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Trailer full of chocolate goes up in flames in Iowa

Des Moines television station KCCI reported a semitrailer carrying chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, caught fire Wednesday along Interstate 80 near Dexter in west-central Iowa.


Another motorcycle maker considers moving output overseas

A Minnesota-based company said on Friday that it is considering moving production of some motorcycles out of the country because of European tariffs, just days after Harley-Davidson announced a similar …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Iowa court blocks 72-hour waiting period for abortion

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that “autonomy and …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

An estimated 230,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday.


Judge agrees to halt fetal heartbeat abortion law in Iowa

An Iowa judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country under an agreement between the state and abortion rights groups.


Lawsuit says Iowa’s voter ID law violates state constitution

Iowa’s new voter identification law violates the state constitution and will make it harder for some people to cast a ballot, plaintiffs alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Nation’s most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

Abortion-rights groups said Tuesday that they had filed a lawsuit challenging the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, an Iowa provision that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in U.S.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

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.


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 …


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

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 …


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

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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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

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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.