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Counselor disciplinary records kept secret by Iowa board

The Iowa Board of Certification oversees the practice of 1,400 substance abuse counselors in the state, but virtually all of its work is kept...

Four Iowa law enforcement agencies among those hit by ‘Blue Leaks’...

Four Iowa law enforcement organizations are among the 200 police agencies whose data was stolen earlier this month as part of the so-called "Blue...

Judge says Polk County’s secret list of property owners is public...

A lawsuit filed by Polk County in an effort to keep secret records pertaining to certain property owners has been dismissed by an Iowa...

State agency fails to post hundreds of verified complaints against restaurants

For at least 18 months, the state of Iowa has failed to publish the findings of hundreds of restaurant inspections triggered by verified consumer...

State Fair meeting was affront to open government

The decision last week to cancel the Iowa State Fair was a reminder of the seriousness of coronavirus and the consequences of many people’s...

Iowa State Fair makes secret ballot public after legality questions

The Iowa State Fair board has publicly posted the results of its secret ballot vote that resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 Iowa...

Public needs to see for itself how police act

There’s a quiz today. How would the tragic death of George Floyd have been perceived if the encounter occurred on a deserted side street in...

Iowans’ voices are being shut out of legislative debate

The three-day return of the Iowa Legislature has done more harm than good to the people of Iowa. Legislative leaders should again suspend their...

Feds: 1,200 nursing home complaints not properly investigated by Iowa

In the past two years, the state of Iowa has failed to conduct timely investigations into more than 1,200 complaints against nursing homes, according...

Capital Dispatch files public-records complaint over email request

The Iowa Capital Dispatch has filed a formal complaint with the Iowa Public Information Board seeking access to emails and other records that were...
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