Ex-Iowa official says he objected to paying governor staffer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa state official, whose affinity for lauding rapper Tupac Shakur to colleagues drew attention after he was unexpectedly asked to resign, said Wednesday he had objec...

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Donald Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, bu...

Iowa Supreme Court takes a right turn under Gov. Reynolds

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds is transforming the Iowa Supreme Court from one that leaned left to a solidly conservative body, prompting concerns that it could erode past rulings on social...

Iowa sued over prohibition on Medicaid for gender surgery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a new state law that prohibits the use of Medicaid funding for gender reassignment surgery. ...

US farmers who sell to China feel pain of Beijing's tariffs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — China's announcement Monday of higher tariffs on $60 billion of American exports — retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese goods — hit a particular...

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy proudly notes its status as a national leader in wind power. That's why some find it jarring to learn the Des Moines-based company is pushing f...

Judge frees Palestinian man from 2-year immigration hold

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Palestinian man who was jailed in Iowa for two years while immigration authorities tried to secure permission to deport him has been released after a federal judge ruled he h...

US farmers store record soybean crop as China dispute weighs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — American farmers still working to get out their remaining soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are struggling to figure out what to do with a record crop now their t...

Audit: Iowa Medicaid savings barely half what was projected

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa saved $126 million this year from privatizing its Medicaid system, barely half what former Gov. Terry Branstad projected when he forced the change in 2016, according to an...

Steve King unflinching, determined after narrow House win

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After eking out a narrow election victory after allegations he had met white supremacists, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King promised Wednesday to even more forcefully state his ...

Iowa governor's race turns on whether Democrat is too rich

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Coming from Republicans, whose party celebrates wealth and praises President Donald Trump for his ability to turn a profit, the criticism of wealthy Iowa Democratic governor ca...

Judge ruling in Iowa abortion case could spur federal suit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An organization that fights against rape, incest or fetal abnormality exceptions in abortion-related legislation said Thursday it plans to challenge Iowa's fetal heartbeat bill...

Lawyer for Iowa officials in gay discrimination case quits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawyer fighting a discrimination lawsuit against Iowa officials is withdrawing from the case. George LaMarca has billed Iowa taxpayers nearly $1 million to ...

2 black men sue Des Moines police, alleging racial profiling

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two young black men filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that they were racially profiled by two white Des Moines police officers who pulled over their car for no apparent reason an...

Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals...