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US: Iowa (News/Activism)

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  • Joni Ernst Accuses Pelosi Of Making 'An Attempt To Steal An Election'

    01/18/2022 6:20:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Forbes Breaking News ^ | 11/1/22 | Joni Ernst
    Miller-Meeks won her seat by 6 votes. Pelosi tried to overturn it in blatant grab.
  • JUST IN: Joni Ernst Accuses Pelosi Of Making 'An Attempt To Steal An Election' (Video)

    01/11/2022 2:45:34 PM PST · by EBH · 9 replies
    On the Senate floor, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) accused Speaker Pelosi of trying to "steal an election" of Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA). Video 8:58 long
  • Paying the Price: Nebraska gun law helped spark nation-leading prison growth

    01/09/2022 7:13:50 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 46 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | January 9, 2022 | Henry Cordes
    Nebraska's prison inmate population is growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, way out of sync with nearly every other state. And the smoking gun behind much of that growth — and the millions of dollars that those extra inmates are costing Nebraska taxpayers — is a 2009 state law that created new gun crimes and toughened penalties. The law also helped steer hundreds of offenders from federal prisons into the state system, adding to the tab for Nebraska taxpayers. As Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Legislature debate whether a new $230 million prison is needed to deal with...
  • Iowa Nursing Home Operator Forced Into Bankruptcy By “Crippling” Staff Shortages

    01/08/2022 8:39:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/08/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Here's just the latest example of why forcing health-care workers to get vaccines and boosters - like the State of New York is still doing - is an untenable policy at best, and a stepping stone to disaster at worse.Bloomberg reports that a chain of nursing homes in Iowa has just been forced into bankruptcy, placing even more strain on the creaking local health-care system, due to "crippling" staff shortages.Court documents reflect how the company, QHC Facilities LLC, which hosts a total of 750 beds across its 8 nursing homes and two assisted living facilities, has been devastated by the...
  • Iowa OSHA says it will not enforce vaccine mandate, regardless of court decision

    01/08/2022 11:53:06 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 35 replies
    KWWL ^ | 01/08/2022 | KWWL
    DES MOINES (KWWL) - Iowa OSHA, the body that regulates workplace safety in our state, has said it will not enforce the federal vaccine mandate, regardless of what the Supreme Court decides. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Friday regarding the Emergency Temporary Standard for all employers with over 100 employees to either be vaccinated or do regular COVID-19 testing. President Biden announced the plan in September but it has been slow to take hold due to several legal challenges.
  • Man’s plan to assassinate former presidents foiled by Cass County traffic stop, according to federal documents

    01/01/2022 4:50:03 PM PST · by devane617 · 43 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 01/01/2022
    A man who federal authorities believe was driving from Northern California to Washington, D.C. to kill several notable figures was instead arrested in Iowa. According to the criminal complaint from the United States District Court’s Southern District of Iowa, Kuachua Xiong was arrested along Interstate 80 in Cass County on Dec. 21. The complaint states a Cass County deputy saw Xiong driving erratically heading east on I-80 before pulling him over. Xiong told authorities his journey through Iowa started near Sacramento, California and was supposed to end in the nation’s capital. When he was pulled over, Xiong allegedly told the...
  • The basis for questioning if Chuck Grassley bought Speakership for Pat Grassley…and much more

    12/27/2021 1:24:11 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 7 replies
    The Iowa Standard ^ | 12/23/2021 | Jacob Hall
    The Hawkeye PAC has a history of contributing to state legislative candidates. But in 2018, it contributed only to Iowa House Republican candidates and contributed to 57 of them. It hadn’t made contributions to that many House Republican candidates since 2006, which is the year Pat Grassley won election to the Iowa House. And, back in 2006, there were a number of donations considerably smaller than what was given in 2018. In addition, the Hawkeye PAC contributed $70,000 directly to Linda Upmeyer’s campaign in 2018. At the time, Upmeyer was Speaker of the Iowa House. She announced in late September...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors in 10 States

