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Branstad Orders Flags Lowered To Honor War Hero

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all U.S. flags in Iowa flown at half-staff in honor of retired Col. George "Bud" Day, an Iowa native who died last week. Branstad made the order for flags flown from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013. The funeral for Day, who died SaturFull story

Iowa governor to visit India on trade mission

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is heading to India on a trade mission in September. Full story

Staff cuts hit Iowa workforce agency

The state is laying off staffers at the Iowa Workforce Development agency, which provides services to unemployed residents. Full story

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We now know that one way to avoid a speeding ticket is to be driving the state's governor. That's what helped an Iowa state trooper avoid a ticket when he was driving Iowa Governor Terry Branstad back in April. Steve Kornacki’s panelists talk about this and other things that we learned over the last

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