colleges and universities nationally — and in Iowa — have soared over the…

Iowa governor Reynolds seeks foreign agent law change

by Rod Boshart, The Gazette DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will ask Iowa legislators next session to close what she considers…

As Trump and Xi Jinping meet in China, an Iowan is the bridge between them

by Kyle Munson, Des Moines Register BEIJING — The Iowan who has the ear of the leaders of two world superpowers stepped up to…

Ag Secretary candidate Craig Lang says Iowa needs to more diverse ag sector

by OK Henderson, Radio Iowa Former Iowa Farm Bureau president Craig Lang has filed the paperwork to launch a campaign for state ag secretary….

Waterloo-Cedar Falls jobless rate still best in a decade

by Pat Kinney, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier WATERLOO — Unemployment rates in Waterloo-Cedar Falls remain the best in nearly a decade. The unemployment rate for the…

In Iowa, Apple CEO Tim Cook touts its new data center jobs as the ‘future’ of America

by Anita Balakrishnan, CNBC Apple will invest at least $1.3 billion in the first phase of an Iowa data center project, CEO Tim Cook…

Iowa unemployment rate dips to 3.2% in September

by Pat Curtis, Radio Iowa Iowa’s unemployment rate is the 9th lowest in the country, falling to 3.2 percent last month. Cory Kelly is…

How Apple’s Waukee Data Center project came to be

by Clint Cole, Dallas County News The Waukee Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon at the Waukee Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 19…

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey officially nominated to join USDA

by Matthew Patane, The Gazette After months of speculation, Iowa’s agriculture secretary has been nominated for a post with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. President…

Silicon Prairie: Apple data center puts Iowa on the tech industry map

by Cynthia Fodor, KCCI WAUKEE, Iowa — Tech giant Apple will build its newest data center within the city limits of Waukee, though the…