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GOP candidate wants libraries to out kids who check out LGBTQ books

He also wants the person who ordered the book to stand trial in front of the board. A conservative Republican running for the school board in Waukee, Iowa has a radical plan for fighting diversity and education. Vin Thaker, part of a conservative slate trying to take over the board, wants to out children whoContinue reading “GOP candidate wants libraries to out kids who check out LGBTQ books”

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Sanders Calls John Deere Threat to Take Away Striking Workers’ Health Coverage ‘Beyond Outrageous’

“Workers must be allowed to keep their healthcare during the strike,” said the Vermont senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders was among the labor advocates in Congress on Tuesday who condemned reports that farm equipment manufacturer John Deere plans to force 10,000 striking workers and their families off their health insurance plans next week—a punitive measure toContinue reading “Sanders Calls John Deere Threat to Take Away Striking Workers’ Health Coverage ‘Beyond Outrageous’”

States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota marked a notable shift duringContinue reading “States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge”

Trump supporter pleads guilty after firing his gun into car full of Black girls

A supporter of former President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury after he fired multiple shots into a car filled with Black girls last year. Local news station KCCI reports that 26-year-old Michael McKinney is now admitting to “causing the occupants to fear serious injury from my action”Continue reading “Trump supporter pleads guilty after firing his gun into car full of Black girls”

Iowa man sentenced to 10 years in prison after assault over face mask

A man in Iowa on Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years in prison for assaulting a man over a face mask dispute in November. Shane Wayne Michael, 42, was convicted by a jury last month of willful injury causing serious injury, the Des Moines Register reports. The fight between Michael and another man, identified as Mark Dinning,Continue reading “Iowa man sentenced to 10 years in prison after assault over face mask”

Iowa rejects U.S. request to help house migrant children

Need to find homes ’is the president’s problem,’ Reynolds tells radio audience Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she has rejected a federal request to accept migrant children into the state, saying the need to find homes for them “is the president’s problem.” Reynolds told WHO-AM radio that her priority is the health and safetyContinue reading “Iowa rejects U.S. request to help house migrant children”

Iowa governor signs bill allowing permitless purchase, carry of handguns

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Friday signed a bill that allows people to purchase and carry handguns in the state without a permit. “Today I signed legislation that protects the 2nd Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals,” Reynolds wrote in a statement. “We will neverContinue reading “Iowa governor signs bill allowing permitless purchase, carry of handguns”

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law shortening Iowa’s early and Election Day voting

Four months after Iowans voted in record numbers, Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed legislation cutting the state’s early voting period and closing the polls an hour earlier on Election Day. The Iowa Legislature passed the measure and sent it to Reynolds’ desk late last month. Every Republican present for debate in the House and Senate voted forContinue reading “Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law shortening Iowa’s early and Election Day voting”