Publishing Industry Heavy-Hitters Sue Iowa Over State’s New School Book-Banning Law

[ad_1] The nation’s largest publisher and several bestselling authors, including novelists John Green and Jodi Picoult, are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Iowa’s new law that bans public school libraries and classrooms from having practically any book that depicts sexual activity. The lawsuit is the second in the past week to challenge the … Read more

Haley and DeSantis Are Relying More on Outside Campaign Groups With Time Running Out to Stop Trump

[ad_1] Struggling to energize his campaign, DeSantis this week privately encouraged his donor network to support a newly formed super PAC that’s taking over advertising responsibilities. That’s after a leadership shakeup at the pro-DeSantis super PAC that for months has been handling the bulk of both his advertising and his get-out-the-vote operation. At the same … Read more

Iowa Teen Believed to Be Early Victim of California Serial Killer Identified After 49 Years

[ad_1] ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — An Iowa teen who is believed to be one of the earliest victims of a notorious California serial killer has been identified after 49 years. Long known simply as “John Doe,” the teen was identified Tuesday as Michael Ray Schlicht of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department in … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

[ad_1] Des Moines Register. November 21, 2023. Editorial: Iowa regents rolled over on DEI, so university presidents must resist ‘anti-woke’ attacks Regents praise DEI at Iowa colleges, then vote to slash it The board running Iowa’s public universities decided their diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, programs were bad and wasn’t about to let any … Read more

Bird Flu Still Taking Toll on Industry as 1.35 Million Chickens Are Being Killed on an Ohio Egg Farm

[ad_1] More than 1.3 million chickens are being slaughtered on an Ohio egg farm as the bird flu continues to take a toll on the industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said all 1.35 million chickens on the farm in Ohio’s Union County will be slaughtered to help limit the spread of the highly contagious … Read more

The Journey of Minnesota’s Rutt the Moose Is Tracked by a Herd of Fans

[ad_1] A herd of followers are tracking a moose on the loose in southern Minnesota, hoping the majestic animal’s journey ends safely after it was spotted Tuesday 140 miles (225 km) northwest of Minneapolis. Fans have been tracking the young male moose for weeks and posting updates on a Facebook page that as of Tuesday … Read more

Do Snitches Net Fishes? Scientists Turn Invasive Carp Into Traitors to Slow Their Great Lakes Push

[ad_1] LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wildlife officials across the Great Lakes are looking for spies to take on an almost impossible mission: stop the spread of invasive carp. Over the last five years, agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have employed a new seek-and-destroy strategy … Read more

Trump Returns to Iowa for Another Rally and Needles the State’s Governor for Endorsing DeSantis

[ad_1] FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will campaign Saturday in west-central Iowa as part of his fall push to sign up supporters and volunteers ahead of the state’s leadoff caucuses, now less than two months away. Trump is expected to headline an organizing rally in Fort Dodge, a GOP-leaning hub, the … Read more