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2 years 8 months ago

9 GOP candidates on ballot for Iowa Straw Poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nine Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot for the Iowa Straw Poll, a party fundraiser where thousands of GOP activists weigh in on the presidential field. It's considered an early indicator of support in the state with the nation's leadoff presidential caucuses....

3 years 9 months ago

Des Moines River threatens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines River in Iowa is now expected to crest this afternoon at about 3.5 feet above flood stage -- but still five feet lower than it was when a levee protecting a neighborhood in Des Moines failed two years ago. Officials spotted...

3 years 11 months ago

Bulldogs compete in beauty contest

Several four-legged canines strutted their stuff in an Iowa dog pageant. On Monday, bulldogs from across the country competed in a pageant in hopes of being crowned the most beautiful bulldog and serving as the official mascot for the 101st Annual Drake Relays. Some owners dressed their bulldogs...

4 years 1 week ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

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