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Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in...

Iowa governor stops state from challenging Trump coal rule

Aug. 14, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a supporter of clean energy policies reducing greenhouse gases as a way to battle global climate change, said Wednesday he was blocked by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds from joining 21 other states in suing the Trump administration over a policy that...

Ousted Iowa director to file whistleblower case, lawyer says

Jul. 31, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The ousted Iowa Department of Human Services director will pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging he was let go after objecting to a pay arrangement for the governor's deputy chief of staff, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jerry Foxhoven, a 67-year-old legal scholar known for his...

Correction: Iowa Official-Tupac Emails story

Jul. 25, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story July 24 about the resignation of Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the governor's chief operations officer. The official is Paul Trombino III, not Paul Tombino. A corrected version of the story is...

Democrats seek hearings over firing of Iowa agency head

Jul. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Iowa Legislature called Monday for government oversight hearings on Gov. Kim Reynolds' refusal to discuss her reasons for asking the director of the Iowa Department of Human Services to resign. Senate and House Government Oversight Committee Democrats are...

Iowa governor's aide now says Tupac email not tied to ouster

Jul. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A spokesman for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds now says a mass email praising rapper Tupac Shakur wasn't the reason Reynolds ousted an agency director. Reynolds spokesman Pat Garrett was asked last week whether the June 14 agency-wide email from Department of Human Services Director Jerry...

Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

Jul. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to...

Former Iowa official wins $1.5M in discrimination case

Jul. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million for emotional distress, a jury said Monday. Polk County jurors found that Chris...

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Jul. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Donald Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, but they're now parsing their words over the administration's policies dealing with ethanol. While they have...

Iowa Supreme Court takes a right turn under Gov. Reynolds

Jul. 3, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is transforming the Iowa Supreme Court from one that leaned liberal to a solidly conservative body, prompting concerns among critics that it could erode past support for civil liberties as well as abortion and gay rights. Through a combination of...