DES MOINES - A little-used technology that could have settled a disputed Northeast Iowa Statehouse race months earlier now will be required in every Iowa county under a measure signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Most tax laws carry the same odds: Some will win, others will lose.
Iowa should fix medical marijuana law
The Iowa Legislature’s tepid entry into the medical marijuana field is so typically Iowa.
Federal judge rules Iowa’s ‘ag-gag’ law unconstitutional
DES MOINES — Iowa’s controversial “ag-gag” law, which makes undercover investigations by journalists, food safety and labor advocates at slaughterhouses and factory farms illegal, is unconstitutional because it violates free
Breaking the law: Iowa State Patrol nabbing more 100 mph
CASCADE, Iowa — An Iowa State Patrol trooper stopped a woman driving 104 mph on U.S. 151 near Cascade this week.
Local residents learn about upcoming changes to Iowa's guardianship laws
A Vietnam veteran with severe substance abuse and mental health problems was fleeced for 30 years by two lawyers, both of whom since have been disbarred.
Federal judge rules Iowa's 'ag-gag' law unconstitutional
2012 state law banned undercover probes at ag facilities Corn is harvested on a farm in rural Marion on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette) Trish Mehaffey Iowa’s controversial “ag-gag” law, which makes undercover investigations by journalists, food safety and labor advocates at slaughterhouses and factory farms illegal, is unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights, a federal judge ruled Wednesday The “ agriculture…
New laws in Virginia raise age for tobacco sales, add new rules on the road
Beginning July 1, Virginia retailers will be prohibited from selling nicotine products to individuals under 21.
California adds new rules for planned power shutoffs under laws signed by Newsom [Los Angeles Times]
Oct. 3–SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday to tighten the rules for utility power shutoffs as California grapples with more frequent planned outages when potentially dangerous wildfire conditions exist. The new requirements call for investor-owned utilities to cre
California just added 15 tough new gun laws. So why do local police keep turning to the feds?
California has some of the nation’s strongest gun control laws. But local police in California increasingly are turning to federal authorities for help prosecuting gun crimes. The reason: Fel…
Already making impact, collective bargaining law headed before Iowa Supreme Court
DES MOINES — Iowa’s new collective bargaining law has a date this week with the Iowa Supreme Court.
How law enforcement tracks mail bombers
The search begins for whoever's responsible for sending bombs to CNN, former presidents, and others.
New Iowa anti-harassment rules could keep public in dark
DES MOINES, Iowa — New rules about sexual harassment of Iowa state government workers could make it tougher for taxpayers to learn about such cases and what the state is
Learn about Beef Quality Assurance
New requirements for certification in the Beef Quality Assurance program are now in place for beef farmers who sell fed cattle across the United States to certain processors. Announcements were
Barclay Damon adds 20 attorneys from law firm that recently dissolved
Syracuse–based Barclay Damon has added 20 new attorneys to its offices in New York City and Boston and a new office in New Haven, Connecticut. The new lawyers previously worked for a Virginia firm that dissolved in August. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN file photo) SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Barclay Damon LLP has added 20 attorneys who previously worked for a Richmond, Virginia–based law firm that recently dissolved…
Top New Iowa Laws That Take Effect July 1
A number of laws take effect when the new fiscal year starts July 1. Here are some of our favorites.
North Korea hints at detailed security assurance plan from US
North Korea gave the United States its long-awaited response Tuesday on the revival of denuclearization talks, but warned that without any concessions there could be another stalemate. Hours after the announcement, the regime fired two unidentified projectiles toward the East Sea, inviting speculation as to its intentions. The North’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said Monday that the country is will...
What are Minnesota's new highway laws?
Minnesotans saw several new driving-related laws take effect Thursday, Aug. 1. In addition to the hands-free cellphone driving law, Gov. Tim Walz signed the “left lane” bill into law this
Q&A: How new law, government shutdown can impact tax season
Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky.
Palatine official wants assurances children will learn English at proposed day care
A Ukranian couple received a thumbs-up Tuesday from Palatine's advisory plan commission for a proposed day-care center in a renovated office building, but not before an official wanted assurances that children would learn English at the facility.
Why do we live under the tyranny of Iowa and New Hampshire?
Woe be to the candidate who doesn't properly genuflect to those two states.