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Lawmakers abandoned Iowans in crisis by shirking promise to pay for...

One of the significant casualties of the interrupted 2020 legislative session was any effort to pay for the ambitious mental health expansion that lawmakers...

Polk County’s top administrator to resign as part of a six-figure...

Polk County Administrator Mark Wandro is leaving the county’s employment with a separation package that appears to include at least $106,000 in additional pay. Wandro’s...

State agency fails to post hundreds of verified complaints against restaurants

For at least 18 months, the state of Iowa has failed to publish the findings of hundreds of restaurant inspections triggered by verified consumer...

Reynolds declares Iowa ‘in recovery,’ appoints business leaders to advise economic...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday declared the state “in recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic and she announced a panel of a dozen business...

Reynolds: It’s ‘misleading’ to say Senate GOP broke deal on felon...

Gov. Kim Reynolds pushed back Wednesday on the idea that Senate Republicans backed out of a deal to advance a constitutional amendment on felon...

Grassley and Ernst support police reform, but Democrats want more

Republican Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley say they support police reform, but the measures they're backing are not as broad as those called...

Senate GOP unveils police reform bill that draws Democratic rebukes

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled a police reform bill Wednesday that takes a markedly different approach to legislation proposed by congressional Democrats. The Senate GOP...

Supreme Court to decide the future of the Electoral College

Many Americans are surprised to learn that in U.S. presidential elections, the members of the Electoral College do not necessarily have to pick the...

Report: Reynolds says she will sign executive order restoring felon voting...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will sign an executive order restoring felon voting rights, prior to the November election, according to Radio Iowa. Reynolds...

Pence praises Reynolds for ‘bringing about’ Democrat-proposed police misconduct legislation

Vice President Mike Pence, in Iowa on Tuesday, credited Gov. Kim Reynolds for “bringing about” police-misconduct legislation that was unanimously approved last week by...
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