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Chris Christie Wins Lawsuit to Exempt Himself From New Jersey's Open Records Laws
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:11:52 GMT

Chris Christie is traveling around the country in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run. Who's picking up the tab for all these trips? He doesn't have to tell. The New Jersey governor's office this week won a court ruling allowing it to exempt itself from disclosure rules, and it's permitted to conceal state records documenting which private interests are financing his nationwide political ...

Christie's challenge in Iowa: Courting conservatives
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:18:32 GMT

MARION, Iowa - Inside a diner crammed with television cameras and national reporters in this town just outside Cedar Rapids, Joe Mallie gave a glimpse of the challenge Gov. Christie could confront in wooing conservative voters to elevate him to the White House.

Iowa Teen Fights Back, Escapes Would-Be Abductor
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:49:14 GMT

  SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa — An eastern Iowa mom says her son is lucky to be alive after he fought off a man trying to kidnap him over the weekend. “A gentleman got out of the vehicle, grabbed Hunter’s right arm, pulled him off of the bike, and as he did that, Hunter said he opened the side door van and told him to get in,” says Heather Gress. WQAD reports it happened in Scott County near Donahue ...

UPDATE: Local Republicans host town hall on 'common core' ed standards
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:45:00 GMT

WATERLOO | Attendees at a Tuesday town hall on Common Core educational standards weren’t just looking for information, but also action.

Scott County jury finds Iowa man guilty of killing his pregnant wife
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:29:10 GMT

Jurors in Scott County deliberated for about four hours before they returned a guilty verdict for an Iowa man who killed his pregnant wife.

First woman legislator from Scott County dies
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT

Elizabeth Shaw, the first woman to be elected to the Iowa Legislature from Scott County, has died.

Stockton, Iowa Issues Boil Advisory
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:12:59 GMT

The city of Stockton in Muscatine County issued a boil advisory this morning, anticipating a partial loss of water pressure as they make repairs to the water system...

Christie Steers Talk Away From His Own Political Future In Iowa Tour
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:49:20 GMT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was crisscrossing the politically important state of Iowa on Thursday, but he kept the conversation away from his own political future and focused instead on Republicans running here this year.

Ash Borer Confirmed In Muscatine County
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:30 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A beetle that destroys ash trees has been confirmed in Muscatine County, making it the 11th county in Iowa to have an infestation of the emerald ash borer.

Drug Charges Dropped Against Parents of Man Who Said He Grew Pot to Treat Cancer
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:19:51 GMT

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Scott County Attorney’s Office has dropped drug charges against the elderly parents of an eastern Iowa man who claimed he was growing marijuana to treat his cancer. Chuck and Dottie Mackenzie each faced charges of gathering for use of marijuana and gathering for use of drugs. One of the charges was a felony. An order to dismiss those charges was filed July 15th. Their son ...