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Police officer dead after suspect rams car into barricade outside U.S....

WASHINGTON — One U.S. Capitol Police officer was dead and another injured Friday after a driver slammed a car into a barricade outside the...

Judge dismisses grocers’ lawsuit against DNR on bottle bill

A Polk County judge has dismissed a grocery industry group’s lawsuit over the state's handling of bottle bill rules. The Iowa Grocery Industry Association asked...

Alleged domestic abuser fights sheriff’s decision denying him a gun permit

An eastern Iowa man allegedly convicted of a domestic-violence offense is taking the state to court in an effort to reverse a decision denying...

Alleged environmental violator to stand trial next week in western Iowa

A western Iowa man with a history of environmental violations is scheduled to stand trial next week on charges that he deliberately set fire...

House ‘second chance’ bills would help nonviolent felons, evictees

The Iowa House of Representatives was in a forgiving mood Thursday.  Lawmakers unanimously passed two bills that would give "second chances" to nonviolent felons and...

Lawmakers to propose expansion of police immunity bill

Police officers would have increased immunity against lawsuits under a bill advancing quickly through the Iowa House. Senate File 476 defines “qualified immunity,” a legal...

Reynolds declines to say whether she’ll sign bill eliminating handgun permit...

Gov. Kim Reynolds would not say Wednesday whether she plans to sign legislation approved last week to eliminate permit requirements for Iowans to purchase...

Iowa Supreme Court examines the powers of the governor in considering...

The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday as to just how much power the state's governor wields, and whether race or sexual orientation can...

Iowa Supreme Court hears arguments in Planned Parenthood case

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland faced pointed questions from Iowa Supreme Court justices on Tuesday as the court considered a law barring the organization...

Winners in court can still be losers and the cost may...

Many years ago, during a conversation with an old lawyer, he made a comment I still remember: “You can sue the bishop of Boston...
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