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Wednesday, December 7th, 2022


The top Democrat in the Iowa Senate says the new Republican super-majority means all Republicans will have to be in agreement to confirm the governor’s appointments to state agencies and commissions. A suspended Des Moines Public Schools student was arrested with a loaded gun at a middle school. Plus, a new federal licensure designation could be a lifeline for rural hospitals at risk of closing but some are concerned about how it could affect rural healthcare.

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