Government + Politics

State releases heavily redacted COVID-19 document in response to record request

The Iowa Department of Public Health has released one heavily redacted, two-page document in response to a public-records request for information tied to the...

Miller-Meeks: Increase in fuel tax could pay for infrastructure

GOP congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks on Thursday said her top priority would be an infrastructure bill, assuming the coronavirus pandemic is under control before...

Reynolds defends DHS’ efforts to protect Iowa children

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she’s not sure why the state committee tasked with reviewing child deaths in Iowa hasn’t convened in 20...

‘We’re not through this’: Governors plead with Congress for emergency assistance

WASHINGTON — Democratic governors on Thursday begged Congress to come to the aid of ailing states, which face unexpected expenses as they attempt to...

Des Moines would own Dico Superfund site, help pay for cleanup,...

The city of Des Moines would own the Dico Superfund site on the south edge of downtown and assume responsibility for cleanup under an...

COVID-related complaints against Iowa bars are up more than 500%

Complaints from Iowans about bars and restaurants failing to impose COVID-19 mitigation measures have increased five-fold in recent weeks. The increase in complaints appears to...

Axne, Young trade barbs over ads on health care, allegiance to...

The political rematch between Democratic U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and the man she unseated two years ago, Republican David Young, has heated up in...

Vision Iowa was a smart investment in communities. The state should...

There was a milestone of note recently, and it is a shame there was not a big public celebration. Twenty years ago, Gov. Tom Vilsack...

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats. The GOP plan failed to include...

Report: DHS discouraged complaints, then failed to investigate Sabrina Ray’s death

The Iowa Office of Ombudsman says the state agency tasked with protecting Iowa’s children wrongly rejected child-abuse reports in the months leading up to...
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