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Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 08, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. August 7, 2022. Editorial: Iowa tax holiday should extend to school supplies, most everything else After more than 20 years of administering Iowa’s sales tax holiday weekend in the same way, state officials do not appear interested in...

Iowa abortion provider drops challenge to 24-hour wait law

Aug. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Planned Parenthood officials in Iowa said Friday they have decided to dismiss their challenge to an Iowa law that requires abortion patients to wait 24 hours after their initial appointment to return to the doctor to get an abortion. The case was the center...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Gov. Reynolds names judge to Iowa Supreme Court

Jul. 27, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds named David May to the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday, making her fifth appointment to the seven-member court. Reynolds chose May from among three finalists for a position that became vacant with the retirement of Justice Brent Appel. ...

Iowa officials confirm invasive insect found in Iowa

Jul. 27, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials are asking residents to keep an eye out for the spotted laternfly after recently confirming the finding of two of the invasive insects in central Iowa. As a young nymph, it is a black weevil-like bug with white spots but adds patches of...

Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation says 3 people killed in shooting at eastern Iowa state park; gunman also dead

Jul. 22, 2022 13:01 PM EDT
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation says 3 people killed in shooting at eastern Iowa state park; gunman also dead.

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jul. 18, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 17, 2022. Editorial: Leave judge selection alone — that means you, too, Iowa Democrats Here’s an ideal worth preserving: Judges should be chosen without partisan politics in mind and then do their work in the same fashion. ...

Le Mars explosion injures 3 people, destroys homes

Jul. 13, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — An explosion Wednesday morning destroyed two houses in the northwest Iowa city of Le Mars and injured three people. The 6:30 a.m. explosion demolished two adjacent houses and damaged a third house, Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief Dave Schipper told the Sioux City...

Iowa assistant AG sues Des Moines police over protest arrest

Jul. 12, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An assistant attorney general in Iowa is suing the city of Des Moines and its police chief over his arrest during a June 2020 racial justice protest, alleging he was tackled, pepper-sprayed and handcuffed for no reason. The lawsuit filed by Assistant...