Government

ACLU: Iowa student made to wash ‘love trumps hate’ off his arm

NEWTON - The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa has lodged a complaint with the Newton school district alleging high school administrators made a ...

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Italian teen headed to Iowa denied entrance

WASHINGTON, IOWA - Lorraine Williams won't get the chance to spend this spring with her niece's son Paolo Amoruso. She won't get to help him learn Eng ...

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Iowans ask Grassley to push back against Trump

PARKERSBURG - Waterloo's Miriam Tyson admitted her bias up front. She's an active Democrat.But Tyson, a former longtime Waterloo labor leader and one- ...

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Cedar Rapids mayor to speak on flood control before Senate committee

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett is scheduled to make his case for a permanent flood control system to a U.S. Senate committee next week. ...

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Iowa Department for the Blind announces layoffs

On her lunchbreak Friday, one day after learning she's among 10 Iowa Department of the Blind employees who will be losing their job next month, Rachel ...

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Certificate of Need, licensing requirements could be cut in Iowa

A broad-ranging piece of legislation introduced this week could make significant changes to the state's health care system.The 82-page bill put forth ...

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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks town hall meetings and medical marijuana

This week on the podcast, reporters discuss a variety of town hall meetings that legislators held around Iowa, as well as a potential expansion to med ...

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Pre-emption bill softens aim on civil rights ordinances

A bill in the Iowa Statehouse targeting local control on such topics as the minimum wage now takes a more focused stance on city and county civil righ ...

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Iowa House panel OKs ban on handheld devices while driving

DES MOINES - A House panel on Thursday endorsed banning the use of handheld electronic devices while driving but agreed motorists who violate the new ...

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Iowa House speaker rips University of Iowa scholarship cuts

A day after the University of Iowa began notifying 2,440 students they won't get scholarship money they expected this fall due to state budget cuts, H ...

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Bill aims to bring equity for Iowa distilleries among breweries and wineries

SWISHER - Jeff Quint, co-owner of Swisher's Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery, for years has been asking lawmakers to ease regulations on Iowa distill ...

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Iowa Politics Today: Bill for expanded medical use of cannabis oil stalls day after it was introduced to committee

A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017: CANNABIS BILL STALLS: A bill that could have expanded the us ...

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Iowa minorities fear proposed stand-your-ground law

DES MOINES - Rep. Matt Windschitl wants to #x201c;protect Iowans at all costs#x201d; by enacting sweeping changes to the state's gun laws.But the majo ...

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Marion council seeks advice on financial plan for new library

MARION - The Marion City Council agreed Thursday night to seek financial and legal guidance on the financial proposal for a new public library before ...

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Iowa GOP senators seek reinstatement of limited death penalty

DES MOINES - A group of majority Senate Republicans wants to reinstate a limited death penalty in Iowa in cases where an adult kidnaps, rapes and murd ...

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