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  • Two Iowans, two views of the world
    In a race that has Iowans sharply divided — and could decide the partisan balance of the U.S. Senate for the next two years — Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley Sunday offered opposing worldviews that rarely touched the other’s orbit — as they differed on abortion rights, immigration, health care, the minimum wage and federal tax policy. 
  • Two wheels, one big long shot

    He has a bicycle and cause. But can he get any votes? Or even any attention in his independent bid for the U.S. Senate?

     
  • Harkin bill designates Dunbar Slough a National Wildlife Refuge
    State and federal lands largely in western Greene County would be designated a National Wildlife Refuge — bringing federal support and the potential of voluntary expansion into adjacent property — under legislation introduced last Thursday by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. 
  • Mowrer: Personal farm tragedy showed Social Security’s value

    When Jim Mowrer, born and raised on a farm in Boone County, southwest of Ogden, was 7 years old, his father, David, died in a farming accident at age 43.

     
  • Best pledges conservative approach on social, fiscal issues
    Republican Statehouse candidate Brian Best, a Carroll businessman who lives in Glidden, said Monday he’s a social and fiscal conservative who would wage a tireless fight to slim the ranks of Iowa’s unemployed. 
  • Muhlbauer: Increase Iowa’s speed limits
    State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer Monday said the state should increase speed limits by at least 5 mph on both two-lane paved highways and interstates, jumping them to 60 or 65 mph and 75 mph, respectively. 
  • 'Hello, Iowa, I'm Back'
    Just weeks or days away from becoming a grandmother, Hillary Clinton says she has a few things on her mind these days. 
  • A former councilman and leading developer who waged fiercely effective public-relations fights against the two most recent proposals to modernize the Carroll Public Library says he plans to "retire" from his high-visibility role in ongoing discussions about the lending facility's future. 
  • Hatch: I’ll prove my worth to rural Iowa
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch of Des Moines Saturday sought to flip the script on the rural ticket he’s challenging. 
  • Harkin: Split-party Senate delegation works for Iowa
    It's worked for 30 years. Give it at least another six.

    That's the message from retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who says the Hawkeye State reaps benefits from having senators manning both sides of the aisles, as he and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, have done since 1984. 
  • Braley: Don’t mess with ‘reckless tea party agenda’
    Congressman Bruce Braley says he’ll be a tried-and-trusted guardian of crucial programs for rural, older and working Iowans — from Social Security to the minimum wage to the farm-boosting Renewable Fuel Standard. 
  • Kuemper alum finishes Senate journey, endorses GOP opponent Ernst
    A Kuemper Catholic High School alum's nearly year-long bid for a U.S. Senate seat ended Tuesday night as Scott Schaben endorsed a primary opponent who landslided to the nomination. 
  • Ernst hits 60 percent in Carroll County
    Carroll County Republican primary voters helped their party's first female nominee for an Iowa U.S. Senate seat vault past her four competitors Tuesday to a commanding victory. 
  • Schettler edges Kanne in only contested Democratic primary race
    After losing the Democratic primary vote for the Carroll County Supervisors by only 29 votes, local realty-business owner Don Kanne isn't sure if he'll try to run as a Republican or independent in the general election. 
  • Democrats line up to fill open supervisor seats
    Don Kanne and Dean Schettler both want to fill Dan Nieland's Carroll County supervisor seat. 
 
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