• Iowa Jul 16

    20. Iowa

    Health care is strong in the Hawkeye State, but it is not the most fertile ground for business capital.

  • Texas-Mexico Border Jul 12

    Iowa Troopers Going to Border at ‘No Cost to Texas,' Records Show

    Agreements released Monday show Iowa is donating the use of state troopers and their equipment at “no cost to Texas” to fight crime along the U.S. border with Mexico.

  • US Mexico Border Jun 24

    Iowa to Deploy up to 30 State Officers to Texas for 2 Weeks

    Iowa will send up to 30 state police officers on a two-week deployment to Texas after Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds agreed to a request from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republican governors to help fight crime at the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Thursday.

  • NBC Sep 6, 2019

    Texas Human Services Official Named New Iowa DHS Director

    A Texas health and human services official has been named the new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says Thursday she appointed Kelly Kennedy Garcia to head the department that oversees the state’s Medicaid program, mental health centers and child welfare services.

  • Governor Jul 18, 2019

    Unconditional Love: Emails Show Ousted Iowa Official's Tupac Fixation

    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 employees lauding Shakur’s music and lyrics even after at least one complained to lawmakers. Then...

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2018

    Lock Her Up? Now It's Dianne Feinstein Instead of Clinton

    Chants of “Lock her up!” rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night. But this time, the staple of Trump’s 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Trump, who was in the state boosting Republican candidates ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, claimed that Feinstein,...

  • Governor Sep 2, 2018

    2-State Effort Aimed at Freeing Mentally Challenged Woman

    Supporters of a mentally challenged woman convicted in two states in the 1994 kidnapping and killing of two elderly women say she was actually a victim of the men involved in the crime and are pushing for her release.

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2018

    Tibbetts' Father: Hispanic Locals ‘Iowans With Better Food'

    The killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has prompted criticism of the U.S. immigration system because the man charged in her death is a Mexican farmworker. But the victim’s father told mourners he’s been embraced by the local Hispanic community. Speaking Sunday afternoon to more than 1,000 people at a ceremony at his daughter’s former high school, Rob...

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2018

    Mollie Tibbetts Killing Focuses Attention on Immigrants in Agriculture

    The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state’s agricultural industry. Hours after authorities found the body of Mollie Tibbetts and charged the suspect with murder, politicians including President Donald Trump, the Iowa...

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2018

    Autopsy Results Released in Iowa Student's Death

    The death of an Iowa college student who had been missing for one month before her body was found in a cornfield earlier this week has been ruled a homicide.

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2018

    Mexican Man Charged in Tibbetts Slaying Worked Under Fake Name

    A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman was allegedly abducted while running last month, his employer said Wednesday.

  • attorney Jun 1, 2018

    Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law Being Temporarily Blocked

    A judge will temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups. Attorneys for the state and Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds agreed Friday to prevent the law from taking effect on July 1 after discussions with the American Civil Liberties...

  • Governor May 16, 2018

    Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law is Challenged in Iowa

    A lawsuit challenging the nation’s most restrictive abortion law was filed Tuesday in Iowa, a state that for years was largely left out of Republican efforts to overturn abortion protections and where the Democratic attorney general has refused to defend the law. If allowed to take effect on July 1 as planned, the law would ban most abortions once a...

  • Governor May 2, 2018

    Iowa Lawmakers Approve the Most Restrictive US Abortion Law

    Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation’s most restrictive abortion legislation to the governor. Critics say the so-called “heartbeat” bill would ban the medical procedure before some women even know they’re...

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2017

    Ivanka Trump Signals Flexibility on Paid Parental Leave

    A proposal for paid parental leave championed by Ivanka Trump could go back to the drawing board....
    Two weeks after the plan was outlined in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, his daughter and adviser signaled she is open to other strategies for providing the benefit for new parents. Ivanka Trump met this week with a bipartisan group of scholars pitching a...

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