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GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Iowa News Digest

Jun. 12, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast,...

Former Iowa officials sues Reynolds over ouster in 2019

Jun. 12, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former head of the Iowa Department of Human Services alleges in a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds that he was ousted because he raised concerns that one of her aides was being paid with federal Medicaid money. Jerry Foxhoven contends in a...

Iowa Senate official warned of payback over COVID-19 inquiry

Jun. 11, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The top administrator in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate threatened retribution against a GOP appointee who oversees workplace safety after inspectors said they would make public their concerns about COVID-19 hazards at the Capitol, records show. ...

Iowa governor questions migrant flights into Des Moines

Jun. 10, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds complained in a letter sent Thursday that the federal government didn't notify her before flying migrant children into the Des Moines airport in April, then shuttling them to other cities as part of an effort to join them with relatives. ...

Iowa vaccinations slow as state slips in national ranking

Jun. 09, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Demand for vaccines in Iowa has dropped dramatically in recent weeks with the state ordering fewer doses each week and sliding downward in its national ranking of fully vaccinated people. Iowa ordered 2,450 doses for this week with 16 out of...

Reynolds signs bills limiting voting, 'divisive' teaching

Jun. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday signed into law a change to state election regulations that sets strict limits on who can assist voters in delivering ballots. Republican legislators approved the restrictions in a party-line vote last month,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Can Iowa’s GOP leaders please outline their vision for K-12 education? When pretty much anything is considered a school, it’s a free-for-all Gov. Kim Reynolds should outline her vision for the future...

Iowa auditor questions governor's spending for COVID-19 ads

Jun. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Democratic auditor accused the state's Republican governor Thursday of violating a 2018 state law that prohibits statewide elected officials from using public funds for self promotion, arguing she broke the law by making ads promoting coronavirus public safety...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 31, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 26, 2021. Editorial: The GOP uses its unchecked power to make life better for a precious few in Iowa. How long will we put up with it? The best thing the GOP-controlled Iowa Legislature did this session was call it quits. ...