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Devastated by record flooding and tornadoes, Iowa tallies over $130 million in storm damage

Jul. 11, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Record flooding and powerful tornadoes ravaged parts of Iowa for weeks this spring, destroying or damaging thousands of homes, closing roads and bridges and costing over $130 million in infrastructure damage, officials said Thursday. The disasters touched...

Iowa’s Supreme Court tells lower court to let strict abortion law go into effect

Jun. 28, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday the state’s strict abortion law is legal, telling a lower court to dissolve a temporary block on the law and allowing Iowa to ban most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy — before many women know they are pregnant. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 24, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 23, 2024. Editorial: Iowa businesses and lawmakers ignore warnings on child labor and reap consequences Lawmakers and trade group leaders, and managers who kept teenagers on the clock late, all colossally misjudged how this would play out,...

Millions swelter as temperatures soar across the US, while floodwaters inundate the Midwest

Jun. 23, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

Millions of Americans sweated through yet another scorching day as temperatures soared Sunday across the U.S., while residents were rescued from floodwaters that forced evacuations across the Midwest, including in an Iowa town where the flood gauge was submerged. One person was killed during...

Flooding forces people from homes in some parts of Iowa while much of US broils again in heat

Jun. 23, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

Floodwaters forced people out of their homes in parts of Iowa, the result of weeks of rain, while much of the United States longed for relief Saturday from yet another round of extraordinary heat. Sirens blared at 2 a.m. in Rock Valley, Iowa, population 4,200, where people in...

Here’s where courts are slowing Republican efforts for a state role in enforcing immigration law

Jun. 18, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has long had sole authority over immigration policy in the United States, but several Republican-led states have continued to push for a role in enforcing regulations out of frustration with current policy and as a way to criticize Democratic U.S....

A judge temporarily blocks Iowa law that allows authorities to charge people facing deportation

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked an Iowa law that would have allowed law enforcement in the state to file criminal charges against people with outstanding deportation orders or who previously had been denied entry to the U.S. U.S. District Court...

Officials work to bring home US instructors recovering after stabbing attack at Chinese park

Jun. 11, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials worked Tuesday to bring home four injured instructors from Iowa’s Cornell College who were stabbed in the northeast Chinese city of Jilin, where they were teaching. Jilin city police said a 55-year-old man surnamed Cui was walking in a public park...

Federal appeals court weighs challenge to Iowa ban on books with sexual content from schools

Jun. 11, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for LGBTQ+ youth, teachers and major publishers asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to affirm a lower court order that blocked key parts of an Iowa law banning books depicting sex acts from school libraries and classrooms. The law, which the...

Mississippi man accused of destroying statue of pagan idol at Iowa state Capitol takes plea deal

May. 24, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa’s state Capitol pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in return for prosecutors dropping a felony hate crime count. Michael Cassidy, a former congressional and legislative...