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Planned Parenthood workers in 5 Midwest states seek union

May. 26, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About 400 workers at Planned Parenthood offices in five states said Thursday they plan to unionize as their employer deals with the potential loss of business in states where abortions may become illegal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade...

Wood's HR gives Penn St. 5-2 win over Iowa in Big Ten opener

May. 26, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Wood hit a three-run homer, Tyler Shingledecker and Travis Luensmann combined on a two-hitter, and sixth-seeded Penn State defeated third-seeded Iowa 5-2 on Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament opener. Wood, the Nittany Lion's first first-team all-conference...

Cost of building power transmission line growing

May. 26, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising material prices and legal expenses are expected to add nearly $50 million more to the cost of a power transmission line being built across southern Wisconsin. American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative are building the...

Iowa Legislature ends session known for big tax cuts

May. 25, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers ended their legislative session early Wednesday, about five weeks behind schedule because of a dispute over education spending. The Senate and House adjourned just after midnight without reaching agreement on Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposal to...

Courts stymie abortion bans in Iowa, other GOP-led states

May. 24, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With a staunch anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. There's just one catch: a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that established the right...

Iowa lawmakers OK deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

May. 24, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deer hunters would be able to use semi-automatic rifles during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill approved by lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor. The measure given final approval by the House is designed to help control the...

Today in History: May 24, first major league night game

May. 24, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2022. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore...

Iowa Auditor Sand says someone tried to steal his paychecks

May. 23, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Auditor Rob Sand said Monday he was the target of an attempted email scam in which someone pretended to be him and unsuccessfully tried to move his paycheck deposit to a different bank account. Sand used his own experience as Iowa's top financial...

Cherokee officer charged in hit-and-run that injured girl

May. 23, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa police officer has been charged after he allegedly hit a 6-year-old girl with his pickup truck and then drove away. Michael McGee, 52, of Cherokee, was cited with leaving or failing to return to the scene of an injury accident after the girl...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 23, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 22, 2022. Editorial: Find a way to keep free school lunch for kids going permanently Ensuring that children don’t go hungry is morally good, full stop. But the benefits of putting reasonably nutritious food in front of children do not stop...