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”
Two days before the Legislature returned to Iowa’s Capitol, while nightly vigils were being waged against the senseless Minneapolis police killing of an unarmed black man, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new law that will expand racial disparities in Iowa. Continue reading “Reynolds signs a law that will expand racial disparities in IA”
As Iowans try to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, more families are facing issues related to child custody arrangements. Continue reading “Custody Issues Increase As Iowans Try To Avoid Virus”
The onset of the novel COVID-19 pandemic forced a halt to the right to a speedy trial as well as several cases being heard throughout the county, creating a backlog of hearings for attorneys. Continue reading “IA courts working through backlog caused by COVID-19”