Browse Month May 2019

Vangent employees charged with checking Obama records were fired

FINAL WRITETHRU: By Source Media Group The nine Iowa City-area Vangent employees accused of illegally accessing President Obama’s student loan records were all fired last year, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.Eileen Cassidy Rivera of the Arlington, Va.-based Vangent said the nine workers, not the company, were the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Department […]

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Child welfare records released by DHS

Roger Munns, spokesman for the Iowa Department of Human Services, released the following today in the child welfare case of Antwuan Williams Jr., who died in 2008: The prosecutor has given us clearance to release our case files on theAntwuan Williams tragedy. The attached is a Word version of the notebelow. Here are the four […]

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Storm Damages Hangars at Dubuque Regional Airport

Storm Damage at the Dubuque Airport (Photo Courtesy of the Dubuque Airport) Storm Damage at the Dubuque Airport (Photo Courtesy of the Dubuque Airport) Storm Damage at the Dubuque Airport (Photo Courtesy of the Dubuque Airport) Storm Damage at the Dubuque Airport (Photo Courtesy of the Dubuque Airport) Storm Damage at the Dubuque Airport (Photo […]

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DNR Closes Caves Due to Threat of Fungus Affecting Bats

Release from Iowa DNR RAPID SPREADING DISEASE PROMPTS CLOSURE OF CAVES WHERE BATS HIBERNATE DES MOINES – State natural resources officials are closing state-owned caves that bats use for hibernation to help slow a disease known as white-nose syndrome that is killing bats across the eastern half of the United States and now has surfaced […]

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Republicans leaders predict party will unify behind Branstad

MARION — Top Republicans predicted Thursday their party will unify behind gubernatorial candidate Terry Branstad and the GOP ticket once it becomes clear what competing ideologies are at stake in Iowa’s Nov. 2 general election. Gov. Terry Branstad GOP winners in Tuesday’s primary — Branstad for governor,  Brenna Findley for attorney general and Ag Secretary […]

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