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Thursday, August 18th, 2022


A Polk County judge has scheduled a hearing in October on the governor’s push to reinstate Iowa’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban. A few Democrats took turns on the political soapbox at the Iowa State Fair on Wednesday. Plus, federal officials are reporting a drop in the number of Iowans hospitalized who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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