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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iowa public school enrollment rises for fourth straight year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Enrollment in Iowa's public schools rose for the fourth straight year, the Iowa Department of Education announced Friday. The overall number of students enrolled for the 2014-15 school year increased by 1,851 from the previous school year, according a report released by the state education department. Beyond that, Roeder said the implementation of the International ...

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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Man charged with murder in death of Columbus Junction baby

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man arrested earlier this month when his 4-month-old daughter was hospitalized with head trauma has been charged with first-degree murder after her death. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 20-year-old Oscar Jimenez also faces a charge of child endangerment resulting in death.

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Citing omission, judge dismisses ex-Iowa Senate aide's suit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An attorney for a former Iowa Senate Republican Caucus aide says he plans to refile her sexual harassment lawsuit after a judge dismissed the case over a minor filing dispute. Judge Dennis Stovall ruled that Kirsten Anderson's petition failed to mention that she's exhausted her administrative remedies as required by the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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House Republican seeks alternative to fuel tax increase

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Rep. Walt Rogers is working on legislation that would use sales tax revenue to pay for road improvements. Sen. Tod Bowman, a Democrat from Maquoketa who heads the Senate transportation committee, said the sales tax proposal would shift money out of the state general fund.

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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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At a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race

The Wisconsin governor this week announced a nonprofit group, Our American Revival, that will allow him to promote his policy ideas and raise unlimited donations. Because of the way Walker structured the organization, it allows him to hire staff and consultants, but he cannot give campaign donations to lawmakers in early voting states such as Iowa or New Hampshire. The ...

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