Iowa State News
Breastfeeding moms plan Nurse-In at the state capitol
Nurse-In is scheduled to be held at the state capitol in Des Moines today as part of a nationwide effort to bring a better awareness to public breastfeeding laws and end public breastfeeding discrimination. State coordinator Amber Schwickerath of Charles City says those involved in the Nationwide Nurse-In want to make a statement. “We are […]Full Post...
Iowa Senator works with counterpart from Missouri on military sexual assault bill
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Red Oak, joined with Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri Thursday to introduce legislation they say will continue the effort to stop sexual assaults in the military. Ernst, a retired member of the Iowa National Guard, says their bill looks to stop retaliation for those soldiers who report sexual […]Full Post...
Impasse over DOT budget a hurdle to concluding 2016 legislative session
The Iowa DOT’s request for an extra $9.7 million to cover negotiated salary increases is one of the sticking points that remains as lawmakers struggle to conclude the 2016 legislative session. Republican House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake says House Republicans have asked the DOT to find ways to reconfiguring its own budget, “to accommodate […]Full Post...
GOP exploring Planned Parenthood ‘defunding’ alternative
A compromise may be in the works over where Medicaid patients in Iowa can get family planning services after July 1. House Republicans have been pushing to prevent any tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. About 30,000 Iowa Medicaid patients got contraceptives and reproductive health exams this past year at Planned Parenthood. Republican House […]Full Post...
Amber Alert issued for missing Washington, Iowa 17-year-old
Iowa authorities are asking residents in Georgia and Florida to be on the look-out for a missing 17-year-old from eastern Iowa who may be with a convicted sex offender. Seventeen-year-old Dominique Nicole Lloyd of Washington, Iowa, was reported missing last Saturday. Authorities say she was recently spotted in Georgia. An “Amber Alert” was issued shortly […]Full Post...
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