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Latest Articles by Rod Boshart
State Government Aug. 25, 2021 6:00 am
The number of inmates held in Iowa prisons crept up last fiscal year but the population was down significantly from the record count of a decade ago as COVID-19 has forced changes.
News Aug. 23, 2021 5:13 pm
However, the yearly extravaganza of farm animal exhibits and competitions, grandstand entertainment, longstanding entertainment venues and a wide variety of foods fried up and served on a stick did attract 1,094,480 visitors in the midst of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that undoubtedly affected the overall turnout. Last year’s state fair was canceled due to the pandemic.
Health Care and Medicine Aug. 23, 2021 7:30 am
The influx of more than 115,000 new Medicaid enrollees gradually built as Iowans lost their jobs – and their employer-based health insurance – as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
State Government Aug. 19, 2021 3:56 pm
President Joe Biden has directed U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to explore whether a civil rights law gives the federal government authority to overturn state bans like Iowa’s on mask mandates in schools.
Government & Politics Aug. 18, 2021 5:54 pm
The voluntary program is a joint project in which Iowa Prison Industries will assist the Iowa Department of Public Health and State Hygienic Lab with COVID-19 at-home test kit assembly and preparation for shipment.
Election Results Aug. 15, 2021 9:00 am
Promising new leadership built on hard work, inclusion and plans to “restore” Iowa, small-business owner and political activist Deidre DeJear on Saturday officially launched her 2022 bid to be the state’s next governor.
Government & Politics Aug. 2, 2021 5:06 pm
Five Des Moines Black Liberation Movement protesters filed a lawsuit in seeking to block Iowa State Patrol troopers from arresting them if they return to the Capitol.
State Government Jul. 29, 2021 1:14 pm
The captain who led 27 Iowa State Patrol troopers working border security duties for two weeks in Texas said Wednesday they accomplished their mission of disrupting criminal activity that included smuggling humans, drugs and firearms.