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Democrats tear into DeVos over plan to slash education spending

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats tore into the Trump administration’s annual budget request for the Department of Education at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. The...

Newly approved drug offers hope, but my fight continues

I am battling a rare and painful neurological disorder, but thanks to a new FDA-approved drug, I now have hope. My fight, however, is far from over. My name...

School funding still unclear after legislators miss self-imposed deadline

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Iowa Legislature missed a deadline requiring it to pass a budget for school funding, and lawmakers say...

Troubled nursing home says it will ‘take time’ to correct problems

The managers of a Dallas County nursing home accused of contributing to resident injuries, sexual abuse and a death, say they are trying to...

Legislation on nursing home oversight fails to win support

Legislation that would force Iowa’s long-term care ombudsman to play a more active role in protecting Iowa’s elderly appears to be dead for the...

Easy ethics, hard choices

Few things in life come with clear, concise and reliable instructions. Babies do not; they arrive without warning, and you need a library to raise...

Hundreds of Iowans gather at Capitol for abortion hearing

Tears and pleas with lawmakers filled the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday as women shared deeply personal stories as to why they support or oppose...

Iowa Senate approves classroom-violence legislation

One Iowa teacher resigned from her job because of the anxiety from chronic classroom assaults. Another questioned how his family would financially survive after...

Home cited for death, sexual abuse and unlicensed caregivers

A Dallas County nursing home that cut staffing to compensate for financial losses is on a federal watch list after inspectors cited the home...

This is no way to run a democracy

The results of Iowas first-in-the-nation presidential caucus are not yet in. The Nevada caucus results are not clear two days after. It doesn’t really matter....
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