Non-white students, students with specialized learning plans and high school students have the most ground to make up
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The Iowa Department of Transportation this month will submit a plan to the federal government for how Iowa would spend $51 million over five years to expand electric vehicle charging capacity along interstate highways, including I-80, I-380, I-35 and I-29.
A Jones County woman propelled across a highway from a mailbox pipe bomb recalls the trauma 20 years later. Luke Helder, a Wisconsin college student charged with planting the bombs in five states in 2002, remains incompetent to stand trial and committed to a federal mental facility.
The Gazette spoke with 39 law enforcement agencies in Eastern Iowa. Twelve agencies had at least one bilingual officer. Of those 12, all but one spoke Spanish. The state doesn’t offer incentives for officers who speak more than one language.
“Suicide by cop” situations have risen in Iowa and across the country. The increase could be spurred by the pandemic, which has caused higher rates of depression and more suicide attempts by young people, but it’s a challenge for law enforcement.
Linn County voters on Nov. 2 approved the gaming referendum by a slimmer margin compared with 2013, but the likely developer says he and other investors are pressing forward with Cedar Rapids on identifying a casino location and preparing a license application for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.