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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An animal welfare group gained access to an Iowa state lawmaker’s hog farm and has posted a video on the internet that shows pigs suffering and even dying in what appear to be inhumane conditions.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

OTTUMWA — Opioids have been the focus of much of the federal effort to fight drug abuse in recent years, raising concerns for some that the effort deprived states with serious meth problems the funding to continue that fight.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at identifying and mitigating violence at schools, particularly as districts nationwide grapple with how to stay safe from potential shootings.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020

OTTUMWA — About a dozen people braved some of the coldest weather yet this winter to hear from Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and she brought along a very familiar face.

Friday, January 17, 2020

OTTUMWA — It would be easy to make assumptions about Courtney Reyes’ story. She knows it, too. There are several that would seemingly fit. Small town to big city. Misfit to success. Tropes that have been made into scores of plots for film, television and books.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.

Reaction from Iowa on President Trump’s signing of the initial trade deal with China and was quick and mostly positive, with a dose of time-will-tell.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Iowa may soon join 13 other states that prohibit vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in public.

Monday, January 13, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Legislature convenes Monday with Republicans firmly in control and in a position to set the agenda for another session on topics ranging from tax policy and education funding to rural child care and mental health for children.

Friday, January 10, 2020

In a tight race, Bernie Sanders edged out ahead of the other top Democratic presidential candidates, narrowly leading them for the highest support among likely Iowa caucusgoers, according to the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll released Friday evening. Since the 2016 Iowa caucus cycle, Sanders has maintained steady support in Iowa. Poll results show […]

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Vermont senator leads for the first time this cycle with 20 percent, Register reports

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins announced Friday he's retiring, giving Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds an opportunity to build an even more conservative court.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday on a resolution to curtail President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran without first securing congressional approval.  The chamber voted 224-194, largely along party lines, to approve the resolution from Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), which would direct Trump to halt the use of U.S. armed […]

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Iowa delegation splits along party lines

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The State Judicial Nominating Commission on Thursday narrowed the pool of Iowa Supreme Court Justice applicants down to three and now it’s up to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to make the final decision on who will take a seat on the state’s highest court. Following a day of interviewing 12 applicants, the commission selected Joel […]

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Well-known lawyer fielded questions about Little League from nominating commission

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Human Services provided data for an audit of its Medicaid Home Health Program that was so flawed that it was unusable, the state auditor said Thursday.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guards commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes.

Despite the deaths and allegations of human experimentation reported at Glenwood Resource Center, Iowa Republican legislators said Tuesday there are no plans yet to launch a legislative review into the state-operated center for people with severe physical and mental disabilities. While the allegations at Glenwood are “severe,” said Iowa House Speaker-select Pat Grassley, it’s premature […]

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Speaker-select Pat Grassley said federal and executive-branch investigations should proceed first

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Monday, January 06, 2020

BAGHDAD (AP) — A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote calling on the government to remove them.

Friday, January 03, 2020

OTTUMWA — Emily and Steven Kozak knew their son would arrive sometime in January. They figured sometime around the middle of the month. So did their doctor.


IOWA CITY, Iowa — A group that insures local governments across Iowa is going to court to try to block the state auditor from reviewing its spending, including on board members’ travel to out-of-state vacation destinations.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Supreme Court has sided with the city in a dispute over the release of records from the RedSpeed system used for ticketing speeders, saying federal law blocks their release.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

OTTUMWA — Officials with the Iowa State Extension and Outreach are encouraging farmers to spend a bit of time in the first weeks of the new year making sure their financial records are up to date.

Monday, December 30, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — The presidential politics calendar turned to 2020 nearly a year ago. This week, the actual date catches up. What we’re watching as the preseason closes and election year opens:


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he’ll have to deal with a likely impeachment trial in the Senate and the demands of a reelection campaign.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War part of the nation’s “worst foreign policy decision” of the millennial mayor’s lifetime.

Friday, December 27, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019

OTTUMWA — Protests are part of presidential campaigns. So, when a man named Dustin stood up and began talking in the middle of former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech, it wasn’t a complete shock.

Friday, December 20, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

FAIRFIELD — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is planning visits to several southeast Iowa counties as part of her campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Friday, December 13, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Voters from Knoxville and the surrounding areas filled the Knoxville High School commons on Saturday afternoon to hear former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden speak.

Friday, November 22, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cameron DeRoos is glad to have Iowa State University on his radar for college but already worries about how much it will cost, even though he still has more than half of his senior year to complete at Johnston High School.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DES MOINES — Weather radar coverage in Iowa will take a hit next month while the National Weather Service in Des Moines undergoes refurbishments. The timing, officials said, works well.

Monday, November 18, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019

OTTUMWA — Southeast Iowa may still set a few records this winter, but they won’t be happening over the next week or so.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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