The last time Marlon Graham Sr. was allowed to vote, he cast his vote for Barack Obama while he was living in Minnesota. Continue reading “Thousands on parole still can’t vote”
Many Iowans have found themselves facing eviction from their homes as small claims courts across the state have resumed hearings, and as state and federal protections for renters have expired. Continue reading “If are facing eviction in Iowa, here are some ways to get help”
To help figure out the U.S. citizenship status of every adult living in the country, the Trump administration has made agreements to accumulate driver’s license and state identification card information from states including Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and South Dakota, NPR has learned. Continue reading “IA, NE, SD, SC Share Driver’s License Info To Help Identify Who’s A Citizen”
As they await Gov. Kim Reynolds’ promised executive order on restoring felon voting rights, key Iowa legislators doubt she’ll have the last word on the issue.
Deciding whether to send your children back to the school building in the Fall, home school, or opt for online learning has been a difficult one for many Iowa families. Continue reading “How do divorced parents decide on their child’s return to school?”
Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in Iowa and under federal law, but Des Moines officials on Monday took steps to make marijuana possession law enforcement’s lowest priority. Continue reading “Des Moines studies decriminalization, here’s what you should know”
The Republican-led legislature passed the bill allowing guns in public in early June, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed it into law June 25, and the law went into effect July 1. Continue reading “Officials Grapple With New IA Law Allowing Guns In Public”
New IA Laws – Starting Wednesday, Iowans will be free to carry guns in courthouses — but not in courtrooms, and they also could face harsher punishments for animal cruelty.
Protesters in Iowa demanding changes to marijuana laws, from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City to Des Moines, have an ally in Sen. Joe Bolkcom of Johnson County. Continue reading “IA officials and substance prevention specialist work to remedy marijuana arrest disparities”
The Iowa legislature has unanimously passed a police reform bill — responding to the police misconduct the nation saw when a bystander in Minneapolis videotaped the death of George Floyd. Continue reading “IA Passes Police Reform Plan”