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Iowa school district paying $20K to settle gender policy lawsuit

MARION, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school board has reached an agreement resolving a lawsuit over a now-rescinded district policy that allowed students to request a gender support plan to begin socially transitioning at school, without the permission of their parents. Linn-Mar Community Schools' ...

Jury convicts Iowa police chief of lying to feds to acquire machine guns

The police chief of a small Iowa town was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday of lying to federal authorities to acquire machine guns prosecutors say he sold for his own profit. The jury convicted Adair Police Chief Brad Wendt, 47, of conspiring to make false statements to the federal Bureau ...

Iowa boy who was struck by SUV while sledding dies

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa boy has died, days after his sled crossed in front of an SUV and was struck. The Iowa State Patrol said 13-year-old Adam McWherter was injured Jan. 10 while sledding at his home in the eastern Iowa town of Anamosa. He was struck when the sled went into a ...

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, oldest member of Senate, hospitalized with infection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, has been hospitalized in the Washington area with an infection and is receiving antibiotic infusions, his office said Tuesday. Grassley, 90, will return to work "as soon as possible following doctors' orders," ...

Feeling caucus confusion? Your guide to how Iowa works

WASHINGTON (AP) — The race for the White House officially begins in less than two weeks, and despite some prolonged jockeying over the election calendar, the long primary season will once again begin in Iowa with a caucus process that has served as the lead-off voting event since the ...

Santa saves Iowa nativity scene from removal over constitutional concerns

TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — A Santa figure saved an Iowa fire department's nativity scene from being shut down following complaints that the display might violate the U.S. Constitution. The display in the central Iowa city of Toledo was moved to a retired firefighter's nearby lawn last week after an ...

Iowa man found not guilty of first-degree murder in infant son’s death

IOWA FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has found an Iowa man not guilty of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in the 2021 death of his infant son. Judge Bethany Currie wrote that Nicholas Edward Cox, of Iowa Falls, mishandled his 6-month-old baby, Kaeggin, the day the child died ...