Iowa home for women in crisis sued for barring emotional-support dog

Should a home for women in crisis be forced to accommodate their clients’ emotional-support pets? That’s the question posed by a lawsuit brought by the Des Moines Civil and Human...

Whitver: Senate Republicans will approve more money for Iowa prisons

Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, said Friday the Senate will “absolutely” include more money for Iowa prisons in its budget. Senate Republicans’ initial budget outline, released March 24, included...

Iowa officer who had sex with his boss’ teenage stepdaughter blocks decertification

An Iowa police officer who admits to having sex with his boss’ teenage stepdaughter has, for now, successfully blocked the state's attempts to decertify him as a law enforcement...

Study: U.S. pork, beef plants more than doubled local COVID-19 infection rates

The presence of a meatpacking plant more than doubled U.S. counties' COVID-19 infection rates, according to a new study. The beef, pork and poultry processors accounted for an estimated 334,000...

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget request

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for schools, public health programs, cancer...

House Republicans propose tuition freeze, no budget increase for public universities

Iowa’s public universities would see a tuition freeze and no state allocation increase in 2022 under a proposed House education budget. Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, said COVID-19 relief funds...

House eyes money for park projects, post-derecho tree planting

The Iowa House is looking to increase spending on state parks and to help replant Iowa's trees after the devastating August derecho. The House version of the budget also...

Iowa Supreme Court says it will try to maintain nonpartisan redistricting process

The Iowa Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will make sure Iowa’s redistricting follows, "to the extent possible," the nonpartisan process laid out in law if the legislative branch...

U.S. gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out executive action

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on several gun control...

Governor auctions off dinner at Terrace Hill to benefit Christian school

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is helping a faith-based school raise money by allowing it to auction off a dinner with her at the governor’s mansion. Reynolds is assisting with the...

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