GOP state sen dumps party over Trump remarks; Judge to face Grassley; Johnson County incumbents advance

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In the Johnson County’s Board of Supervisors race, incumbents Rod Sullivan and Lisa Green-Douglas with restaurant owner and slow food advocate Kurt Michael Friese will advance to the November election. So far, no Republican has entered the race. — Former State Sec. of Agriculture and ex-Lt. Governor Patty Judge, of Albia, beat three other Democratic […]

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Stine Seed owner named richest Iowan again

Harry Stine, 74, is the richest man in Iowa once again. The founder of Stine Seed, his net worth is over $3.7 billion, according to a Forbes magazine list released last week. Stine made his fortune licensing soybean and corn breeds to companies like Monsanto and Syngenta. He lives in Adel, across the street from […]

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Cheating ring investigated at the University of Iowa

An investigation by Reuters has found cheating services at the University of Iowa catered toward Chinese students. “Test-taking services. Paper-writing. Take Online Courses for you,” reads the profile of one outfit, called “UI International Student Services,” which has no official UI affiliation. Another company claims, “Your friends are all using us.” UI officials are questioning […]

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Charm map ranks Iowa City in top 20 college towns

Another day, another listicle. This time it’s Iowa City’s rank among the most charming college towns. RentLingo, an online apartment indexer, has created a “heat map” that shows the “charm street scores of every college town” in a determination their overall “charm” scores. Iowa City ranked as the #19 most charming city. Based on the […]

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Delays loom ahead for Iowa Bakken pipeline

The Iowa segment of the Dakota Access pipeline could be delayed after the recent discovery of a possible archaeological site in northwest Iowa. If confirmed, further delays to the controversial project would come from relocation and rerouting of that part of the pipeline. Construction has already begun on the 1,150-mile pipeline through Illinois, North Dakota […]

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Iowa City named to ‘Drunkest Towns’ list

Iowa City was named the nineteenth drunkest town in the U.S. according to 24/7 Wall St. which published the list. Over 23 percent of Iowa Citians reported drinking to excess. Last fall, the University of Iowa was named the number two party school in the country, according to Playboy magazine. 24/7 Wall St. used data […]

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