Iowa lacks law terminating parental rights of convicted rapists

DES MOINES — A woman is raped, becomes pregnant and carries the child.

Her attacker is arrested, tried and found guilty — yet s ... »

Branstad signs gambling cheating bill, 17 other measures

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad signed 18 bills into law on Friday, including a measure that will change the penalties related to cheating ... »

Eastern Iowa schools prepare for tight staffing, larger class sizes

Corridor schools, facing budget uncertainty about state funding, likely will see level or reduced staffing as well as larger class sizes in 2015-16 ... »

Iowa Senate passes expanded medical cannabis bill

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate voted Wednesday to establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program for Iowans seeking relief from debilitati ... »

Iowa Senate Democrats seek same spending level as Branstad, but priorities differ

DES MOINES — Majority Senate Democrats on Tuesday issued a fiscal 2016 budget outline that calls for spending the same $7.341 billion propos ... »

Clinton council’s proposal to use gas tax funds for salaries criticized

DES MOINES — The Clinton City Council’s decision to consider spending more than $225,000 in new gas-tax revenue on salaries for new c ... »

Branstad hopeful Iowa Senate will confirm department heads

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad told reporters Monday he was hopeful that all his administration’s department heads would win confir ... »

Schools face budget deadline with state aid unknown

DES MOINES — The consequences of the Legislature’s education funding impasse are taking shape as school districts certify their budge ... »

Wiccan prayer at Iowa Legislature draws silent protest, boycott

DES MOINES — What would Jesus do?

If he were a member of the Iowa Legislature, Rep. Rob Taylor believes he would peacefully protest t ... »

Branstad, Reynolds to lead Iowa trade missions

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad is heading to South Korea and Japan in September and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is going to Brazil later this mo ... »

‘Religious freedom’ law unlikely in Iowa

DES MOINES — One way Rich Eychaner measures Iowa’s progress in the treatment of gay individuals is how often his life is threatened. ... »

Branstad: ‘The buck stops with me’

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday signaled he plans to proceed with the closings of mental health institutes in Clarinda and Mount ... »

Branstad: Tight Iowa budget won’t hurt commitments

DES MOINES — As he and legislators wrangle to reach a fiscal 2016 budget deal, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that those negotiations will n ... »

Iowa Legislature’s school funding stalemate continues

DES MOINES — A weekslong legislative tussle over school funding levels drags on at the Capitol, where leaders remain locked in an ideologica ... »

Iowa House committee to look at state’s civil forfeiture laws

DES MOINES — A newspaper investigation into the seizure of nearly $43 million in cash and assets by Iowa law enforcement using state and fed ... »