One Year After Executive Order Restored Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions, Most Haven't Registered To Vote
One year after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order restoring voting rights to an estimated 35,000 to 45,000 Iowans with past felony convictions, about 5,000 of the newly eligible individuals have registered to vote. Voting rights advocates say the state should put more effort into reaching people to let them know they can vote.
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West Des Moines-based UnityPoint Health is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees. It's the latest health care organization to require the shot.
As part of our Leaving Afghanistan series, host Ben Kieffer remembers the life of Navy Seal Jon Tumilson with Tumilson's sister Joy Tumilson McMeekan. Tumilson's helicopter was shot down while serving in Afghanistan. He was one of 30 Americans killed on August 6, 2011.
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Iowans are no longer required to get a permit to purchase or carry a handgun after changes to the state's gun laws took effect Thursday.
The legislative fruits of 2020’s demonstrations against police violence offers more protection to police and harsher penalties for protest-related charges.
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