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Secret VA Quality Ratings give Iowa a ‘3’ out of 5

Click here: Internal documents detail secret VA quality ratings. Iowa VAs rate a 3 out of 5.

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Trump wins Iowa in annual Youth Straw Poll

Click here: With over 56,000 ballots cast at more than 300 middle and high schools across Iowa, Republican Donald Trump came in first with 45-percent of the vote, beating out Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who received 35.6-percent of the vote. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson finished a distant third with 7-percent.
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Obama’s Economy continues Downward Slide

Click here: September job creation numbers lower-than-expected
Click here: Underemployment  is 9.7% (includes part-time workers who’d prefer a full-time position and people who want to work but have given up looking)
Click here: September unemployment rises to 5%,  94,184,000 Not In Labor Force
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Obama Economy: Record Number of Homeless in New York

Click here: Fighting record homelessness in New York City
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Falcons Advance over Central Lee, 9-1

Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Kiera Brown (17) celebrates with teammates after defeating Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Kiera Brown (17) celebrates with teammates after defeating Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Makenna Davis is safe after Central Lee First Baseman Allison Brisby bobbles the ball in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Makenna Davis is safe after Central Lee First Baseman Allison Brisby bobbles the ball in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame Teammates wait their turn at bat against Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Teammates wait their turn at bat against Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark (23) makes it safely to first base while advancing her teammate Haley Rogers (distant base runner) to third base against Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark (23) makes it safely to first base while advancing her teammate Haley Rogers (distant base runner) to third base against Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
Photo by Dan Hockett Central Lee’s Makenna Hall reaches for the force out at first on West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Morgan Flowers (37) in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
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Central Lee’s Makenna Hall reaches for the force out at first on West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Morgan Flowers (37) in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Madelyn Stutsman hits a single against Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Madelyn Stutsman hits a single against Central Lee in Class 3A, Region-4 quarterfinal, Tuesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 9-1.
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Mt. Pleasant Tops Falcons in Doubleheader, 5-3, 19-12

Photo by Dan Hockett Mt. Pleasant First Baseman Cali Lichty makes the play against West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark (23) Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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Mt. Pleasant First Baseman Cali Lichty makes the play against West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark (23) Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark makes contact against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Jashira Baylark makes contact against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Olivia Baker reaches for the out against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Olivia Baker reaches for the out against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
Photo by Dan Hockett Mt. Pleasant’s Kaley White looks at a West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitch Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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Mt. Pleasant’s Kaley White looks at a West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitch Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington –Notre Dame Shortstop Makenna Davis makes a running over the head catch against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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West Burlington –Notre Dame Shortstop Makenna Davis makes a running over the head catch against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame Right Fielder Adriana Moad makes the catch against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Right Fielder Adriana Moad makes the catch against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
Photo by Dan Hockett Mt. Pleasant Centerfielder Julie Lasswell makes the catch against West Burlington – Notre Dame Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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Mt. Pleasant Centerfielder Julie Lasswell makes the catch against West Burlington – Notre Dame Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington – Notre Dame Centerfielder Jashira Baylark gets the out against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Centerfielder Jashira Baylark gets the out against Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in West Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated WBND, 5-3, 19-12.
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World’s Largest Solar Plant Torches Itself

Click here: It’s yet another setback for the Solar facility. For the past few months, the plant has been unable to meet the output levels stipulated in its power purchase agreement. Also a recent test of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada resulted in some 130 birds catching fire.
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Obituaries this week

Jean L. Funck, 94, Burlington died Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gary Eugene Miller, 61, Burlington, died Sunday, April 17, 2016

Geraldine M. Roasa, 94, Burlington died Monday, April 18, 2016

Pauline M. Bennett, 94, Burlington died Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Michele Rae Box Garrett, 54, Burlington, died Monday, April 18, 2016

Jo Ann Monroe, 77, Burlington, died Wednesday April 13, 2016

Gloria Irene Voss, 91, Burlington, died Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rita Gail Decker, 68, West Burlington, died Friday, April 22, 2016

Patricia Lois Niemann, 88, Burlington, died Friday, April 22, 2016

Phyllis G. Decker, 89, Ottumwa, formerly West Burlington, died Friday, April 22, 2016

Gary L. Adair, 74, Hot Springs, AR, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016

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9 Zingers From the Sharp Mind of Justice Antonin Scalia

Click here: Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday during his 29th year on the Supreme Court, was known for a sharp wit as well as a brilliant legal mind, and he expressed both with his tongue as well as his pen.
Here is just a sample:
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Obituaries this week

Marvin R. Mickelson, 74, of Burlington died Sunday, January 10, 2016

Maurine Weaver, 87, West Burlington, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kelly Marie Myers, 48, West Burlington, died Sunday, January 10, 2016

Keith Burdette Renner, 92, Danville, died Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jerry Hugh Fraser, 74, Burlington, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Evelyn K. Jarvis, 91, rural Oquawka, IL died Sunday, January 10, 2016