In the crowded Republican race for state superintendent, opposition to Common Core has started to sound like white noise at candidate forums. What the eight candidates do to separate themselves from the pack will go a long way in determining who wins the party’s nomination for the top education post.
When guests dine at the Red Oak Steakhouse in Quapaw, the tomatoes on the salad are grown across the street from the Downstream Casino Resort at one of the tribe’s four new greenhouses. Soon, the steaks will come from the tribe’s cattle herd and the salad dressing will be made from its beehives.
The Baird’s sparrow, a small songbird that spends its summers in a mostly Canadian swath that dips into grassland prairies in North Dakota, Montana and far northern South Dakota, could be opting for sole Canadian residency in the coming decades.
People from as far away as Poland have snapped up tickets for “Kentucky Bourbon Affair” - the Kentucky Distiller’s Association’s inaugural event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Congress declaring bourbon “America’s only native spirit.”
Nearly half the state lawmakers whose terms expire at the end of this year have already received some good news - they have no opposition at all in 2014 and can plan to be voting on legislation again come January.
An ordinance approved by the Mandeville City Council last month that requires bidders vying for city contracts to disclose campaign contributions they have made to municipal officials will become law without the signature of Mayor Donald Villere, who says the initiative is confusing.
A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta line has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and pay $5 million to consumers who bought the products in the last decade.
There are a few things Beacon Hill lawmakers can depend on: endless public hearings, late-night budget debates and a steady stream of campaign dollars from registered lobbyists hoping to catch their ear.
One of the centerpieces of Gov. Terry Branstad’s goals for the Legislature this year was to make Iowa more attractive to veterans returning home from military service. The initiative he called Home Base Iowa passed with broad support and is awaiting his signature.
This year marks 275 years since Jonathan Hager purchased land just three years after arriving in the new colonies in an area that would eventually become Hagerstown, and the Jonathan Hager House and Museum at City Park is scheduled to host at least one event each month this summer to celebrate.
For decades, the unusual fence separated low-income residents of public housing in New Haven from their suburban neighbors in Hamden. The huge fence is finally coming down amid a federal intervention, sparking fears by some residents on one side and hope for a new era by supporters of the move.