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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Here First

A Polk County judge has ruled the state can no longer block Medicaid coverage for transgender Iowans seeking medically necessary gender-affirming surgeries. An Iowa-based newspaper chain is facing a buyout bid from a hedge fund that has a history of cutting jobs at other newspapers it has acquired. Plus, health experts in the state are warning Iowans that this year’s flu season could be severe.

Clay Masters is Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host and lead political reporter.