COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's racing and gaming commission have rejected a proposed casino in Cedar Rapids. Supporters say the casino would create jobs and generate millions in tax revenue for a region still recovering from a 2008 flood. But the panel says it would hurt the state's existing casinos. It hasn't approved a new casino license since 2010.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Iowa gaming commissioners say the Argosy riverboat casino in Sioux City must shut down by July 1st. They've rejected Penn National's challenge to renew its license. The commission is unhappy with the Argosy's dissolving partnership with a nonprofit group.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Law Enforcement Academy assistant director Michael Quinn will retire at the end of June. Quinn was the subject of reports by The Associated Press last year showing that he was allowed to keep his job after an investigation found that he made inappropriate sexual and threatening remarks to female cadets and colleagues.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State University's president says a 20-member task force will look into whether the annual Veishea (VEE'-shah) celebration should continue. This year's event was suspended after a large crowd overturned cars and toppled light poles near the campus earlier this month. The task force will include ISU students and staff as well as the mayor of Ames and the police chief.
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