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Trump Asked Her to Run for Vice-President; She Said No: Ernst

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — U-S Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says she turned down Donald Trump’s request to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding that was first reported by Cityview, a Des Moines alternative newspaper. The filing was…read more »

Murder Trial for Williamsburg Man to Start Today

The trial for a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s child will start today(Tues) in Linn County. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Cody Stevenson of Williamsburg killed a two-year-old girl back in 2017. A criminal complaint said Stevenson punched the child “at least 3 or 4 times” in the stomach. Courts previously delayed Stevenson’s trial. Defense attorneys…read more »

Iowa City Officials to Discuss Ped Mall Bench Flap

The Iowa City City Council will talk today(Tues) about possible replacements for benches on the Pedestrian Mall. The city manager will reveal at the meeting how much it would cost to switch them out. Some people claim the armrest in the middle is meant to prevent people from sleeping on them, targeting the homeless. But…read more »

Farm Service Agency Offices Open Today(Tues) Only

A reminder….. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency offices will be open today(Tues) to help farmers with existing loans and other services. But it’s just for the one day, and employees will be working without pay because of the shutdown. The Iowa offices open today(Tues) include those in Manchester, Elkader, Epworth and Maquoketa.read more »

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