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A man who escaped a juvenile detention facility at age 14 and sexually abused a child at a nearby restaurant cannot be held as a sexually violent predator, the Iowa Supreme Court said Friday.
Iowa Republicans may take action Saturday in an effort to limit the damage of allegations that a state senator was improperly paid to work for presidential campaign.
The University of Iowa Health Alliance announced it will donate $1 million to the Iowa Rural Physician Loan Repayment program, which provides loan repayments for medical students who agree to practice as physicians in rural areas for five years following graduation and meet certain requirements.
A key Senate leader said Friday Democrats had the votes to pass a state gas tax increase last session but the bipartisan measure stalled due to lack of support among legislative Republicans.
While the outlook has improved for Iowa's largest public employees' pension program, state lawmakers shouldn't be satisfied while the pension fund faces a $5.78 billion long-term shortfall, a top official said Thursday.
The Connect Every Iowan initiative has reached an important milestone with the on-time delivery of meaningful policy recommendations on broadband access, adoption, and use for the Governor to review.
Iowa has the rare distinction of having half its executive-branch comprised with three of the nation's longest-serving elected office holders - Republican Terry Branstad as governor and Democrats Tom Miller as attorney general and Mike Fitzgerald as state treasurer.
On Wednesday the Iowa Board of Regents voted to freeze tuition for resident undergraduates for a second yearA - the first time it's happened since 1975.
The Iowa Finance Authority has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to support affordable housing initiatives across Iowa, including $1.5 million for communities in Eastern Iowa.
Any issue that hopes to move in the split-control Iowa Legislature next year will have to develop bipartisan support early to pass in an election-year session that may not span the full 100 days that are scheduled, leaders said Wednesday.
As predicted, the Iowa Board of Regents on Wednesday approved freezing tuition rates for resident undergraduates for the second straight year - the first time that's happened since 1975.
Gov. Terry Branstad said this morning that he's considering a proposal to allow taxpayers the option of filing their income taxes using a system with lower rates but fewer deductions.
The public should not be allowed to see video footage of a 17-year-old girl being mistreated by Iowa Juvenile Home workers, the head of a records oversight board recommended today.
A dying Iowa inmate who was 15 when she entered prison will spend her final days in a hospice facility, a state board ruled Tuesday in granting her unprecedented parole.