    12/20/2021 9:31:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/20/2021 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    A federal judge in Missouri has issued a temporary hold on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors in 10 U.S. states while litigation plays out.“We just beat the Biden Administration in court again,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Twitter late Monday. “This afternoon, we obtained a preliminary injunction against the vaccine mandate on federal contractors, halting enforcement of that mandate in Missouri and the other states in our coalition.”The preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce, applies to Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Schmitt...
  • 'Unprecedented' December weather expected Wednesday, Tornado Watch issued (in Minnesota)

    12/15/2021 2:01:47 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 55 replies
    KSTP-TV (ABC Affiliate in Minneapolis-St Paul) ^ | 12/15/21 | Rebecca Omastiak - Staff Reporter
    Meteorologists are monitoring as a system with the potential for damaging winds and severe thunderstorms is moving into the region Wednesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued multiple advisories for the region, adding Wednesday's forecast hasn't been seen before in mid-December and is unprecedented. A Tornado Watch was issued for part of the KSTP viewing area shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Storms and high winds are expected to move in around 5 p.m. Tornado Watch now through 8 PM across southern/south-central MN & Iowa. A few tornadoes are still possible across SE MN and the metro as well as...
  • University of Iowa to Pay $1.9 Million for Discriminating against Christian Groups

    12/13/2021 9:09:30 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    Salem Web Network. ^ | December 9, 2021 | Michael Foust
    The Iowa State Appeal Board agreed Monday to pay a combined $1.93 million for attorney fees and damages in a pair of cases involving two Christian groups: Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, The Gazette newspaper reports.The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty represented both groups in the lawsuits alleging religious discrimination.At issue was a university requirement that groups affirm a human rights policy banning discrimination on the basis of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other classes.The controversy began when a gay student said he was refused a position within Business Leaders in Christ because he...
  • Council Bluffs teacher charged with terrorism

    12/07/2021 5:37:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Dec 2, 2021 | Mike Peterson
    (Council Bluffs) -- A Council Bluffs school district employee is accused of leaving threatening notes inside a school building. Council Bluffs Police say 37-year-old Katrina Marie Phelan turned herself in Wednesday on an arrest warrant for three counts of threats of terrorism. Each count is a class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Phelan is charged in connection with an investigation into a series of anonymous handwritten notes inside Abe Lincoln High School, where Phelan teaches. Each of the notes were reportedly found either in Phelan's classroom or by herself in various locations within the school....
  • Report: Wisconsin, Michigan Among Eight Governor Races Shifting Toward Republicans

    12/03/2021 4:51:43 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/03/2021 | Ashley Oliver
    Republicans are seeing improved prospects in eight states’ gubernatorial contests next year, according to the Cook Political Report. The nonpartisan outlet, which analyzes elections and is often used as a resource among campaigns, updated its ratings for 11 gubernatorial races this week and moved eight in a favorable direction for Republicans, while shifting three toward Democrats.
  • (Council) Bluffs, (Iowa) teacher accused of writing threatening notes no longer with district

    12/03/2021 5:03:28 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 11 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Dec. 1, 2021 | Alia Conley
    A Council Bluffs high school math teacher accused of writing anonymous notes left at the school threatening a school shooting is no longer with the district. Katrina Phelan, 37, turned herself in to authorities Wednesday after a warrant was issued for her arrest on three counts of threats of terrorism. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, police said. Officials said they had been investigating several notes found in Phelan’s classroom at Abraham Lincoln High School or found by Phelan herself in other locations at the school. The notes were handwritten and all made “reference to...

