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Newly approved drug offers hope, but my fight continues

I am battling a rare and painful neurological disorder, but thanks to a new FDA-approved drug, I now have hope. My fight, however, is far from over. My name...

Troubled nursing home says it will ‘take time’ to correct problems

The managers of a Dallas County nursing home accused of contributing to resident injuries, sexual abuse and a death, say they are trying to...

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...

Home cited for death, sexual abuse and unlicensed caregivers

A Dallas County nursing home that cut staffing to compensate for financial losses is on a federal watch list after inspectors cited the home...

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...

Abortion waiting period fails to win OK as other bills advance

Republican state lawmakers are putting on hold their efforts to pass a bill requiring women to wait 72 hours for an abortion  and are...

I won’t apologize for defending my abortion

Two weeks ago, I sat across a table from a legislative subcommittee of three Iowa lawmakers shaking and holding back tears as I laid...

Conversion therapy is happening underground in Iowa, LGBT advocates say. Some...

When Peter Nunn was 14 years old, his parents found a men’s workout magazine he owned and came to their own conclusions about his...
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