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Stories with person: Tom Vilsack
  • Branstad scandal ensnares key Iowa link to China 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:47 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Chinese Association of Iowa executive director Swallow Yan has helped connect Gov. Terry Branstad with Chinese presidents and residents, boosting relations between a farming state and a growing superpower with a huge demand for Iowa's agricultural exports.

  • Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for mudslide 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:20 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the federal government to declare Snohomish County as a farm disaster area so farmers and ranchers affected by the deadly Oso mudslide could seek financial and other help.

  • Iowa finds 9 more wrongly rejected votes in 2012 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:57 am
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - A review has found that nine more Iowans wrongly had their votes thrown out in the 2012 election because of inaccuracies in the state's list of ineligible felons.

  • Livestock disaster aid signup set for next week 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:06 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week.

  • Vilsack: No secret payments when he was governor 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:42 pm
  • JOHNSTON, Iowa - No money was paid to anyone for secrecy during the years Tom Vilsack was governor, the Democrat who is now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Friday.

  • Iowa agency head denies money was paid for silence 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:50 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services said Thursday he paid no hush money to fired workers as part of their settlement agreements with the state, contradicting testimony by several workers who say they were offered cash to remain quiet.

  • Senate supports audits of settlement agreements 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:10 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate has passed a Democratic-sponsored amendment to a state spending bill that would require the state auditor to look into confidential settlement agreements with fired state workers during Gov. Terry Branstad's current term.

  • Groups push for more humane slaughter of chickens 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:30 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally dropped alive into scalding tanks every year.

  • Norman Borlaug statue unveiled at US Capitol 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:19 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol.

  • Foreman: Ex-felon made an honest mistake in voting 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:46 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - The foreman of a jury that acquitted a former Iowa drug offender of voter fraud said Friday the woman made an honest mistake when she cast a ballot because she believed her voting rights were restored.