DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president of the Planned Parenthood chapter for Iowa and Nebraska will step down as the organization prepares to join a larger chapter based in Minnesota.
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IOWA CITY (AP) — The Iowa agency that promotes affordable housing has suspended the use of credit cards that were issued to employees outside the state's normal program.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A 7-week-old baby is being treated for skull fractures and brain bleeds after she was hit in the head by a softball while watching her father play in northeastern Iowa.
DUBUQUE (AP) — Officials say it will likely take days to retrieve several barges that broke free on the Mississippi River and hit a dam at Dubuque.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature adjourned Saturday after using their majorities to push through a conservative agenda that included the nation's strictest abortion restriction and a large tax cut. Some bill still await Gov. Kim Reynolds' signature.
DES MOINES (AP) — As the Iowa legislative session inches toward adjournment with Republican leaders focused on tax cuts and the state budget, some lawmakers and advocacy groups are still pushing for other bills that have received less attention.
DUBUQUE (AP) — The Dubuque City Council is supporting plans to turn a crumbling 120-year-old brewery complex into apartments and retail space.
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa House Republicans got the ball rolling this week on the budget process as lawmakers hit an unofficial target for adjournment.
DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa House has approved an expansive immigration enforcement bill that would withhold state funding from local governments that don't comply with immigration laws.
DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Senate wants to require Iowa grocers in a supplemental food program to offer conventional eggs if they sell eggs from chickens housed in cage-free, free-range or enriched colony cage environments.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A large storm brought freezing rain, heavy snow and strong winds to a large swath of the Midwest on Monday, snarling traffic and forcing the closure of some schools and government offices.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Additional voting sites are opening across Illinois for people who want to cast an early ballot for the March 20 primary.
DES MOINES (AP) — A federal judge has denied the state's motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a 2012 law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm through misrepresentation to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation.
DAVENPORT (AP) — An eastern Iowa nurse who'd been convicted in a 2015 morphine theft case has been given probation in a second case involving the theft of painkillers.
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A documentary about a former comptroller who admitted to stealing nearly $54 million from a northern Illinois city will be shown several more times next month.
DES MOINES — A push to add language to the Iowa Constitution that ensures the rights of crime victims is moving through the Legislature despite opposition from a crime victims group and prosecutors as well as problems in other states that have enacted similar laws.
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's governor has ordered all state flags to be lowered to honor those killed and injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
WATERLOO (AP) — A developer and city officials are working to demolish an abandoned greyhound track in northeast Iowa and replace it with a business park.
STERLING, Ill. (AP) — A suspected Illinois cocaine dealer whose girlfriend was killed when he ran a stop sign and crashed his car into a pickup truck has been charged with reckless homicide.
DES MOINES (AP) — A nonprofit wants to build a YMCA and community center in a low-income neighborhood near downtown Des Moines to provide the area with access to the same resources as those offered in the suburbs.
DES MOINES (AP) — State lawyers representing Gov. Kim Reynolds say lawmakers lack the legal standing to bring a lawsuit challenging her use of a reserve fund to plug a budget hole.
DES MOINES (AP) — Authorities say seven people have been killed — including two teenage sisters — on Iowa roads as a winter storm swept the state Monday, leading to dozens of crashes and a 50- to 70-car pileup near Ames.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a driver shot to death during a traffic stop has filed a lawsuit against the city of Rock Falls and a police officer.
DES MOINES — Iowa had a nearly 50 percent drop in the number of people enrolled in its family planning program since it switched to a state-funded system that excludes abortion providers including Planned Parenthood, according to preliminary data obtained by The Associated Press on the progr…
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa bankers have launched an advertising campaign calling for an end to credit unions' nonprofit status, which they say gives an unfair competitive advantage.
CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Authorities say two drivers have died in a three-vehicle collision involving a car driving south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids.
DES MOINES (AP) — The federal tax cut could save up to $147 million in utility bills for Iowa residents as the state's investor-owned utility companies pass along some of their giant tax reductions.
ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a driver who was fatally shot by a northern Illinois officer during a traffic stop had put the car in reverse and accelerated toward the officer.
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa has jumped into the national debate over immigration with an expansive enforcement bill that would require local governments to comply with federal immigration agents or risk losing state funds.
IOWA CITY — An Iowa investigator fired after complaining about frequent speeding by the governor’s state vehicle claims in a lawsuit that he faced harsher discipline than other employees because he embarrassed then-Gov. Terry Branstad.
DES MOINES (AP) — The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay.
DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted a range of priorities in her Condition of the State speech to Iowa lawmakers last week, but recent history shows those ideas can easily morph or be tossed as members of her party weigh in.
DUBUQUE (AP) — Some eastern Iowa hospitals have announced restrictions on visitation in the wake of a vicious flu season that has strained hospitals across the country.
CHICAGO — Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois judge dealt a blow to anti-abortion groups Thursday, dismissing a lawsuit aimed at stopping a law that’s about to take effect that would expand Medicaid and state-employee group health insurance to cover abortions.
DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has said it will allow guns to be carried into county courthouses under certain restrictions, backing off a complete ban initiated in the spring after lawmakers passed a sweeping gun rights bill.
IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state's largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of its reporters.
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