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Iowa board approves payment for student suicide jury verdict

Oct. 7, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state panel that signs off on legal settlements for the state of Iowa has approved payment of $315,000 to the parents of an Iowa State University student who died by suicide in November 2015. A jury in August found the state partially liable for the death of Dane Schussler. The...

Harris says Iowa's caucuses can prove she's electable

Oct. 6, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told Iowa voters on Sunday that they can help refute questions about her electability if they support her in the caucuses. "Iowans have the ability to show our country what can be, even if we've never seen it before," Harris said during an...

Judge upholds voter ID, strikes parts of 2017 voting law

Oct. 1, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has upheld voter ID as allowable under the Iowa Constitution but struck down as unconstitutional portions of a 2017 voting reform law challenged by a Hispanic civil rights group and an Iowa State University student. The law signed by former Gov. Terry Branstad requires...