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GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan

Sep. 29, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers. It’s at least the second legal challenge this week to...

Federal court finds 3rd Iowa ag-gag law unconstitutional

Sep. 27, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has struck down the third attempt by the Iowa Legislature to stop animal welfare groups from secretly filming livestock abuse, finding once again that the law passed last year violates free speech rights in the U.S. Constitution. The decision...

Iowa tops 10,000 COVID deaths as many residents unvaccinated

Sep. 22, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 10,000 people have died with COVID-19 infections in Iowa, state officials reported this week. Iowa data updated Wednesday shows 10,051 deaths associated with the viral infection. The state averages eight deaths a day when measured as a seven-day...

Iowa abortion providers say no basis to enact near ban

Sep. 14, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawyers for Iowa’s largest abortion provider argued in court documents Tuesday that there's no precedent or legal support for bringing back a law banning most abortions, which a judge had permanently blocked in 2019. Planned Parenthood's lawyers from the...

Judge dismisses official's lawsuit against Iowa governor

Sep. 01, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former state agency director who claimed Gov. Kim Reynolds fired him after he objected to her diverting federal Medicaid money to pay a member of her staff. Iowa Department of Human Services Director...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. August 28, 2022. Editorial: Iowa Republicans’ contraception proposals don’t measure up Iowans of all ages and all family situations should be able to choose the contraceptives that best apply to their circumstances without having to navigate...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 25, 2022 18:11 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...

Trump’s long shadow keeps 2024 hopefuls from Iowa State Fair

Aug. 21, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz raised the roasted turkey leg like a sword in his Iowa State Fair debut in 2014, the up-and-coming conservative joining a half-dozen other Republican presidential prospects in strolling the Grand Concourse. Four years later, almost as...

Iowa governor asks court to allow blocked 2018 abortion ban

Aug. 11, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds asked the state courts on Thursday to allow her to implement a law banning most abortions that a judge permanently blocked in 2019. Reynolds previously said she would turn to the courts instead of calling a special session to hold a...

Iowa Democratic governor candidate pushes for 3 debates

Aug. 09, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Democratic candidate for governor pressed Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday to commit to debates ahead of the November election. Democrat Deidre DeJear said she has asked Reynolds for three debates but has received no response to multiple...