Monday, February 17, 2020
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Sunday, February 16, 2020
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Best friends since the first grade, Ellie Ernster and Molly O'Neill have based their relationship on a mutual love of education, crafting and cookies.

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats on Saturday picked a legislator to serve as interim chairman of the state party, after the previous leader resigned following a meltdown in tabulating results from the lead-off presidential caucuses.

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Attorneys for Jason Carter say the judge that presided over the civil trial that found him liable for his mother’s death is biased and should recuse herself from an upcoming hearing to set aside that verdict.

Friday, February 14, 2020
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state court judge on Friday heard arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging an Iowa law passed last year that would block Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from receiving federal grant money for sex education courses.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures persisted from the northern Plains to parts of the Great Lakes and northern New England, with schools in some Upper Midwest communities canceling classes for a second day Friday.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democratic Party officials have agreed to hire two high-profile lawyers to investigate the factors leading to a meltdown in the state's lead-off presidential caucuses and how the party responded.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A child psychologist facing a federal lawsuit in Iowa stemming from sexual arousal experiments he oversaw on residents at a state care center for people with intellectual disabilities conducted similar research in Kansas while running one of its state hospitals.

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OAKLAND, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa school district has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount in a settlement to the family of 16-year-old girl who died in a 2017 school bus fire that also killed the 74-year-old bus driver.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Senate Republican lawmakers on Thursday approved a resolution that would amend the Iowa Constitution to declare there is no right to an abortion in the state.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of snow is on the ground in the Dakotas, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors on the opening day of a cold case murder trial that they were going on a journey back in time to learn about an Iowa high school girl who was slain more than 40 years ago.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds wouldn’t comment Wednesday on accusations made against state officials in a federal lawsuit involving sexual arousal experiments performed on residents of a state care center for people with intellectual disabilities.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party announced his resignation Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner.

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $220.2 million.

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum boats used pulses of electricity and sound on a recent gray morning to herd schools of Asian carp toward 1,000-foot-long (305 meters) nets.

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MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — City officials plan to ask residents to enroll in a program to monitor vapor contamination from a carcinogenic chemical that's spread from a factory site in the eastern Iowa city of Maquoketa.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two doctors and other former employees of an Iowa care center for people with intellectual disabilities have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against a state agency and several officials, alleging a conspiracy to silence complaints about sexual arousal research th…

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