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The Trump administration is rescinding guidance issued by its predecessor on the rights of transgender students to use bathrooms based on the gender with which they identify. The move reverses guidance the Obama administration publicized in May 2016, which said a federal law known as Title IX protects that right. The Justice and Education departments said Wednesday the Obama documents do not "contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the position is consistent with the express…
02.23 / 02:21
kwit.org
33% of Iowans think hiring national companies to run Medicaid has been a bad change; 54% are unsure about…
02.23 / 02:19
press-citizen.com
Legislation aimed at forcing a crackdown on Iowa employers who hire undocumented immigrants advanced Wednesday in the Iowa Senate, despite complaints it would foster an unwelcoming environment for all i…
02.23 / 02:19
press-citizen.com
Legislation intended to prevent the sale of fetal body parts cleared the Iowa Senate Human Resources Committee Wednesday, although some Democratic lawmakers contended the issue is already addressed by federal…
02.23 / 02:19
press-citizen.com
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017: REGISTER YOUNG: Iowans could register to vote at age 17, six months younger than current law allows, under…
02.23 / 02:14
thegazette.com
A proposal by Iowa Senate Republicans would allow the governor to appoint all the people who nominate judges — removing from judicial nominating commissions the lawyers elected by…
02.23 / 02:14
thegazette.com
The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed lower court rulings in dismissing two cases challenging the legality of automated traffic cameras in Cedar Rapids. In both cases — Marla Leaf vs.…
02.23 / 02:14
thegazette.com
DES MOINES — Iowa’s medical cannabis program would be extended and dramatically expanded under legislation that received its first hearing Wednesday at the state Capitol. A…
02.23 / 02:14
thegazette.com
The victim is fighting to receive the full amount of the hush money, and Hastert wants the money back that he'd already…
02.23 / 02:04
wqad.com
WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Donald Trump issued new guidelines today, rescinding former President Obama’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender students. In May 2016, Obama instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity. He threatened to withhold federal funding if they should force transgender kids to use bathrooms against their will. Today, the Trump administration withdrew that guidance, saying the …
02.23 / 02:04
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Rock Rapids, Iowa– A manufacturing plant was damaged in a fire on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Rock Rapids. According to…
02.23 / 02:04
kiwaradio.com
SIOUX CITY | The extended taste of spring-like weather was nice, but Siouxlanders knew winter hadn't yet had its last…
02.23 / 02:04
siouxcityjournal.com
NORA SPRINGS | A pickup reported stolen in Mason City was found Wednesday afternoon halfway down a steep embankment overlooking the Winnebago…
02.23 / 02:04
globegazette.com
In the waning years of the Civil War, advertisements like this began appearing in newspapers around the country: " INFORMATION WANTED By a mother concerning her children . "Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, who now resides in Marysville, California was formerly owned to-gether with her children, vis: Lydia, William, Allen, and Parker, by one John Petty, who lived about six miles from the town of Woodbury, Franklin County, Tenneesee. At that time she was the the wife of Sandy Rucker, and was…
02.23 / 01:11
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Local law enforcement officers are arresting people who chose not to evacuate federal land near part of the Dakota Access Pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp, which is on a flat area north of the Cannonball River. He cited flooding concerns. Protesters supporting members of the Standing Rock Sioux, many of whom believe the pipeline's route under a section of the…
02.23 / 01:11
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At the Oscars this weekend, one spotlight will shine on African-American women in the space race, thanks to the movie Hidden Figures , which is nominated for three academy awards, including best picture. Dr. Mae Jemison made history in this field as the first African-American woman in space, as part of the crew on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992. Jemison tells NPR's Ari Shapiro she welcomes this new interest in women and minorities who broke boundaries in space because those people were…
02.23 / 01:11
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt9wGO6l8TA When you win an election, opposition can seem kind of, well, manufactured. Asked about the protests facing members of Congress back home this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, "Some people are clearly upset, but there is a bit of professional protester, manufactured base in there." It turns out, that's not far off from how the Obama team reacted when protests erupted at town halls in the Summer of 2009. "Well, I think what you've…
02.23 / 01:11
kwit.org
In the waning years of the Civil War, advertisements like this began appearing in newspapers around the country: " INFORMATION WANTED By a mother concerning her children . "Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, who now resides in Marysville, California was formerly owned to-gether with her children, vis: Lydia, William, Allen, and Parker, by one John Petty, who lived about six miles from the town of Woodbury, Franklin County, Tenneesee. At that time she was the the wife of Sandy Rucker, and was…
02.23 / 01:07
iowapublicradio.org
CEDAR RAPIDS — A criminalist testified Wednesday the 11 shell casings and bullets found at a southeast Cedar Rapids home after two people were fatally shot in 2014 came from the same…
02.23 / 01:04
thegazette.com
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface…
02.23 / 01:04
thegazette.com