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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...

Gov. Kim Reynolds praises FEMA, seeks tornado disaster declaration after 202 homes destroyed

May. 23, 2024 13:36 PM EDT
GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds praises FEMA, seeks tornado disaster declaration after 202 homes destroyed.

Iowa facility that mistreated residents with intellectual disabilities nears closure

May. 08, 2024 13:00 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa facility for people with intellectual disabilities is set to permanently close after federal investigators said patients’ rights were violated there. The 28 residents at the state-run Glenwood Resource Center will be moved out by the end of June and...

Justice Department warns it plans to sue Iowa over new state immigration law

May. 03, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has told Iowa's top officials it plans to sue the state over a new law making it a crime for a person to be in Iowa if they've previously been denied admission to the U.S. The statute interferes with the federal government's...

Residents begin going through the rubble after tornadoes hammer parts of Nebraska and Iowa

Apr. 28, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents began sifting through the rubble Saturday after a tornado plowed through suburban Omaha, Nebraska, demolishing homes and businesses as it moved for miles through farmland and into subdivisions, then slamming an Iowa town. Dozens of reported tornadoes...

Iowa lawmakers address immigration, religious freedom and taxes in 2024 session

Apr. 22, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After a marathon day that stretched into Saturday's early hours, Iowa lawmakers wrapped up a four-month legislative session that focused on reforming the way special education is managed and speeding up tax cuts. The Republican-led General Assembly also waded into issues...