- Former Gov. Culver convenes Medicaid privatization meetings Updated: Feb-05-16 6:02 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, often rumored a possible Congressional candidate, has scheduled town meetings next week to talk to Iowans affected by the state's plan to hire three private companies to run the Medicaid program.
- Driver killed after car strikes pillar, catches fire Updated: Feb-05-16 1:37 pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa - A vehicle struck a bridge pillar in southeast Iowa and caught fire, killing the driver.
- Iowa bill aimed at Stanford band strikes wrong chord Updated: Feb-05-16 12:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A bill that sought to punish Stanford University for its band's Rose Bowl halftime show mocking Iowa has been all but buried in the Iowa Senate.
- Iowa Republicans look to eliminate 'sanctuary cities' Updated: Feb-04-16 7:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Republicans in the Iowa House are seeking to force police and sheriffs' offices to tell U.S. immigration officials when they have someone in custody who is living in the country illegally.
- 3 killed in eastern Iowa when 4 vehicles crash on icy road Updated: Feb-04-16 5:34 pm
KEYSTONE, Iowa - Three people were killed in a four-vehicle crash in eastern Iowa.
- Iowa Democrats propose bill to end Medicaid privatization Updated: Feb-04-16 5:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Senate Democrats said Thursday that they plan to pass a bill next week that would halt Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to turn over management of the state's Medicaid program to three companies, even though there is little chance that the GOP-led House would support it.
- Bill to legalize fireworks in Iowa advances with challenges Updated: Feb-03-16 8:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Legislation that would legalize the sale of fireworks in Iowa advanced Wednesday through parts of the Iowa Legislature, though it may face some challenges from lawmakers.
- Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish Updated: Feb-03-16 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors.
- Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies Updated: Feb-03-16 5:49 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people in the state who claimed to work for companies that didn't exist in 2013 and 2014.
- Cruz wins in Iowa's Republican caucuses Updated: Feb-02-16 12:32 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed outsider and tea party champion, was warmly embraced by conservative Iowa Republicans, whose historic turnout sealed his victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday.
- $26 million project of US 20 near Dubuque to make road safer Updated: Feb-01-16 11:50 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - A dangerous stretch of U.S. 20 is set to be reconstructed in the next few years in an effort to improve traffic safety near Dubuque.
- Ohio officials, ex-congressmen to speak for Kasich in Iowa Updated: Feb-01-16 10:27 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's (KAY'-sik's) line-up of speakers at the Iowa caucuses includes a number of Ohio state officeholders and lawmakers, two conservative former congressmen and leaders in agriculture and manufacturing.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: Feb-01-16 9:05 am
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- Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
WASHINGTON - The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates really stand in the race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations:
- The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):
- Viewer's Guide: Trump drama, closing arguments before Iowa Updated: Jan-28-16 4:09 am
WASHINGTON - It's one thing to attack Donald Trump when he's standing on the presidential debate stage. But what about when he's not?
- Head of Iowa National Guard: More positions open to women Updated: Jan-27-16 11:38 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The head of the Iowa National Guard says nearly 1,700 positions have been opened up to women this year following a federal policy change.
- Official: $80M renovation of Iowa history museum cuts space Updated: Jan-26-16 8:54 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials for the department that oversees Iowa's flagship history museum on Tuesday released details on a nearly $80 million renovation plan for the building, which includes a cut to total square footage but repurposed space for storing artifacts.
- Iowa gay rights group criticizes youth event investigation Updated: Jan-26-16 7:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A legislative oversight committee is unfairly targeting a gay rights organization in Iowa over its programming at an annual anti-bullying youth conference, the leader of the group said Tuesday ahead of a meeting to address the issue.
- Iowa Senate leaders release state budget outline Updated: Jan-26-16 2:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Democratic-controlled Senate has released a state budget outline slightly below Gov. Terry Branstad's proposal for spending.
- Iowa lawmakers seek clarity on early literacy initiatives Updated: Jan-25-16 8:52 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Several Iowa lawmakers said Monday they want more clarity from education officials on the implementation of early literacy initiatives in the state, a move that puts a spotlight on a law passed several years ago.
- Iowa House panel OKs bill to remove age limit on handgun use Updated: Jan-25-16 7:39 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A House panel in the Iowa Legislature has given initial approval of a bill that would remove the age limit for children to use a handgun under the supervision of a parent.
- Inmate apprehended after escaping release center in Newton Updated: Jan-25-16 2:08 am
NEWTON, Iowa - An inmate who escaped a minimum security facility in Newton has been apprehended.
- Companies say there's a hold up on Iowa broadband law Updated: Jan-24-16 11:16 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Companies trying to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas of Iowa say a key part of Gov. Terry Branstad's new broadband law is still not formally in effect, and it could hinder how they plan for future projects in the state.
- As Bloomberg weighs White House run, Iowa voters ask, 'Who?' Updated: Jan-23-16 7:11 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest flirtation with a White House run has set the political world aflutter.