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Iowa Senate approves preschool expansion plan

April 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A plan to enroll more 4-year-olds in preschool and incentivize the creation or expansion of programs has won the Iowa Senate's approva. more »»

Iowa man gets 50 years in prison for child abuse

April 14, 2014

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the brutal beating of a toddler under his care. more »»

Senator wants review of Iowa Veterans Home firings

April 14, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawmaker called for an investigation Monday to determine why so many more workers at the Iowa Veterans Home have been fired and disqualified from future state employment... more »»

Webster County establishes conservation area

April 14, 2014

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Young hunters will have a special opportunity thanks to the generosity of a Webster County family.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports (http://bit. more »»

Legislature honors ISU men's basketball team

April 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers honored the Iowa State University men's basketball team for what they deemed a "brilliant" season. more »»

E. Iowa school district unhappy with its name

April 14, 2014

DEWITT, Iowa (AP) — Clinton County school officials want to resolve longstanding confusion about the district's name.

The Clinton Herald reports (http://bit. more »»

County attorney says officer justified in shooting

April 14, 2014

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — The Jackson County Attorney's Office has found a Maquoketa police officer was justified in using deadly force after a motorists fired repeatedly at him. more »»

Officials: Iowa law may void some absentee ballots

April 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers have been unable to change a state law on postmarked absentee ballots that may accidentally void some valid ballots. more »»

State fines Spirit Lake assisted living center

April 14, 2014

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An assisted living center in Spirit Lake did not adequately train workers and committed numerous medication errors, according to state regulators who said the facility... more »»

Council Bluffs man gets 20 years in woman's death

April 14, 2014

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Council Bluffs man to 20 years in prison for the death of a Glenwood woman.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports (http://bit. more »»

Iowa man arrested in school bathroom camera case

April 14, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested an eastern Iowa man accused of placing hidden video recording devices in a girls' school bathroom.

The U.S. more »»

Branstad awards funds to 2 renewable fuel sites

April 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has awarded grants to two fueling sites in an effort to expand access higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. more »»

Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense

April 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Terry Branstad's nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputation for steady management, frugality and a distinct absence of drama. more »»

Branstad: Partisan politics behind investigations

April 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. more »»

Iowa identifies 9 wrongly disenfranchised voters

April 14, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Secretary of State's Office has identified nine voters from eight counties whose ballots were wrongly rejected in 2012 because of mistakes on its database of... more »»

Police release name of Des Moines homicide victim

April 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 57-year-old Des Moines homicide victim.

The Des Moines Police Department identified her as Juanita Lagrone, of Des Moines. more »»

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

April 14, 2014

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing.

That's because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player. more »»

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

April 14, 2014

Mason City Globe Gazette. April 13, 2014. more »»

Sioux City council to consider pit bull proposal

April 14, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Sioux City Council is expected to again consider changing the city ordinance that bars pit bulls from inside city limits.

The Sioux City Journal says (http://bit. more »»



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