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State auditor, treasurer reject payments in Branstad case

Dec. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of top state officials on Monday approved payments of nearly $400,000 to a Des Moines law firm to continue a lawsuit in which a jury concluded former Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against an ex-state official because the official is gay. Two Democratic members of the...

In this June 11, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump applauds next to Governors Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, second left, and Kim Reynolds of Iowa, left, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. An executive order by Trump giving states the right to refuse to take refugees is putting Republican governors in an uncomfortable position. They're caught between immigration hardliners who want to shut the door and others who believe helping refugees is a moral obligation.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

GOP governors grapple with whether to accept refugees or not

Dec. 22, 2019 11:08 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An executive order by President Donald Trump giving states the right to refuse to take refugees is putting Republican governors in an uncomfortable position. They’re caught between immigration hardliners who want to shut the door and some Christian evangelicals who believe...

FILE - In this July 20, 2013, file photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. Some farm groups and farm-state lawmakers are expressing anger at the Trump administration over final ethanol rules that they say fail to uphold the president's promises to the industry. The Environmental Protection Agency has released final renewable fuel standard rules for next year that do not include language President Donald Trump agreed to that would guarantee 15 billion gallons of ethanol is blended into the nation's gasoline supply. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Farm, ethanol groups angered at final EPA ethanol rule

Dec. 19, 2019 3:04 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some farm groups and farm-state lawmakers expressed anger at the Trump administration Thursday over final ethanol rules that they said failed to uphold the president’s promises to the industry. The Environmental Protection Agency released its final renewable fuel standard but...

Sexual arousal study investigated at Iowa home for disabled

Dec. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few details are being released about an investigation conducted by civil rights officials from the U.S. Department of Justice into possible human experiments focused on sexual arousal at a state-run Iowa institution for disabled residents, but Gov. Kim Reynolds recently acknowledged...

Wells Fargo to get millions for U. of Iowa utility deal

Dec. 13, 2019 5:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the world's largest banks will reap a windfall from the University of Iowa's multi-billion-dollar plan to outsource its utility operations before students or faculty see any benefit from the deal. Wells Fargo is expected to get nearly 1% of the nearly $1.2 billion payment...

In this file photo made Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek speaks to speak to media during a press conference at the Des Moines Police Department in Des Moines, Iowa. Errors in Iowa's list of felons cost at least 20 people the right to vote in November's midterm elections, and officials have known about problems in the list since 2012. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Iowa's felon list includes police force, omits drug dealer

Dec. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of delivering meth two decades ago should have been added to Iowa's database of felons banned from voting, but an embarrassing clerical error instead listed the police force that busted him. The inclusion of the Des Moines Police Department among the names of...

FILE - in this April 26, 2019 file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, speaks to reporters following a meeting in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The state of Iowa has appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court a lawsuit in which a jury concluded former Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against a former state official because the official is gay, Gov. Reynolds said Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. A jury awarded former Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey $1.5 million in July, finding he was the victim of discrimination and retaliation when Branstad tried to force him to quit in 2011 and then cut his pay. Jurors found against Branstad, one of his staff members and the state. Branstad resigned as governor in 2017 to become the U.S. ambassador to China.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik File)

Iowa appeals ex-Gov. Branstad $1.5M discrimination verdict

Nov. 22, 2019 6:40 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa has appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court a lawsuit in which a jury concluded former Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against a former state official because the official is gay, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday. A jury awarded former Iowa Workers’ Compensation...