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Iowa governor OK after chest pains prompt trip to hospital

Jun. 6, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was taken to a hospital after experiencing chest pains but has returned to work at the Capitol. The governor's office released a statement saying Reynolds noticed chest pains early Thursday and was taken to a hospital emergency room "out of an abundance of...

Iowa sued over prohibition on Medicaid for gender surgery

May. 31, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a new state law that prohibits the use of Medicaid funding for gender reassignment surgery. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill on May 3 that included language amending the state's Civil Rights Act so...

Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits

May. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure Wednesday intended to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's policies, but she did so only after gaining an assurance the state's participation in such actions would...

Iowa Supreme Court upholds law ending rights for some unions

May. 17, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Supreme Court on Friday narrowly upheld a 2017 law that took away bargaining rights for many state employees, an early signal of the court's new conservative majority solidified by two recent appointments by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. In cases filed by the Iowa State...

Alabama law moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

May. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama's new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarizing issues in American politics to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign. The state's legislation — the toughest of several anti-abortion measures that have passed recently,...

Attorneys general ask for veto of Iowa AG power-limits bill

May. 15, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Current and former attorneys general from both major parties and several states are imploring Iowa's Republican governor to veto a measure meant to prevent the state's attorney general, currently a Democrat, from being able to file or join lawsuits challenging Trump administration...

4 killed in Midwest flooding; roads closed, levees strained

May. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least four lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of river towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters rose to and near record levels in some communities. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings...

The Latest: Cities along Mississippi River prep for floods

May. 1, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding along the Mississippi River (all times local): 4:51 p.m. A day after floodwaters broke through a temporary barrier in downtown Davenport, Iowa, cities downstream along the Mississippi river that have remained largely dry are preparing for a flood threat that...

Leaders of 4 states hit by flooding meet again with Corps

Apr. 26, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The leaders of several Midwest states hit recently by flooding along the Missouri River said Friday they've received assurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the states will "have a seat at the table" when it comes to river management decisions. "That was crystal...

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Apr. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would...