House Judiciary Chairman Arrested on DUI and Weapons Charges

The Ames Tribune reported that State Representative Chip Baltimore was pulled over around 3:30 a.m. on Friday morning after reports of a reckless driver on Highway 35 was received by Ames police. Baltimore’s blood alcohol level was 0.147 percent. A Smith & Wesson pistol was also found in his…

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Hubbell spending a fortune but can’t pull away

Looking at what the Democrats have spent so far on television and radio in the race for Governor. Fred Hubbell is spending a…

The Record Fundraising Haul No One is Talking About

While Iowa reporters were falling all over themselves to chase Pat Rynard’s fundraising scoops, they missed one important element: Kim Reynolds set two…

Donald J. Trump, Deregulator-in-Chief

Economic growth began to pick up as soon as Donald Trump was elected president, and has continued throughout his first year in office;…

Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

By Jeff Mason, Reuters NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling…

Best- and worst-run states in America: Which one is top rated?

Samuel Stebbins and Evan Comen, 24/7 Wall Street In the United States, the federal government is the ultimate legislative authority — wielding the power…

Iowa again leads US in graduation rates

Deirdre Cox Baker [email protected] Four-year graduation rates in Iowa once again lead among the nation’s public school systems, with Bettendorf, North Scott…

Teachers coaching teachers paying off for local schools competition

By DANA LARSEN A Pilot-Tribune series A little TLC goes a long way. But will it last? That’s the concern of area education leaders. Iowa…

Newton company to add hundreds of jobs making bus bodies

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR A company that makes wind blades in central Iowa will begin manufacturing bus bodies as well, adding…

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…

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…