    12/02/2021 12:14:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 1, 2021 | Aidan Johnston
    In response to the recent tragedy in Oakland County, Michigan, what did the anti-gunners do? Following their standard course of action, they are politicizing the deaths of four high school teens in an attempt to undermine your constitutionally-protected rights. In fact, bowing to the will of their far-Left overlords, anti-gun senators are bringing H.R. 8 to the Senate floor—which is a bill to institute Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs). And to make matters worse, they are trying to do this by unanimous consent—without an actual vote. Please, contact your Senators and make sure they know you’re opposed to H.R. 8...
  • I do... again! 98-year-old veteran and wife who were forced to abandon their dream wedding so he could go to war FINALLY get their fairy tale ceremony 77 YEARS after they first tied the knot

    12/01/2021 3:14:28 PM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/2021 | Emma Dunn and Lillian Gissen
    A couple in their 90s - who weren't able to celebrate when they first got married 77 years ago - were finally able to have the wedding they always dreamed of, thanks to their hospice-carers. Devoted couple Royce and Frankie King, both 98, didn't have wedding photos taken when they first tied the knot on September 16, 1944 - since they had to squeeze in their nuptials before Royce went off to fight in the war. Back in 1944, Frankie, who didn't even have time to get a wedding gown, wore a white dress she already owned, while Royce donned...
  • 15 Republican Governors Launch ‘Operation Open Road’ to Fix Supply Chain Snarl

    11/27/2021 5:14:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 24, 2021 | The Epoch Times
    Fifteen Republican governors, led by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, have launched “Operation Open Road,” an initiative that seeks to ease the U.S. supply chain crunch through a range of state and federal measures, including calling on the Biden administration to remove “burdensome” regulations on the trucking industry and to suspend President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers. Lee announced the start of the operation in a statement on Nov. 22, the same day that he signed an executive order (pdf) deregulating critical trucking functions in Tennessee. “Republican governors across the country have committed to doing everything we can to...
  • Charles City teacher allegedly refused to let students leave room when reading transgender story, placed on leave

    11/24/2021 6:02:40 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 39 replies
    The Iowa Standard ^ | 11/20/21 | Jacob Hall
    The school called every single family that was affected, vowing to be “totally transparent,” according to the Charles City Press. However, parents who have spoken to The Iowa Standard said there was no mention of the fact students were not allowed to leave the room when they asked during the reading. The Charles City Press reports there will be a special board meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the matter. The district told The Charles City Press two teachers are on leave and being investigated. One parent downloaded the story and listened to it. “It’s pretty intense,” the parent said. “The...
  • Three Foreign Billionaires Finance the Dem Dark Money Machine

    11/22/2021 5:21:15 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | Nov 23, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Swiss human experimenter, a Hungarian Nazi collaborator, and an Iranian tech tycoon walk into Washington D.C. What do you call them? The absentee owners of the Democrat Party. It’s not a joke. Unfortunately it’s grimly serious. Politico recently reported that the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the leading dark money machine of the Left, had pumped $410 million into Dem 2020 efforts to defeat Trump and Republicans. The Sixteen Thirty Fund had raised a record $390 million that year and half the money came from just 4 donors. While the names of the donors are secret, the article did note the...
  • Judge: Iowa Medicaid denial of sex change surgery unlawful

    11/22/2021 3:48:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 22, 2021 | By DAVID PITT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday. Judge William Kelly ordered the Iowa Department of Human Services to provide coverage for sex reassignment surgeries when ordered to treat gender dysphoria, a psychological distress that results from an incongruence between one’s sex assigned at birth and one’s gender identity. It often begins in childhood, and some people may not experience it until after puberty or much later, according to the American Psychiatric Association....
  • Trump tops Biden by 11 points in new Iowa poll

    11/14/2021 12:47:42 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/14/21 | Jackie Salo
    Former President Trump beat out President Biden by 11 points in a hypothetical faceoff in Iowa, according to a poll. If such a rematch were held in 2024, 51 percent of likely voters would support Trump, and 40 percent said they would back Biden, a Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll showed Saturday. Another 4 percent said they would not vote for either candidate and the remaining 5 percent were not sure. When the candidates faced off in 2020, Trump defeated Biden by about 8 percentage points, carrying the state with 53 percent of the votes