Policy

Advocates say Iowa unwilling to bolster nursing services

DES MOINES — The leader of an advocacy group seeking to bolster services for nursing facility residents with mental illness and intellectual ... »

Iowa health agency approves cannabis oil ID card rules

DES MOINES — A state panel Wednesday approved rules effective Jan. 30 for issuing photo identification registration cards as a legal protect ... »

Lottery president says Iowa won’t be last to offer online ticket sales

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nothing seems farther away from the world of the smartphone, computer tablet and the future than the line at the grocery or co ... »

Judge bars telemarketer from operating in Iowa

DES MOINES — An Iowa judge has barred a Las Vegas-based company from telemarketing health and nutrition-related products to Iowans, accordin ... »

Chinese National arrested in seed-corn conspiracy

DES MOINES — Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest and indictment of Mo Yun, a Chinese national accused in a conspiracy to s ... »

Iowa ranks low for keeping up with gas tax

A new report shows Iowa is one of 10 states where the gas tax, when considering inflation, is at a historic low.

The report was critical of f ... »

Senate passes government accountability bill

DES MOINES — Senate Democrats passed a wide-ranging accountability bill Friday to address transparency and whistle-blower deficiencies uncov ... »

PETA asks to build memorial to turkeys killed in Sioux City truck crash

DES MOINES — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked the Iowa Department of Transportation for permission to erect a 10-foot-t ... »

Iowa Senate approves reappointments to medical board

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate voted Tuesday to reconfirm two members of the Iowa Board of Medicine, a state regulatory panel which has been e ... »

Iowans getting healthier, state report shows

The Iowa Department of Public Health released its 20 ... »

Should Iowa’s public funds go passive?

A growing number of investment experts, including Warren Buffett, say index funds are the way to go for long-term investments because you can skip ... »

State keeps do-not-hire database

Public agencies in Iowa flag employees they don't want to rehire — a practice that is legal, but some say discriminatory.

The Departm ... »