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DES MOINES — State Auditor David Vaudt says he is resigning his elected position to become chairman of a national nonprofit accounting board. Vaudt, a Republican who has served as auditor since January 2003, announced Thursday he would leave the position to become chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. By Catherine Lucey.
IOWA CITY — The president of the Iowa Board of Regents said Thursday he was briefed last summer about potential NCAA violations at Iowa State that were made public this week. President Craig Lang said he and President Pro Tem Bruce Rastetter were informed by ISU President Steven Leath about an internal investigation involving impermissible phone calls to recruits. Leath told them the main issue was that coaches didn't know they were supposed to document calls that failed to connect with recruits because they were dropped, not answered or went to voicemail, Lang said. By Ryan J. Foley.
DES MOINES — Proposals from Democrats and Republicans will die for the session as lawmakers hit a legislative deadline. By Catherine Lucey.
SIOUX CITY VOTING-SCHOOLS
SIOUX CITY — Children should not attend classes at Sioux City public schools when the facilities are being used for elections, the Woodbury County elections boss has said, citing safety concerns about mixing the public with students.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Researchers studying water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers for fragments of Asian carp DNA say they found little evidence of bighead and silver carp in Minnesota. The study released Thursday concludes that while the invasive fish are present in Minnesota, their numbers are likely relatively low. Researchers analyzed water samples for DNA fragments released to the environment, called eDNA. They found silver carp eDNA in Iowa, where the fish are abundant, but none near St. Croix Falls in the St. Croix, or near the Coon Rapids Dam or below Lock and Dam No. 1 in the Mississippi.
— FORMER JUDGE-POT: A former Muscatine County judge who's served time for drunken driving has been charged with marijuana possession.
— IOWA CITY BLAZE: An Iowa City woman has been injured in a fire that damaged her home in Iowa City.
— LAW ENFORCEMENT HELP: The police force has dropped to a lone officer in the northern Iowa town of Northwood.
— SEX OFFENDER-LOBBYING ERROR: A sex offender faces up to two years in prison following accusations that he didn't report a legislative lobbying job to Iowa authorities.
— FIRE DEPARTMENT GRANTS: Four Iowa fire departments are getting federal grants to help them buy fire trucks and to improve and update their operations.
— IOWA STATE FAIR-RIBBON CONTEST: Organizers of the Iowa State Fair are encouraging people to submit designs that can be used for concrete ribbons on display throughout the fair grounds.
— REFUGEES CONFERENCE-IOWA: A three-day conference at the University of Iowa will shine a spotlight on refugees living in the Midwest.
NEW YORK — Pierre Jackson and Baylor face Devyn Marble and the rest of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the NIT championship game Thursday night. By Rick Freeman. 8 p.m. CT tipoff
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