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State agencies keep two sets of inspectors’ reports — one public,...

Last September, a state restaurant inspector named Samuel Pang responded to a complaint about Kelly’s Little Nipper, a bar and grill on Des Moines’...

State discloses long-withheld data showing it miscalculated nursing home infections

Newly disclosed COVID-19 data shows the state of Iowa has retroactively reduced the number of nursing home infections that it publicly reported last year. The...

State withholds nursing home outbreak data while asking that open-records complaint...

In response to a formal open-records complaint, the Iowa Department of Public Health is continuing to withhold data regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa nursing...

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...

State isn’t collecting vaccine-refusal data from Iowa nursing homes

The Iowa Department of Public Health isn’t collecting data on vaccine refusal rates in Iowa’s 440 nursing homes, the department director said this week. In...

Iowa should stop keeping police discipline secret

The actions of journalists and police officers were in the spotlight last week in a Des Moines courtroom. The scrutiny came at the trial of...

Iowa Capital Dispatch files second complaint over access to COVID-19 data

The Iowa Capital Dispatch has filed its second complaint this month with the Iowa Public Information Board, alleging state officials are withholding additional data...

Iowa Capital Dispatch files public-records complaint over COVID-19 outbreak information

The Iowa Capital Dispatch has filed a formal complaint with the Iowa Public Information Board over access to a state report detailing COVID-19 outbreaks...

State tries to block a hearing over how it spent $4.8...

An Iowa county auditor who questioned how the state was spending millions of dollars earmarked for election integrity is now pursuing the matter in...

Chapman: ‘Shameful’ censorship by tech giants should ban them from contracts,...

Legislation that would ban state and local government contracts or aid for tech companies that censor online content could endanger economic development and disrupt...
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