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Iowa's graduation rate climbs again, check your school here

Officials said dropout rates are continuing to fall.

McDonald's making this change in 14,300 store by next week

McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers amid the growing popularity of places like Chipotle.

Bat here in Iowa gets new threatened species status

White-nose syndrome was first discovered among bats in a cave in New York in 2006.

Police release name of man killed in motorcyclist crash

The motorcyclist collided with two vehicles.

Lawmakers question but approve new high-speed Internet bill

The program is now expected to rely on federal and private dollars.

Iowa Senate opts for limited change to gun laws

Legislation that would have made sweeping changes to Iowa's gun laws appears to be dead this session.

Woman who posed as nurse to get drugs sentenced

A 30-year-old Iowa woman who posed as a nurse so she could get prescription drugs has been sentenced.

Economic report points to slow growth in Midwest

A new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

Jindal moving staff to Iowa for likely White House campaign

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending political staff to Iowa for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.

Des Moines restaurant recognized as Top 100 in the country

Open Table has recognized a Des Moines eatery as one of the Top 100 hot spots in the country.

Ames housing stiffening penalty for partying in April

April marks one year since rioters tore apart Welch Avenue in Ames.

Metro residents have mixed feelings on increasing property values

For the first time in years, property values are going up in the metro.

Police investigate Des Moines shooting

Des Moines police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday evening.

200-year-old trees face the ax for campus addition

Many are unhappy with the decision, but university leaders said it needs to be done.

Research group urges the state to raise teen driving age

A traffic safety research group is urging the state to toughen its rules regarding teen driver’s licenses.

Board grants Bauder Pharmacy new license under one condition

The decision was made Tuesday by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.

Bill setting new school start date headed to Branstad's desk

The bill passed the House and Senate. What's your reaction?

Sheriff: Naked man found dead on golf course

The man recently moved to town, a deputy reports.

After 90 years, grocery will no longer be on this corner

More changes ahead in the Des Moines metro grocery options.

30 colleges, groups to court AIB students at transfer fair

The first event is scheduled in April.

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