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Water quality ruling wasn’t one of the court’s finest moments

Through the long arc of history, the Iowa Supreme Court has developed a reputation for judicial courage that often puts it ahead of many...

Judges grill lawyers for closed zoo in appeal requesting new trial

Iowa Court of Appeals judges on Tuesday questioned why lawyers for a Delaware County zoo closed for “deplorable” conditions didn’t object more aggressively to...

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to...

Iowa Supreme Court upholds part of Waterloo’s ‘ban the box’ ordinance

A portion of Waterloo’s “ban the box” ordinance will remain in place after an Iowa Supreme Court decision. The court affirmed the ordinance’s regulation that...

Reynolds turns her back on criminal justice reform

Gov. Kim Reynolds turned her back on criminal justice reform last week. What brought it home wasn’t just her decision to sign a knee-jerk “Back...

Supreme Court unanimously upholds religious liberty over LGBTQ rights – and...

It wasn’t a dramatic expansion of religious rights — not yet. But the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a Catholic adoption agency that...

Cyberattack on New Hampshire school district illustrates growing threat to states...

WASHINGTON — In October 2019, officials at a tiny western New Hampshire school district suddenly realized they had a problem on their hands. The Sunapee...

Reynolds signs ‘Back the Blue’ law, raising riot penalties and adding...

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a policing law Thursday that will increase penalties for protest-related crimes and grant qualified immunity to police officers. The bill-signing took...

Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases...

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...

Centene agrees to settle Medicaid claims with Ohio, Mississippi for $143...

In what could be a harbinger of more settlements, Medicaid managed-care contractor Centene on Monday settled potential fraud claims by Ohio and Mississippi for...
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