Latest Iowa state government News

Governor selects new commander for Iowa National Guard

Aug. 20, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The governor has selected a new commander for the Iowa National Guard. The office of Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a news release Tuesday that Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell (kor-REHL') is the new adjutant general. He replaces Brig. Gen. Stephen Osborn, who'd held the post temporarily...

Authorities release names of 2 men killed in house fire

Aug. 19, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

FRUITLAND, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people who died in an eastern Iowa house fire. The Quad-City Times reports that the Muscatine County medical examiner's office has identified the two men as 45-year-old Graham Jared and his 21-year-old nephew, Ethan Jared. They both lived in...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Aug. 19, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. August 15, 2019 When a sitting congressman sees an upside to rape and incest, sex abusers get the message Accused rapists have long defended themselves by claiming it didn't happen, or the victim "asked for it," maybe by dressing too provocatively. But never, to my knowledge, has a defense...

Correction: Steve King-Abortion story

Aug. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Rep. Steve King's comments on banning abortion, The Associated Press, relying on a story by The Des Moines Register, inaccurately quoted King as saying, "It's not the baby's fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother." Referring to House support for a...

Officials: 2 die in eastern Iowa house fire

Aug. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

FRUITLAND, Iowa (AP) — Officials in eastern Iowa say two people have died in a house fire. Television station KWQC reports the fire broke out Wednesday morning in a home in Fruitland, which is about 7 miles (11.26 kilometers) southwest of Muscatine. Arriving firefighters found flames coming from the north...

Iowa governor stops state from challenging Trump coal rule

Aug. 14, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a supporter of clean energy policies reducing greenhouse gases as a way to battle global climate change, said Wednesday he was blocked by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds from joining 21 other states in suing the Trump administration over a policy that...

Iowa Civil Rights Commission gets new executive director

Aug. 13, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines lawyer working for Iowa Workforce Development as an administrative law judge has been named the new director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she appointed Elizabeth Johnson of Altoona to head the commission responsible for enforcing...

Interstate 74 bridge construction slowing in the Quad-Cities

Aug. 10, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The crown jewels of the new Interstate 74 bridge — its high-rising arches — are so complicated to build, transportation officials say, progress is slowed again. Little headway was made in July on the arches that will rise above the westbound span of the new bridge,...

Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump _ not each other

Aug. 10, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. Some of the loudest applause at the Wing Ding fundraiser came for...

The Latest: Booker says Dems must have 'faith in our ideals'

Aug. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on nearly all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates speaking at Iowa's "Wing Ding" fundraiser (all times local): 8:20 p.m. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is calling on Democrats to take on President Donald Trump with "faith in our ideals" and to "overcome his darkness with...