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At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters.

URBANDALE, Iowa — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, the second-term congressman called…

- Billings Gazette - US

At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters.

URBANDALE, Iowa " A little more than a month into Donald Trump's administration, Republicans are finding themselves squeezed between a polarizing president and hundreds of angry voters shouting them down at rowdy town halls.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters.

URBANDALE, Iowa — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't...

- Townhall.com - US

GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes.

DES MOINES, Iowa " Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Iowa man gets probation for having bomb-making materials.

A federal judge sentenced an Oran man Thursday to five years probation with special conditions, instead of prison time, for having bomb-making materials in his home last year. The materials were similar to those used in the Boston Marathon bombing.

- Stars and Stripes - US

GOP-led panel OKs bill to increase online schools in Iowa.

- Education Week - US

Iowa unions, school leaders rushing to finish contracts.

- Education Week - US

Former Valeant and Philidor executives plead not guilty in fraud scheme.

Federal prosecutors accused Gary Tanner of working with Andrew Davenport to drive business and funding from Valeant to Philidor

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Lyft expands to Fargo, Topeka, Pensacola, Iowa City, and 50 more cities.

Lyft is continuing its expansion into 100 new cities this year by launching in 54 more locations today. The on-demand ride hailing service is now available in places like Pensacola, Florida; Springfield, Mass.; Fargo, North Dakota; Iowa City, Iowa; Topeka, Kansas, and more. This makes 94 new markets for Lyft since the ...

- VentureBeat - US

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities.

Lyft is having a big 2017, both due to reasons of its own making and, um, others. On the Lyft side of things, the ride-hailing app on Thursday expanded its service to 54 new cities and four new states , its biggest launch day ever. That expansion is part of Lyft's goal to enter 100 new cities in 2017. Lyft got started on ...

- Mashable! - US

Hinesville gets one of 5 new Dick's Sporting Goods stores.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. will be opening five new stores during the second week in March. Grand opening celebrations for new stores in Hinesville, Ga.; Davenport, Iowa; and Queens, N.Y., will occur March 10-12. The Hinesville, Ga., store will be the 679th Dick's store in the country and the 20th in Georgia. The ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Constituents erupt as Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst flees town hall after only a handful of questions

Iowa is fed up with Donald Trump and the Paul Ryan agenda. First Sen. Chuck Grassley took it on the chin at a town hall today, and now Sen. Joni Ernst is on video fleeing a town hall after only a handful of questions. The crowd erupted in anger chanting Do your job!' as she fled through a side door. The Iowa Starting ...

- Daily Kos - US

10 happiest cities for CIOs

CIOs appear to be a relatively happy bunch, despite the pressures of the job.Robert Half Technology surveyed 2,500 U.S. CIOs in 25 metropolitan areas. As a group, the tech leaders rated their overall job satisfaction at 8.5 in a 10-point scale. Respondents from 10 cities reported above-average happiness, with Miami hosting ...

- Network World - US

Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that's climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.

- Billings Gazette - US

Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that's climbed above $400 million for the first time in...

- Townhall.com - US

Iowa pig farmer to Sen. Grassley: You're going to create 'one great big death panel' by repealing Obamacare

Farmer Chris Peterson pleads with Sen. Chuck Grassley in Iowa on Tuesday. Republican lawmakers returning home this week to host town halls are being greeted by overflow crowds filled with angry voters and protesters demonstrating against President Trump's polarizing policies.

- Yahoo! News - US

Universities Lean Left, but Are Diversity Laws the Answer?

An Iowan legislator introduced a bill to require diversity of thought on college campuses in the state.

- Reason.com - US

Sen. Chuck Grassley, once a tea party target, faces off with the #Resistance

The Iowa Republican, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is holding more public town halls than anyone else in his caucus.

- Washington Post - US

Powerball jackpot tops $400 million for 1st time in months

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot has climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.

- Billings Gazette - US

How's the GOP's suicide pact with Trump playing in Iowa? Not well

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who helped stoke a wave of paranoia over so-called "death panels" back in 2010, got a sense at his town hall Monday of just how well Donald Trump's month-old administration is playing in the Midwest. "It's like taking a shower in bad news every day," one woman told New York Times video reporter ...

- Daily Kos - US

'Don't repeal Obamacare — improve it': Republicans face wrath at town-hall events

ReutersRepublican members of Congress, away from Washington for the Presidents' Day week, are getting an earful as constituents have come out in force to voice displeasure for some of the party's policy positions and the nascent administration of President Donald Trump. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa held an event Tuesday in ...

- Business Insider - US

To save bees, city plans 1,000 acres of prairie

As vital pollinators decline across the U.S. Midwest, one city in Iowa is launching an ambitious plan to rebuild their prairie habitat.

- MNN - US

Afghan refugee confronts Grassley at Iowa town hall

An Afghan refugee confronted Sen. Charles Grassley during a town hall Feb. 21. The man said he worked as a translator for the U.S. military and was concerned about his immigration status.

- Washington Post - US

Iowa bill seeks more political balance at state schools

An Iowa lawmaker has proposed legislation that calls for professors seeking a job at state schools to list their political affiliation on their application.

- FOX News - US

Northrop signs letter of intent with PGZ

US company Northrop Grumman has signed a letter of intent with Polish state-owned group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa , the company announced on 20 February. In a statement Northrop said that the letter of intent is anticipated as the first step in a process of finding industrial co-operation

- Jane’s - US

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley confronted by immigrant who risked his life for the U.S. in Afghanistan

You've got to hand it to Sen. Chuck Grassley: he's one of the few Republicans who decided to meet with constituents in a series of town halls in his home state of Iowa. In Iowa City, he faced an overflow crowd. Among the people who wanted to speak with Sen. Grassley was a man who risked his life working for the U.S. in ...

