Feds: 1,200 nursing home complaints not properly investigated by Iowa

In the past two years, the state of Iowa has failed to conduct timely investigations into more than 1,200 complaints against nursing homes, according to federal officials. The state has...

Lawmakers aim to force voter referendum on proposed Des Moines stadium

State lawmakers are moving to force Des Moines school officials to hold a public referendum on a proposed $19.5 million football and soccer stadium opposed by thousands of petitioners. Lawmakers...

Democrats push for legislation addressing racial disparities in Iowa

Democratic state lawmakers are pushing three policy priorities in light of the death of George Floyd and the eruption of protests across the country.  On the steps of the Iowa...

Regents freeze tuition for next fall; students ask for no spring increase

The Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday approved a tuition freeze for the fall 2020 semester, even as student leaders urged a commitment to also avoid raising tuition for...

Reynolds: I’m ‘proud’ of progress made by Test Iowa program

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says her administration never promised that the controversial Test Iowa program would perform 3,000 tests for COVID-19 per day, but instead established that number as...

Regents to study university collaboration, efficiencies as campuses reopen

The Iowa Board of Regents is launching a new effort to explore collaboration and administrative consolidation among state universities, as well as other measures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Regents...

Polk County, WDM lift curfews after protests remain peaceful

The Polk County curfew related to violent protests over the past week has been lifted.  The Polk County Board of Supervisors, in a special Zoom meeting Thursday afternoon, voted unanimously...

House votes to deny automatic voting rights restoration to felons who owe victim restitution

The Iowa House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would prevent the automatic restoration of voting rights to felons if they owe restitution to victims. Critics called the...

Iowa Senate president rules police ‘de-escalation’ training measure out of order

Iowa Sen. Zach Wahls’ attempt to get the Iowa Senate to require standard “de-escalation” training of Iowa police officers was ruled out of order by Senate President Charles Schneider...

Senate sends medical marijuana bill to governor after fiery debate

After a testy debate, the Iowa Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that critics said will leave many Iowans in pain, with poorly treated autism and maybe with lost...

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