CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Linn County officials say a recount shows the Cedar Rapids school tax levy was approved by only a 31-vote margin. County records say the final vote was 3,264 in favor of the increase and 3,233 against. The recount was ordered because more than 3,100 ballots at Jefferson and Washington high schools got jammed in the vote scanning machines.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police say a Des Moines woman was intoxicated and had two toddlers in her vehicle when she went to school to pick up her 5-year-old son. Twenty-nine-year-old Martha Juarez is charged with operating while intoxicated, child endangerment and driving while her license was suspended or revoked. Police say the Juarez arrived at Hillis Elementary School yesterday intoxicated and with two toddlers who weren't in child seats.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State University wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that says university officials wrongfully barred a pro-marijuana group from using the school's Cy logo on T-shirts that also were decorated with cannabis leaves. The lawsuit says the school violated the two students' constitutional rights by barring use of the logo by the campus chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The state's motion says the students didn't sufficiently establish that they had any constitutional right to use the ISU trademarks.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Governor Terry Branstad says a southern Iowa county will get disaster assistance to respond to severe weather. Branstad issued a disaster proclamation for Union County, which suffered damage after severe storms on September 9th. Under the declaration, the county can use state resources to recover from the storm.
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