- Daily Kos - US

Iowa legislature introduces bill to require university faculty applicants to state party affiliation

Iowa State Sen. Mark Chelgren has introduced a bill requiring partisan balance' among the faculty of public universities. In what may be the worst state bill so far this year, the bill would require faculty to state their party affiliation before being hired. Of course the end game is to have fewer Democrats influencing ...

- Daily Kos - US

Iowa farmer gives Senator Grassley some perspective on Obamacare

We're gonna create one great big death panel in this country'Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew HarnikAt a town hall in Iowa Falls, Iowa this morning, Sen. Chuck Grassley faced a packed room of constituents ...

- ThinkProgress - US

GOP War on Campus PC Goes Off the Rails in Iowa

GOP legislators are beclowning themselves by proposing utterly unworkable solutions that infringe on academic freedom and in any case would make things far worse.

- The American Interest - US

This time, Grassley hears pro-Obamacare voices

The Iowa senator's 2009 town halls helped kill bipartisanship for the health law. Now, the crowds worry about repeal.

- POLITICO - US

Grassley faces refugee at town hall

Senator Chuck Grassley met with an overflow crowd at an Iowa town hall who pointedly questioned him about President Donald Trump's action during his first month in office and other issues.         

- USA TODAY - US

'Don't repeal Obamacare, improve it': Republicans face wrath at town-hall events

AP Photo/Rick BowmerRepublicans members of Congress, away from Washington for the Presidents Day week, are getting an earful as constituents have come out in force to voice displeasure for some of the party's policy positions, particularly the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa ...

- Business Insider - US

Sen. Joni Ernst jeered at veterans town hall event

People attending a town hall event for veterans held by Sen. Joni Ernst jeered and chanted at the senator after she reportedly took just a few questions, on Feb. 21 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

- Washington Post - US

'Your Last Term': Sen. Joni Ernst faces deafening chants at veterans town hall

Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst reportedly got an earful on Tuesday when she showed up at town hall event for veterans. Video of the Ernst event at Maquoketa City Hall shows protesters shouting “Your Last Term!” as the senator enters the room. The shouts were said to have overwhelmed app...

- The Raw Story - US

Iowa Republican proposes bill restricting left-leaning faculty at state colleges

Free speech on college campuses has long been a cause for concern of the right, specifically the notion that, according to the right, there is no room for conservative views or speech on campuses or in classrooms. To address this, Republican Iowa lawmaker Mark Chelgren introduced a bill in his state...

- The Raw Story - US

Northrop Grumman, PGZ to deepen industrial cooperation

Ryan MaassFeb. 21 -- Northrop Grumman and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, Poland's state-owned enterprise, announced plans to collaborate on future defense projects.

- UPI - US

Iowa's top attorney wants to be excused from union lawsuit

DES MOINES, Iowa " Iowa's top attorney wants an outside lawyer to defend a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, saying in a letter released Tuesday that he wants to avoid a potential...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Tennessee is considering making it legal to hit protesters with a car

Tennessee lawmakers have proposed making it legal for drivers to run over protesters who block public streets. The Republican-sponsored legislation would protect motorists from civil liability if a protester were injured, provided the driver exercised "due care," The Huffington Post reports. The bill was introduced 10 days ...

- The Week - US

Iowa families shun classroom for virtual school

Mom loads up kids -- and their schooling -- and heads for the open road.         

- USA TODAY - US

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa's largest state employees union has filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining...

- Townhall.com - US

Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors.

- WRAL.com - US

Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

DES MOINES, Iowa — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors.

- Billings Gazette - US

This week in the war on workers: Iowa Republicans go all Scott Walker on public workers

Iowa Republican sped through a bill targeting public workers in ways similar to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature union-busting measure: Lawmakers in Iowa have voted to dismantle the state's 40-year-old collective bargaining law, dramatically weakening the power of public sector labor unions and leaving some 185,000 ...

- Daily Kos - US

A small city in Iowa is devoting 1,000 acres of land to America's vanishing bees

By Sarah Fecht / Posted at Popular Science Little habitats on the prairie to save our nation's pollinators You've probably heard the news that our nation's bees are in trouble. Pollinators have been disappearing for decades, and the population crash could … Continue reading → The post A small city in Iowa is ...

- worldwide hippies - US

One Iowa city has a 1G-acre plan to bring back the bees

One city in Iowa is rolling out the red carpet for bees in order to save the human race.

- FOX News - US

Iowa Republicans pass bill opponents say will gut public unions

Iowa Republican lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state, a move that echoed Wisconsin's signature 2011 legislation but drew considerably less public opposition at the Capitol. The GOP-controlled Iowa House voted...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Branstad signs Iowa education funding bill into law

- Education Week - US

Des Moines school board supports immigrant children

- Education Week - US

Housing Costs, Zoning, and Access to High-Scoring Schools: Metropolitan Profiles

Click on any link in the table below for detailed statistics on your metropolitan area Return to main page » Akron, OH Dallas, TX Madison, WI Raleigh, NC Albany, NY Dayton, OH McAllen, TX Richmond, VA Albuquerque, NM Denver, CO Memphis, TN Riverside, CA Allentown, PA Des Moines, IA Miami, FL Rochester, NY Atlanta, GA ...

- Brookings - US

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