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Bills surviving Friday's legislative deadline include measures that would crack down on bullying in schools, allow the sale of fireworks and regulate the use of unmanned aerial drones.
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Fourteen members of the Iowa Legislature didn't file for re-election by Friday's deadline at the Iowa Secretary of State's office, leaving open seats to fill in November's election.
Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the two longtime friends who were believed to be the victims of homicide on a rural western Iowa farm.
On the first day of spring break, some local kids were up to no good. Two minors set fire to the playground at Park Avenue Elementary in Des Moines.
Bob Hearst and Judy Stalkfleet of Cedar Rapids meet with Sen. Wally Horn during an AARP Iowa Lobby Day at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines in 2007.
In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo provided by the Iowa Department of Corrections is Rasberry Williams who is serving a life sentence for fatally shooting an acquaintance over a $30 debt outside a Waterloo, Iowa, pool hall in 1974.
A convicted murderer praised for maintaining a stellar record during his 39 years behind bars may soon become the rare Iowa inmate to be freed after being sentenced to life in prison.
Legislation intended to ensure victims can report sexual assaults and other crimes involving state military personnel remains alive following a legislative panel's unanimous vote Thursday.
Copyright 2014, Des Moines Register and Tribune Co. A solid majority of Iowans oppose raising the state's gasoline tax, although support for the idea is slowly increasing, according to The Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll.
Ned Chiodo filed a challenge with the Iowa Secretary of State arguing that Tony Bisignano lost his right to vote and hold office because of his most recent drunken driving conviction in January.
Promoting a healthy Iowa is a stated priority of Gov. Terry Branstad. No doubt, since he has retaken office health and wellness have been near the top of the governor's agenda.
The state Department of Corrections said staff at the Iowa Medical Classification Center responded to a disruptive inmate Wednesday morning in the Health Services Department.
The mid-March foreboding proved prophetic for measures dealing with traffic-camera regulations, texting while driving, minimum wage increases, voting rights for convicted felons and abortion services delivered via telemedicine that failed to survive this week's self-imposed legislative "funnel" deadline.
An Iowa Medical and Classification Center inmate died of natural causes on Sunday.
"It was complete and utter disbelief," Maria La France said she was shocked when she heard the decision from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.
Minors would no longer be able to buy or use e-cigarettes in Iowa under a bill approved by a legislative panel.