Tuesday Morning Iowa Headlines

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September 25th, 2012 by Doug Evans

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama will return to Iowa to speak with supporters at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Obama will focus her speech Friday on promoting voter registration and will tie her message to the second day of early voting in Iowa.

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) – City officials in Urbandale say they have discussed plans for a $150 million casino and hotel complex in the Des Moines suburb, but some doubt the project will be built. Urbandale City Manager A.J. Johnson and community development director Paul Dekker met with representatives of Fair Grounds, LLC.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 11,000 Iowans who lost a home to foreclosure from 2008 through 2011 are getting letters in the mail indicating they may be eligible for money from a settlement with banks. Attorney General Tom Miller says those eligible borrowed money for mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Officials are crediting an improved economy for an increase in people flying out of The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. Some 40,239 people boarded planes at the airport in August. The figure was about 15 percent higher than in August 2011.