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Organizers plan for 2015 Iowa Straw Poll

Organizers will hold the Iowa Straw Poll at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone, Iowa this year for the first time since it began in 1979.

City says redoing its census is worth the cost

West Des Moines wants to spend thousands of dollars to update the census from 2010.

More information released in shooting of police officer

Police say 7-year veteran Kerrie Orozco was 29 years old.

Woman's antiques for American Pickers destroyed in fire

Eilert planned to use money from the sale to pay her husband's medical bills.

Iowa car dealers not flooded with airbag recall questions

More than 34 million vehicles have been recalled so far.

More charges filed in day care child abuse case

Christina Williamson is charged with child endangerment.

Iowans celebrate 50th anniversary of Head Start

In 2014, Iowa's Head Start schools served more than 8,000 families.

Iowa State Fair, county fairs ordered to end bird exhibitions

The order came Thursday in response to the bird flu outbreak.

Supervisors oppose 120-240 tons of bird flu carcasses in Polk County

Metro Waste executives are defending their strategy jointly created with the USDA and Iowa DNR.

Casey's offering online ordering for some stores

Testing of the online ordering started at the end of last year.

House passes fireworks bill, but will the Senate follow?

Under the proposal, retailers could sell firecrackers, roman candles and other fireworks.

If you owe ISU, UNI or Iowa money you better pay up now

New debt collection efforts are now underway.

A Census surprise for Des Moines? New numbers ...

New Census figures were just released on Thursday.

Here's how many people watched Letterman's last show

The last time Letterman had so many viewers was in February 1994.

Demonstration shows how city will fight Ash Borer

Many cities are working to cut down their ash trees before the borer hits.

Former students wait in line to get a brick

The building stood for 91 years.

Police: Woman held captive in wooden box just found dead

The mother and her son were discovered when family members arrived home from work.

Valley Junction Farmers Market/Music kicks off today

More than 100 vendors will be there.

Purse stolen at mall found after police PIT car during chase

Two people were arrested and charged in the case.

CEO abruptly quits weeks after '60 Minutes' investigation

"60 Minutes" first reported that the Chinese-made laminate flooring contained high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde.

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