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Gov. Reynolds Extends Sympathy, Offers Prayers for Lawmaker Charged with Drunk Driving

As a state lawmaker steps down from a key legislative post after a drunk driving arrest, he’s getting sympathy from the top elected official in the state, Gov. Kim Reynolds. Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-Boone) was arrested on Friday. He says he plans to plead guilty to drunk driving and possessing a weapon while intoxicated. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer Monday removed Baltimore from his post as chair of the Judiciary Committee. “My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Baltimore,” Gov. Reynolds said at...

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With the 2018 Legislature now in session, stay up to date on the latest bills, activities, and news from the Iowa Statehouse here.

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Symphonies of Iowa is back for the New Year! You won’t want to miss our 2018 season debut, featuring the Des Moines Symphony’s “Invitation to the Dance” concert.

UPDATED AT: 10:07 a.m.; the complete list follows.

Forced labor, human trafficking and other rights abuses are "widespread" on the Thai fishing industry, according to a new Human Rights Watch report that provides an update on a sector that has been cited for enabling slavery conditions.

Updated 8:50 a.m.

This year's Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning via live stream. See the complete list of nominees here.

The winners will be announced on March 4, at an awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Frustrated with the Vietnam War, The Man, and the general state of the nation, hippies set out to do everything differently. They founded rural communes, dabbled in psychedelics, and cultivated a laissez-faire approach to personal hygiene. But, like everyone else in the world, they had to eat.

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A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska late Monday night, initially prompting a tsunami warning for a large section of the state's coast and parts of Canada. As more data came in, the U.S. Tsunami Warning System downgraded the threat to an advisory for Alaska's Chignik Bay.

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Featured Release This Week From Chris Thile + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Chris Thile plays mandolin, writes songs, sings, and has made records both on his own and as part of the groups Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers. As of October, 2016, he has also been the host of a radio program on public radio. That program is Live From Here - previously known as A Prairie Home Companion. Although coming out of the bluegrass tradition, Thile is known for being inclusive and progressive in his approach to songwriting and performing. As part of his Live From Here broadcasts,...

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