Iowa senators consider allowing guns on school, business properties

Employers who don’t want guns on their property may not have a choice under a new bill that moved forward in the Iowa Senate on Thursday. It would require...

State senator: Water trails should wait for livestock confinement moratorium

Iowa State Sen. Claire Celsi, D-West Des Moines, on Thursday said a proposed moratorium on construction of animal confinements in Iowa should be in place before Des Moines and...

Capital Dispatch files open-records complaint against agency

Iowa Capital Dispatch has filed a complaint with the Iowa Public Information Board about a state agency’s public-access policies. Iowa Workforce Development requires individuals who request a document to submit...

Iowa officials: Reynolds’ environmental plan may hit speed bumps

Members of Iowa’s two key environmental panels got several doses of reality Wednesday about whether Gov. Kim Reynolds’ endorsement of a special sales tax would be a big boost...
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‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law — first passed in 1994 to...
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Impeachment could play a role in Iowa’s congressional races

The 2020 elections will be a historic event in so many ways. President Donald Trump is one of the most unusual and controversial incumbents in U.S. history. The Democratic...

Trump impeachment trial gets personal

WASHINGTON — Even before opening arguments were made in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, things got testy.  U.S. House Democrats and Trump’s lawyers sparred for hours...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announces new bureau aimed at mitigating classroom violence

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at identifying and mitigating violence at schools, particularly as districts nationwide grapple with how to stay safe from potential...
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Governor calls education increase ‘historic,’ but is it enough?

During her Condition of the State address, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed what she called a “historic” investment in K-12 education — a 2.5% increase in per-pupil funding, equating...

Brown and Black Forum: Young, black voters show support for Sanders

Alese Burris, a young, African-American woman, toyed with the idea of supporting former Vice President Joe Biden. After all, he was President Barack Obama’s counterpart.  But in the end, the...

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