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CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE:The numbers being touted to promote passenger rail are fabrications and there should be a ban on coupling issues in a single bill.
Two local lawmakers are working on a last-minute compromise to keep plans for an Iowa City-Chicago passenger train alive.
Iowa Reps. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, and Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, said Tuesday they’re working on a deal to earn support for two measures that have failed to pass at the Statehouse: $5.5 million in rail funding, a Democrat priority; and new eminent domain restrictions, a Republican priority.
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -
All this month, KWWL has been showing viewers how Eastern Iowa has recovered from the floods and tornados five years ago. It's a project we call "Un-Natural Disasters +5."
Wednesday on the KWWL News at 10, Jason Epner shows us the University of Iowa's monumental task of rebuilding a significant part of campus lost in 2008's historic flooding. It's a price tag now approaching $1 billion.
DAYTON, IA. — Law enforcement planned to search all night and into this morning for a teenage girl who went missing after she and another girl were abducted Monday outside a school in broad daylight, police said.
Authorities suspect their abductor was Michael J. Klunder, 42, a registered sex offender from the neighboring town of Stratford.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa lawmakers are expected back in the state Capitol on Wednesday and legislative leaders say they are close to concluding the 2013 session.
There was no floor action in the state House or State Senate on Monday or Tuesday. But legislative leaders say they have been working privately to resolve differences on key issues, like education policy, property tax cuts and low-income health care. Votes could come on those issues soon.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the IRS asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational.
Although the Coalition for Life of Iowa's application was ultimately approved in 2009, the tax collection agency's treatment of that and other anti-abortion groups has gotten new attention in the wake of an ongoing scandal over the alleged targeting of conservative groups.
There is always a line when athletes get in feuds that you just don't cross, but that changed on Tuesday night with the latest battle in the golf world.
Attending an awards dinner for the European Tour, Sergio Garcia was asked if he was planning on having Tiger Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open considering the way the two had gone at each other since the Players Championship, and his response went from a war of words to downright ignorant.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old girl found dead in woods north of Bangor knew the man charged with killing her, her best friend said, contrary to early reports that before her disappearance she'd headed outside her Glenburn home to see someone she recently met on Facebook.
Guess hair really is one of the first things to go with age. Former Jersey Shore cast member Pauly D, whose carefully crafted blow-out hairstyle caused a buzz when he first debuted it on the MTV reality show back in 2009, has decided to go rogue with a new look.