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Home sales in Iowa decreased last month by 9.2-percent compared to August 2013, according to a new report from the Iowa Association of Realtors.
I-A-R President Kathy Miller isn’t entirely sure why home sales dropped off so significantly, but she says the start of a new school year may offer some explanation. The report shows 3,685 homes were sold in August 2014, while 4,059 homes were sold in August 2013. Miller also credits a low inventory, combined with buyers who are waiting for the right home.
While home sales decreased, prices increased by 4.7-percent over the one year period. Continue Reading →
Governor Terry Branstad is proposing creation of a new, state-run clearinghouse to help direct workers and students into college training programs and apprenticeships so they can land a job. (more…) Continue Reading →
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A former western Illinois prosecutor and University of Illinois football standout accused of killing his first wife on Valentine’s Day eight years ago is scheduled to be arraigned. (more…) Continue Reading →
State wildlife officials say hunters in Iowa have sufficiently thinned down the deer herds, so the number of hunting licenses that will be issued is being scaled back to stabilize the population. (more…) Continue Reading →
Six of the 10 members of a legislative committee say it’s time for Iowa to make growing and distributing marijuana legal, if it’s used for medical purposes. (more…) Continue Reading →
Congressman Dave Loebsack says congress should vote on whether the U.S. escalates its military response against Islamic militants who’ve seized portions of Iraq and Syria. (more…) Continue Reading →
Residents in eight Iowa communities…two of them in our area…can get landscape-quality trees at a deep discount through a program launching in a few weeks. (more…) Continue Reading →
An internal audit report has warned that Iowa State University was out of compliance with federal law for years in the limited way that students were informed about sexual assaults and other crimes on campus. (more…) Continue Reading →
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Police say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition. (more…) Continue Reading →
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it’s like to live on the state’s minimum wage of $8.25 an hour. (more…) Continue Reading →