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Democrats tear into DeVos over plan to slash education spending

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats tore into the Trump administration’s annual budget request for the Department of Education at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. The...

Legislation on nursing home oversight fails to win support

Legislation that would force Iowa’s long-term care ombudsman to play a more active role in protecting Iowa’s elderly appears to be dead for the...

Hundreds of Iowans gather at Capitol for abortion hearing

Tears and pleas with lawmakers filled the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday as women shared deeply personal stories as to why they support or oppose...

Iowa Senate approves classroom-violence legislation

One Iowa teacher resigned from her job because of the anxiety from chronic classroom assaults. Another questioned how his family would financially survive after...

This is no way to run a democracy

The results of Iowas first-in-the-nation presidential caucus are not yet in. The Nevada caucus results are not clear two days after. It doesn’t really matter....

Iowa lawmakers consider hearings on state institution’s ‘sexual arousal’ studies on...

A key lowa lawmaker on Tuesday said legislators are considering oversight hearings after new revelations in an ongoing investigation into a “sexual arousal” study...

Iowa’s congressional delegation braces for back-to-back flooding

WASHINGTON — Iowans have scarcely had time to recover from last year’s river flooding, which inundated towns from Hamburg to Davenport and points in...

Reynolds will have to fight GOP for sales tax plan

The centerpiece of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2020 legislative agenda — a water-quality and mental-health funding scheme and income tax cut driven by a...

Alive or dead?  An update on Iowa legislation after the first...

This week marked a key committee deadline in the Iowa Legislature known as the “funnel.” Most policy bills needed approval by a committee in either...

Iowa Democrats to start partial caucus recount

The Iowa Democratic Party’s weeks-long effort to complete its report of caucus results is entering what could be its final phase. The state party announced...
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