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Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 15, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 13, 2024. Editorial: State meal site funding positive, but millions less than rejected federal program It’s good to see the state of Iowa making money available to support summer meal sites for kids, but the move renews questions...

Tennessee governor signs bill requiring local officers to aid US immigration authorities

Apr. 12, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies to communicate with federal immigration authorities if they discover people are in the the country illegally, and would broadly mandate cooperation in the process of identifying,...

Iowa asks state Supreme Court to let its restrictive abortion law go into effect

Apr. 11, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to let its blocked abortion law go into effect and uphold it altogether, disputing abortion providers’ claims it infringes on women's rights to exercise bodily autonomy. The law, which bans most abortions...

Iowa governor signs bill that gives state authority to arrest and deport some migrants

Apr. 10, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It will be a state crime for a person to be in Iowa if previously denied admission to or removed from the United States under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday. The law, which takes effect July 1, has elevated anxiety in Iowa's...

Iowa puts $1 million toward summer meal sites, still faces criticism for rejecting federal funds

Apr. 10, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is directing nearly a million dollars in grant funding to expand summer meal sites for low-income kids. It is an effort that advocates welcome, but some remained worried that it won’t be enough to alleviate the barriers to access that were addressed...

Iowa repeals gender parity rule for governing bodies as diversity policies garner growing opposition

Apr. 03, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An explicit requirement that Iowa’s state, county and local decision-making bodies be balanced by gender was repealed Wednesday, a move that Gov. Kim Reynolds said was common sense but which critics warn may lead to fewer opportunities for women. Before...

Migrants in Iowa wonder whether to leave over a bill that could see some arrested and deported

Apr. 01, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill in Iowa that would allow the state to arrest and deport some migrants is stoking anxiety among immigrant communities, leaving some to wonder: “Should I leave Iowa?” The legislation, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds, would make...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 01, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. March 31, 2024. Editorial: Iowa still facing water-quality challenges Even though some area waterways in this neck of the woods have a chance to be removed from Iowa’s list of impaired waters, the state has a long way to go to mark real...

Katie Britt calls Biden a 'diminished leader' in GOP response to the State of the Union

Mar. 08, 2024 02:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting at her kitchen table in Alabama, Sen. Katie Britt called President Joe Biden a “dithering and diminished leader” and warned of a bleak American future under his presidency in the Republican rebuttal to his State of the Union address Thursday evening. ...

Iowa House OKs bill to criminalize death of an "unborn person" despite IVF concerns

Mar. 07, 2024 18:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Iowa's House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would criminalize the death of an “unborn person” — over Democrats’ concerns about how it might apply to in vitro fertilization, after an Alabama court found frozen embryos can be...