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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday the mass killing in California heightened the need for intelligence sharing, military strikes in places where extreme elements have taken hold and a prohibition of gun purchases by those on terror watch lists.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — A highway stop in which Iowa police officers pointed weapons at an innocent dark-skinned man and his 6-year-old son has prompted a federal lawsuit and racial profiling claims. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett ruled this month that the allegations levied in a lawsuit by 32-year-old Levi Wilson and his son — who are of Indian descent — “stem from alleged police misconduct arising from the plaintiffs’ act of driving while black.” Bennett refused to dismiss claims of excessive force, illegal search and seizure and invasion of privacy, allowing the case to proceed.
CORALVILLE, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Tuesday to make stricter gun control into a campaign that can compete with the powerful National Rifle Association’s drive to preserve gun rights, and to put the issue on the minds of voters when they cast ballots on Election Day. “We’re going to make this a voting issue just like the other side does,” Clinton said at a town hall event in early-voting Iowa. Clinton said that while cutting down gun violence has become a tough political battle, she’s determined to push measures that would expand background checks, make it harder for guns to land
NEVADA, Iowa — A refinery designed to make ethanol from cornstalks, leaves and cobs — not the grain itself — opened Friday in central Iowa, the culmination of a $225 million construction project and millions more invested in its engineering and design. The plant, owned by chemical and biotechnology company DuPont, will use the same bacteria that tequila distillers use to make ethanol instead of yeast, which is most prevalent in the ethanol industry.
MOUNT VERNON — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that jail was the “right thing” for a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, the Democratic presidential hopeful said Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was “treated as she should have been treated.” Davis spent five days in jail for defying a court order and refusing to license gay marriages. Several Republican presidential candidates have vocally defended Davis, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’ll offer a plan in the next week to deal with “Wall Street abuses.” Campaigning in Iowa, Clinton said her proposal would “rein in the too-big-to-fail banks and other institutions.” Clinton has maintained strong ties to Wall Street from her time as a New York senator. But her chief rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Three top officials with Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement. Paul, a former Republican congressman from Texas, will be called as a prosecution witness at the trial, set for next Tuesday in Des Moines.
DES MOINES, Iowa — For Centerville, becoming part of a program that helps enhance historic downtowns could mean spruced up buildings, efforts to attract businesses — and maybe even a chance to convince a few people to move in. The community of about 5,500 people in southern Iowa was one of two recently admitted into Main Street Iowa.
DES MOINES, Iowa — MidAmerican Energy will build its next two wind farms in northwest Iowa. The company said there will be 134 generators at the Ida County site and 104 at the site in O’Brien County, providing a combined capacity of 552 megawatts. The estimated investment for the two projects is $900 million. A MidAmerican vice president, Mike Gehringer, said that by the end of the year, more of MidAmerican’s electricity will come from wind than from any other single source.
PELLA, Iowa — Facing a backlash from solar energy advocates and an inquiry from regulators, a rural Iowa electricity cooperative has dropped a plan to charge customers who install solar panels on their homes and businesses a special $85 monthly charge. The Pella Cooperative Electric Association withdrew its proposal Thursday in a filing to the Iowa Utilities Board, which was considering a challenge from solar customers and environmental groups who argued the charge was illegal, unjustified and discriminatory. Similar disputes between utilities and solar energy advocates are playing out acros