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DES MOINES (AP) — A former Iowa prison guard has reached a deal for $2.3 million as a settlement for discrimination and retaliation she says she suffered after filing a sexual harassment case against the state.

DES MOINES (AP) — Just two months after a federal court judge struck down an Iowa law meant to discourage investigations of animal abuse on farms, lawmakers are pushing another so-called ag-gag measure that opponents say would likely land the state in court again.

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CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe.

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DEWITT -- Iowa 98th District Sen. Chris Cournoyer (R, LeClaire), is working with other state legislators to bring a workforce development initiative to Iowa's prison system which will benefit both rehabilitating inmates and the general public.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Undeterred by multiple court rulings that have turned back efforts to limit abortion in the past year, some conservative Iowa lawmakers are moving forward with the ultimate in abortion control measures, a bill that would declare life begins at conception.

DES MOINES (AP) — A bill that would require Iowa businesses to use a federal program to verify employees are allowed to work in the United States has advanced through a Senate subcommittee despite concerns from business groups and county prosecutors.

DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party on Monday proposed the biggest changes to the state's famed caucuses in nearly 50 years by recommending Iowans be able to participate virtually.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa's skies will be a little emptier this summer.

OTTUMWA — Of the many experts invited to the 47th Cow-Calf Conference, held at Bridge View Center on Saturday, at least one spoke on behalf of the cows and the calfs: A veterinarian from Nebraska.

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PRIMGHAR (AP) — Constituents applauded Republican Rep. Steve King on Saturday at the Iowa congressman's first public event since being rebuked by his House colleagues over racist comments he had made to a newspaper earlier this month.

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa's top elections official acknowledged Monday that his office mistakenly derailed a long-sought plan to grant residents more expansive gun rights by forgetting to notify the public of the proposed constitutional amendment, as required.

DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets.

DES MOINES (AP) — The cost of the children's health insurance program in Iowa is set to soar from $7 million to $37 million over the next two years because of changes approved by Congress that reduce federal funding.

WAUKEE (AP) — A special state audit report says Waukee Community School District administrators improperly used state credit cards and spent nearly $129,000 on items and services that "were not in the taxpayers' best interest."

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