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In just a matter of weeks, 21 at-risk girls will need to be in new homes. State officials are working to find placements for the youth who will be forced to leave the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo after the Department of Human Services announced the facility will close in January.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad the go-ahead Tuesday to expand Medicaid in his state under President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
Gov. Terry Branstad said he and his staff won't finalize funding decisions under the state Revenue Estimating Conference meets on Thursday.
Authorities say the body of a dead man has been found in a residence hall at Iowa State University, but no foul play is suspected.
The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Monday that it is finding alternative placements for the 21 youth currently served at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo and has given layoff notices to 93 employees at the facility effective Jan. 16. DHS spokesperson Amy Lorenzen declined to comment whether the Toledo home was closing, saying the focus ... (more)
There are problems with the payday loan industry. For the borrowers, that is, not the lenders.
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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.