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Heated pavement technology tested at Des moines International Airport.

Engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And the pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow.

- ScienceDaily - US

Trump's budget could plunge nation's capital into recession.

WASHINGTON " The booming Washington region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. Last year, a GOP congressman from Iowa tweeted a picture of construction cranes on the waterfront...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Red state legislatures are taking away workers' raises and paid leave.

A rising wave of preemption laws blocking cities from increasing their wages and benefits is sweeping the country.Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in the state legislature. CREDIT: AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallOn the first of the year, any residents of Johnson County, Iowa making the minimum wage got a boost: their pay rose to ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Archie Panjabi, Jack Davenport Wedded To ITV Family Thriller 'Next Of Kin'.

Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport have been set to star in ITV's upcoming family thriller, Next Of Kin. From Mammoth Screen, the contemporary drama is created by BAFTA-nominated Paul Rutman in his first collaboration with wife, Natasha Narayan. Emmy and BAFTA nominee Justin Chadwick is directing. Shooting starts in April in ...

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Univision anchor: Congressional Republicans won't talk to us anymore.

Journalist and Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo says that Republican members of Congress have consistently been ignoring the network since Donald Trump's inauguration. That's unsurprising news considering the party's sole Latino outreach right now seems to be ICE raids and a wall.  Trump's own feud with Univision ...

- Daily Kos - US

Democrats force week's delay on panel vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick.

Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as expected, Democrats have requested a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Senate Democrats force one-week delay of Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation vote.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as expected, Democrats have requested a postponement.

- Times-Picayune - US

9/11 from terrorist's perspective basis for Iowa State assignment.

'Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network,' the project rundown stated.

- FOX News - US

Students told to write 9/11 'historical account' from Al-Qaeda's point of view.

Students in an Iowa State University international studies class were instructed to write an “historical account” of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from Al-Qaeda's point of view.…

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Voter suppression and anti-union laws work in tandem when the GOP takes over a state's government.

Following the 2016 elections, Republicans gained complete control over the state governments of Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, and New Hampshire. They have swiftly used their newfound power to attempt anti-union legislation in all four states, while Republicans have plotted a slew of new measures intended to make voting more ...

- Daily Kos - US

Study: 60 percent of rural millennials lack access to a political life.

A rural highway in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2017. AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallLike older voters, young ones were divided by the 2016 presidential election. A recent study of millennial voters by Tufts University found that young people had starkly different opinions about politics and civic institutions based on race, ...

- The Conversation - UK

Bears' Hall, Packers' Dorleant arrested in Iowa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Authorities in central Iowa say Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant...

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Chuck Grassley Demands Answers About Illegal Aliens Accused of Raping 14-Year-Old

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley fired off letters to two Cabinet agencies on Thursday, demanding information about the two illegal alien suspects who are accused of raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old freshman during school hours at Rockville High School.

- Breitbart - US

We officially have new cloud types for the first time in decades

The world's cloud authority, having not classified a new cloud in three decades, arose Thursday to name about a dozen new types, including a rolling, slalom-like form known to blanket the Iowa sky.         


Iowa State leader, headed to Auburn, was dogged by conflicts

Iowa State University President Steven Leath is leaving behind a record of achievements that landed him the top job at Auburn University but a history of testing ethical boundaries that earned him criticism along the way.Leath,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Chuck Grassley: Chuck Schumer 'poisoned' the well for Supreme Court nominees

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, argued Thursday that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has made it very difficult for all future Supreme...

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Hate crimes on the rise in the US

A Muslim community in Iowa meets with the FBI on new hate-crime discoveries.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Muslim centre in Iowa rocked by hate mail

Centre's spokesperson said this is not a rare occurrence The post Muslim centre in Iowa rocked by hate mail appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

More Than 115 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 30 States

As lawmakers continue to meet in state capitols around the country, HRC is tracking more than115 anti-LGBTQ bills in 30 states.* The states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New York, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Littoral Combat Ship – Inheritor of the U.S. Navy's Destroyer Legacy

James Davenport, Matt Hipple Security, The Navy needs the LCS to accept the mantle of the destroyer's legacy. The destroyer was borne out of a singular need: counter the asymmetrical threat posed to the ships of the line by the motor torpedo and the agile boats craft that launched them.  The utility of the destroyer was ...

- The National Interest - US

Open thread for night owls: Colin Gordon ponders 'What's the matter with Iowa?'

At Dissent, Colin Gordon writes—What's the Matter with Iowa? Since January, much of our political attention has been drawn to the dangerously dysfunctional first hundred days of the Trump presidency, whose major policy forays, notably around immigration and health care, have been marked by a frightening combination of ...

- Daily Kos - US

Trump's Supreme Court nominee defends his opinion that some say prioritizes felons' gun rights over safety

During the third and final day of his confirmation hearings before the Senate, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was forced to defend his controversial opinion in a case that gun regulation advocates say prioritizes felons' gun rights over safety. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Gorsuch about United States

- VICE News - US

Iowa man convicted of hacking 3 people to death with machete

PERRY, Iowa — A 25-year-old man has been convicted of hacking to death his girlfriend, her teenage daughter and their landlord in central...

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Heartland farmers that helped elect Trump are now pushing him to avoid a trade war with Mexico

REUTERS/Daniel AckerGARNER, Iowa/MEXICO CITY - Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's Supreme Court nominee is largely unscathed headed into his last day of hearings

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisWASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his nomination hearings largely unscathed by Democratic attacks, as Republicans confidently predict he will win confirmation despite liberal opposition. A growing number of Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader ...

- Business Insider - US

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

Vandals in Iowa and S. Dakota hit pipeline before oil starts flowing, police say.         


Drinkable Sunscreen Maker Sued for Selling Shaky Water as Drinkable Sunscreen

The makers of a drinkable sunscreen, Osmosis Harmonized H2O, are being sued by the Iowa Attorney General due to claims of fraud and deceiving consumers. The makers claims that by drinking five pumps of this water, that has been exposed to "proprietary frequencies in the form of scalar waves"......

- FindLaw - US

U.S. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war

GARNER, Iowa/MEXICO CITY - Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports.

- Reuters - US

Sioux City school board urges support immigrant children

- Education Week - US

Steve King's District Was Built by "Somebody Else's Babies"

On Sunday, Rep. Steve King decided to talk about white genocide. "ulture and demographics are our destiny," he wrote, in a tweet praising the Dutch nativist politician Geert Wilders. "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." King was still talking about his belief that the United States will fail if ...

- Mother Jones - US

Steve King, Hurling Insults at Immigrants, Is Rebuked by His Own Party

The comment on Twitter about immigrants by the Iowa Representative was praised by the white supremacist David Duke, but many Republicans were quick to condemn his inflammatory rhetoric.

- New York Times - US