Iowa becomes 19th state to eliminate need for a concealed carry permit

U.S. 04/04/21, 04:35

Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa has signed legislation into law that allows individuals to own and carry weapons in Iowa without a permit. The law, dubbed "constitutional carry" by some supporters, would go into effect on July 1. "Today I signed legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of Iowa's law-abiding citizens while ...

2020 Democrats warn Alabama portends larger abortion fight

Politics 05/15/19, 10:53

Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama's approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is deciding whether to sign a bill making performing abortions ...

Leaders of 4 states hit by flooding meet again with Corps

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:48

The leaders of several Midwest states hit recently by flooding along the Missouri River said Friday they've received assurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the states will "have a seat at the table" when it comes to river management decisions. "That was crystal clear when we left that ...

Vice President Pence in Iowa to tour March flood damage

U.S. 04/12/19, 14:35

Vice President Mike Pence is touring areas in Iowa and Nebraska devastated during last month's flooding.Pence was joined by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in touring an area around Pacific Junction, a community in southwest Iowa where floodwaters still prevent some residents from ...

US officials to meet governors amid flood management gripes

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials were set to meet Wednesday with the governors of four flood-ravaged Midwestern states amid criticism of the federal agency for its management of swollen waterways.Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, all Republicans, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, ...

Update: President Trump grants Iowa disaster declaration

U.S. 03/23/19, 17:04

The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state. The declaration makes assistance available ...

Voting can be devastating for Iowa felons, review finds

U.S. 03/07/19, 13:52

Grant Ferguson was getting ready for work when a sheriff's deputy arrived at his Iowa home with an arrest warrant to take him to jail. The sales manager was stunned when he learned the reason: His unsuccessful attempt to vote in the 2016 election. The supporter of President Donald Trump would ...

Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling

U.S. 02/18/19, 20:21

Iowa's governor said Monday she decided against appealing a judge's ruling last month that struck down Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Gov. Kim Reynolds called it an extremely difficult decision but the right one for the state. "Rather than be ...

Iowa may pay $4M to victims of sex harassment by ex-director

U.S. 02/04/19, 14:01

The state of Iowa has tentatively agreed to pay $4.15 million to two executive branch employees who were sexually harassed for years by an agency director who had been a longtime friend of Gov. Kim Reynolds, according to records released Monday. Under settlements negotiated last week, the money would go to ...

Ex-worker says Iowa job summits were timed to help governor

U.S. 01/30/19, 18:41

A state employee who helped organize conferences for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' signature jobs program resigned days before the November election, saying she felt pressured to shape the taxpayer-funded events to benefit the governor's campaign.April Hughes alleged that she and her colleagues at Iowa Workforce Development were directed to plan ...

Reynolds points to economy but Hubbell notes continued needs

Politics 11/06/18, 12:41

The general election Tuesday pits a sitting Republican governor who takes credit for a healthy economy with low unemployment against a wealthy Democratic challenger who insists Iowans need better health care and a government that works for everyone. Given the state's tendency to support incumbents, Gov. Kim Reynolds believed she'd have ...

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