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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."

IOWA CITY (AP) — An investigation that found a hostile environment at Iowa's labor department prompted the state to remove two administrators, including the longtime chief regulator for workplace deaths and injuries, records show.

DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is using a pesticide that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease to eliminate undesirable fish from a Des Moines lake as part of a decade-long effort to improve the habitat and water quality.

BURLINGTON (AP) — The Iowa Criminal Investigation Division and the Burlington Police Department have appealed a judge's conclusion that they broke state law by refusing to turn over all records after investigating a city officer's accidental shooting of a woman.

FORT DODGE (AP) — A retired priest who lived for months next to a Roman Catholic school in Iowa moved out Thursday, hours after his history of sexually abusing boys became public knowledge following a 32-year cover-up.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Rep. Steve King is coming under fire ahead of the midterm election as top Republican officials and campaign donors balk at standing with a Republican congressman who regularly espouses extreme views on race and immigration.

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