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Former Midwest health leader pledges ‘common-ground’ agenda if confirmed for HHS post

WASHINGTON — When Andrea Palm worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration, she says there was a theme...

Des Moines man claims surgeons left a sponge inside him during surgery

An Iowa man who claims surgeons left a sponge in his abdominal cavity during an operation is suing Iowa Methodist Medical Center for alleged...

Montana conservationist to be tapped to head U.S. Bureau of Land Management

President Joe Biden intends to nominate National Wildlife Federation senior adviser and veteran Montana Democrat Tracy Stone-Manning to direct the Bureau of Land Management,...

Reynolds signs child care bill, ban on local natural gas laws

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed a bill increasing the number of children who can be cared for at an unregulated caregiver's home. House File...

Did Iowa deputy tell OWI suspect that talks with his attorney would be recorded?

An Iowa lawyer who lost his driving privileges after a drunken-driving stop is arguing that the arresting officer didn’t give him enough time to...

Auditor cites ‘clear conflict of interest’ in Davenport school board’s property sale

The Davenport Community School District gave a local nonprofit with board connections a favorable deal on the purchase of a former schoolhouse, according to...

House passes bills on alcohol delivery, COVID-19 vaccine administration

The Iowa House passed a bill Wednesday afternoon allowing pharmacists to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and one facilitating third-party alcohol delivery. Pharmacist can give COVID-19...

Iowa Senate changes proposed abortion amendment

The Iowa Senate on Tuesday passed an altered version of a proposed constitutional amendment that would declare there is no right to an abortion. The...

Governor extends state rule waivers

Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended the waiver of some state rules for another month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The state has suspended a...

Mental health funding bill advances in back-to-back meetings

A wide-ranging tax bill that includes a shift in mental health funding moved through back-to-back meetings on Thursday morning, marking the proposal eligible for...
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