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State auditor proposes bill to jail public employees who embezzle

A bill pushed by Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand, a former prosecutor, would require jail terms for most public employees convicted of taking large...

Christensen named chief justice of Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Susan Christensen has been named chief justice of the state’s highest court, making her the second woman ever to serve...

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...

Judge: Lawyer ‘made up’ testimony and undermined landmark pollution case

Two of Iowa’s most well-known attorneys are embroiled in a bitter fight over legal fees and client poaching in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against one...

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...

Ombudsman: Natalie Finn’s death followed ‘a tragedy of errors’ by state...

The death of teenager Natalie Finn followed a series of errors and missed opportunities within Iowa’s child-protection system, according to the state Office of...

Iowa employers, religious leaders clash over religious freedom bill

Representatives of some of Iowa’s major employers squared off against religious conservative advocates for the third straight year over legislation to replicate federal religious...

Iowa lawmakers work to salvage medical cannabis program update

State lawmakers on Tuesday began the work of trying to salvage an update to Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program after a veto last year from...

Metal detectors at Iowa libraries? Bill would require gun-free buildings to...

A new bill moving forward in the Iowa Legislature would loosen firearms restrictions in county courthouses and require local buildings that ban guns to...

Casinos to lawmakers:  Reduce the role and cost of DCI enforcement

The casino industry is calling for the number of Division of Criminal Investigation agents assigned to casinos to be cut from about 60 agents...
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