Stories tagged: Iowa
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Walmart, Kroger promised to switch to cage-free eggs. Obscure Iowa law could stop them.
Iowa lawmakers have passed an unusual bill that would require many stores to stock eggs from caged chickens – a move designed to stop retailers from phasing them out.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company
A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that uses his top federal staffer in …
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Iowa Senate panel gives preliminary OK to heartbeat bill
A Republican-led legislative panel has approved a bill that would ban most abortions in Iowa once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions
Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Iowa justice lifts prior restraint order against newspaper
An Iowa Supreme Court justice lifted an unusual order Tuesday that had blocked a newspaper from reporting on records related to an attorney’s personal injury lawsuit against the city of …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records
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 …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Authorities: Two dead after school bus fire in western Iowa
A fire erupted on a school bus after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa early Tuesday, killing a student and the bus driver, investigators said.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Animal rights groups demand action against Iowa fur farm
Federal inspectors have repeatedly ordered a southeast Iowa fur farm to improve the grim living conditions for ferrets, foxes, raccoons and skunks it sells to government laboratories and pet stores.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Top 25: Iowa rolls up 55 points in win over Ohio State
Nate Stanley threw for 226 yards and five touchdowns, and Iowa throttled Ohio State 55-24 in Iowa City, Iowa, dealing a likely fatal blow to the Buckeyes’ playoff hopes.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Iowa withdraws proposal to opt out of Affordable Care Act
Iowa officials withdrew a proposal Monday that sought to pull out of the Affordable Care Act and redirect federal money toward lowering premiums for younger participants under a separate program.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Democrats in Iowa looking for ways to win back Trump voters
Iowa Democrats are looking for the prescription that will help them emerge from their withered condition, after dominating just a decade ago.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Crime or constitutional rights? Can police give up policing duties to traffic cameras?
An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn’t speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Touring Iowa by bicycle – the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa
Time stood still. Mile after mile of scorching highway, filled with bicyclists, heads down, grinding away amid the shimmering heat waves. Fun was long gone, burned away by relentless sun …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience
Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest on Wednesday for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters – the kind of event he …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Iowa asks U.S. for Obamacare help facing market ‘collapse’
Facing what it called a “collapse” of its Obamacare market next year, Iowa is asking the Trump administration to let it reallocate millions of dollars and create a stopgap program …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Pence backs up Trump’s economic efforts during visit to Iowa
Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reassured Iowa conservatives, some of them cool to Donald Trump, that the president will deliver on his campaign promises to boost the economy.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa’s 1st female governor
Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa’s governor on Wednesday, becoming the state’s first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics after funding cut
Planned Parenthood on Thursday announced it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa, after the new Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding this year.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Iowa lawmakers pass the state’s most expansive gun rights bill
With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners.
Mon., March 27, 2017
Huckleberries: Whoa there Pilgrim … Take ’er easy on the squash
It’s not every day that you feel betrayed by butternut squash. But David Townsend, communications director of the Coeur d’Alene Library, feels bamboozled after grazing at the swell salad bar …
Thu., March 23, 2017
Huckleberries: St Patrick’s tie inspires memories of S&H Green Stamps gone by
She avoided the term “whippersnapper” because KXLY’s Kris Crocker is too gracious for that. But she did provide context for youthful colleague Casey Lund Friday. Casey triggered the lesson in …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Iowa bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions
Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Truck smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart store killing 3 people
A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on the floor before it came to a stop …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Odd pattern brings rare November tornadoes to Iowa, Nebraska
Meteorologists say warmer weather has brought unusual November weather to Iowa and Nebraska: tornadoes.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Police find gun believed used in Iowa officers’ deaths
A gun found by a search dog in a wooded area is believed to be the weapon used in the fatal ambush shootings of two Iowa police officers, police said …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
Suspect in Iowa police officer deaths has history of racial provocations
A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white officers Wednesday in separate attacks as they sat in their patrol …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
Trump jokes about people who are not conservative Christians: ‘Should we keep them?’
Donald Trump singled out people who were not Christian conservatives at a campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, jokingly asking the audience, “should we keep them in the room?”
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, pins hope on 10 miles of quickly erected flood barriers
Facing their second-largest flood in city history, Cedar Rapids leaders and residents pinned their hopes Monday on a 10-mile system of quickly erected flood barriers to protect government buildings, homes …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding
Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
More Iowa cities mobilizing for flooding along Cedar River
Authorities in several Iowa cities were mobilizing resources Friday to handle flooding from a rain-swollen river that has forced evacuations in several communities upstream, while a Wisconsin town was recovering …