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Iowa Legislature moves forward on constitutional amendment allowing felon voting rights

A key priority for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is moving forward. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-4 to pass a constitutional amendment automatically restoring voting...

Iowa stores may soon be allowed to sell CBD

Iowa retailers selling CBD products may finally gain clarity on what is legal in the state, following a bill that passed the Iowa Senate...

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...

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...

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...

House votes to deny automatic voting rights restoration to felons who...

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

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...

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...

Lawmakers resume session amid social-distancing rules

Iowa lawmakers returned Wednesday to restart their 2020 legislative session, which was interrupted in mid-March by the COVID-19 pandemic. In many ways, legislators picked up...

In rare upset, Steve King is defeated by Republican challenger Randy...

In a major upset, Republican challenger Randy Feenstra defeated longtime Republican incumbent Steve King during Tuesday's primary election. For years, Iowa Democrats have unsuccessfully tried...
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