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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...

New Iowa law requires more ethanol in state's gasoline

May. 17, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

PRAIRIE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is the first state in the nation to require most gas stations to sell fuel with at least 15% ethanol under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds signed the bill on a farm near Prairie City, about 20 miles east of Des Moines. The...

Police investigating shooting death of 4-year-old Iowa girl

May. 17, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Police in suburban Des Moines are investigating the shooting death of a 4-year-old girl. Officers were called Monday morning to an Ankeny home for a report of the shooting, the Ankeny Police Department said in a news release. Officers and fire...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 15, 2022. Editorial: A new report offers a path to answers about racial profiling by police. Will Des Moines take it? Recommendations in a new report, which echo earlier calls from activists on racial profiling and other issues, can help...

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate ballot woes

May. 14, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught. Finkenauer, 33, is one of the more prominent Democrats in the state, earning a wunderkind reputation in the Legislature before...

Perry police chief shot in leg after struggle with man

May. 10, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PERRY, Iowa (AP) — The police chief of the central Iowa city of Perry was shot in the leg Tuesday morning while trying to apprehend a man with a gun, police said. Police Chief Eric Vaughn was shot in the upper leg after he and officers from several agencies responded to a call of...

Three Iowa teens shot and injured at after-prom party

May. 08, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three Iowa teenagers were shot and injured after some uninvited guests showed up to an after-prom party. Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said about 200 people were at the party before the shooting was reported around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Two...

NASA climate research scientist wins World Food Prize

May. 05, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A NASA climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food Prize on Thursday. Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was awarded the...

Woman arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed Iowa teen

Apr. 29, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 38-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 14-year-old girl in Des Moines, police said. The crash happened Thursday afternoon a few blocks east of Hiatt Middle School on the city’s east side, police. First...

2022 best cities for freelancers

Apr. 29, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

The pandemic has created more opportunities for remote, self-directed and freelance work than ever. Today, around 10 million Americans say they’re working for themselves in some capacity. The opportunity to work from anywhere is indeed enticing to many, and it begs an interesting...