2 hrs ago
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Most bills didn't clear Iowa Legislature
Officials filed 1,105, and most didn't clear the Legislature. Among the failed efforts were proposals to increase oversight of traffic cameras, require suicide prevention training for teachers and help pay for improvements at the Iowa Speedway.
2 hrs ago
Investigator: Missing Iowa girl's blood found
Investigators have discovered the blood of a missing 15-year-old Iowa girl on the truck of a registered sex offender suspected of kidnapping her Monday, diminishing the chances of finding her alive, a lead investigator said Thursday.
18 hrs ago
Flurry of Activity as Iowa Legislature Nears Sessions End
As the end of the 2013 Iowa Legislative session nears lawmakers scrambled to move several pending bills forward.
18 hrs ago
Iowa lawmakers close to ending legislative session
The Iowa Senate adjourned the 2013 legislative session late Wednesday night, but the House was set to return Thursday for more votes.
18 hrs ago
WHO-TV Des Moines
Senate Finishes: 4 Bills Left For House
The Iowa Senate voted on its last bill of the legislative session just a few minutes before midnight Wednesday, nearly three weeks after the legislative session was due to end.
Wed May 22, 2013
State Legislature reaches agreement to keep Luster Heights open for another year
A bi-partisan agreement reached by Iowa lawmakers last week will keep the Luster Heights correctional facility open next year.
Disappointed for the Iowa Veterans Home
Recently, I was part of a small group who gave testimony to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee regarding serious concerns about the Home's Commandant.
Efforts worth fighting for to expand the middle class
The 2013 Legislature is in overtime. While the Iowa House and Senate have agreed on how much to spend, we still need to hammer out the final details of a balanced state budget that makes smart investments in Iowa's future.
Lawmakers Look to End Legislative Session
Iowa lawmakers are expected back in the state Capitol on Wednesday and legislative leaders say they are close to concluding the 2013 session.
Reform Update: Proponents of Medicaid expansion weigh next moves
As many state legislative sessions have finished or are nearing completion, advocates of expanding Medicaid eligibility are looking at their next steps.
KCCI-TV Des Moines
Shepard Abduction: Who is Michael J. Klunder?
DCI Director Charis Paulson said Michael J. Klunder, 42, abducted the girls Monday afternoon, and then was found dead about 8 p.m. at a rural property northeast of Dayton.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Huffington Post
State GOP Staffer: I Was Fired After Reporting Sexual Harassment
Kirsten Anderson served as communications director for the Iowa state Senate GOP caucus until Friday, when she was fired just hours after raising concerns about a pattern of sexual harassment in the workplace, she claimed in an interview with Iowa's WHO TV .
Mon May 20, 2013
The Washington Evening Journal
Main Street honored Friday
Main Street Washington was honored Friday evening as the economic development program won a business development success story recognition for its work with JP's 207.
Iowa Legislature health care negotiators hopeful of compromise
Key legislators and Gov. Terry Branstad expressed optimism Monday that progress was being made to forge a "hybrid" health care compromise that would merge elements of the governor's "Healthy Iowa" plan with Senate Democrats' desire to expand Medicaid to cover low-income, uninsured Iowans.
Fired Iowa Senate aide alleges women 'objectified ridiculed' in workplace
One likely topic for Gov. Terry Branstad's weekly news conference underway now likely will be the firing of an Iowa Senate Republican communications staffer who claimed she was the target of sexual harassment.
Sun May 19, 2013
Inappropriate Behavior: Gop Staffer Fired After Complaining
Anderson said during her time in the office, male staffers used inappropriate and sexist language around her.
Sat May 18, 2013
Iowa Lawmakers Will Return Next Week
Iowa legislators are trying to wrap up the 2013 legislative session, but their work will continue next week.
Fri May 17, 2013
'Sticking points' slow Iowa Legislature adjournment
The morning after Iowa legislative leaders unveiled a wide-ranging tax relief plan , they sounded less sure of how quickly they can put together the votes to send it to Gov.
Iowa Recycling Association: Time for a Better Bottle Bill
Believe it or not, as Iowans, we have the potential to take something that is both overwhelmingly successful and incredibly popular and make it even better than it already is.
Thu May 16, 2013
Plug the Medicaid gap
The debate over whether to accept the federal government's Medicaid expansion or opt for Gov.