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Animal-welfare group asks judge to consider heavy fines and jail in...

The animal-welfare organization that’s battling the owners of Iowa’s Cricket Hollow Zoo are asking the court to fine the owners roughly $50,000 and consider...

Iowa lawmaker proposes allowing the Legislature to overrule the Supreme Court

Most elementary-school students are taught that the American system of government has three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. These branches are co-equal and each...

Trump’s big gamble to gut U.S. power plant emissions rules loses...

Joe Biden got a big judicial win for his climate agenda just hours before his inauguration as U.S. president. The case involved federal plans...

Former prosecutor accused of harassment faces new hurdles to regaining law...

The Van Buren County prosecutor who was removed from office for what the Iowa Supreme Court called “shocking and repeated displays of sexual harassment”...

Public defender disciplined for ‘explicit’ jailhouse conversations

A state public defender has received a public reprimand for misusing his status as an attorney to engage in intimate conversations with a jail...

Zoo attorney argues a finding of guilt would warrant no more...

The attorney representing the operators of eastern Iowa’s Cricket Hollow Zoo said his clients never violated a court order pertaining to their animals, but...

House panels advance constitutional amendments on abortion, gun rights

Proposals to amend Iowa’s constitution to restrict state courts’ authority over abortion and firearms cases are advancing in the Iowa House. In back-to-back meetings with...

Is impeaching President Trump ‘pointless revenge’? Not if it sends a...

A House majority, including 10 Republicans, voted on Jan. 13 to impeach President Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” The vote will initiate a trial...

Reynolds’ ‘Back the Blue’ bill already faces opposition from Black Lives...

Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposed bill to increase penalties for those who attack the police has yet to be introduced at the Statehouse, but it's...

Iowa Senate panel advances death penalty legislation

Several crime victims and their advocates joined more than a dozen other Iowans who spoke Thursday against a legislative proposal to reinstate the death...
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