Why the mental health bills that just passed are a big deal

Peggy Huppert is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Iowa. -promoted by desmoinesdem Governor Kim…

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Governor Reynolds, please veto Farm Bureau/Wellmark monopoly bill

Jon Muller canceled his insurance policy after more than 20 years as a Farm Bureau member because of legislation that…

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Governor Reynolds, please veto Farm Bureau/Wellmark monopoly bill

Jon Muller canceled his insurance policy after more than 20 years as a Farm Bureau member because of legislation that…

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Incumbents retiring in two battleground GOP-held Iowa Senate districts

During the last week before the filing deadline, Republican State Senators Mark Chelgren and Rick Bertrand announced that they will…

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Trans health care islands are tenuous

Across the United States, trans health care is an unstable patchwork of “islands.” Nowhere is this more evident than in…

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“A corpse in Iowa would have more rights than women and girls”

Iowa Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen has been a champion of reproductive rights for years. Her plea to reject the…

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Iowa House Republicans prevent votes on gun restraining orders for mentally ill

Iowa House Republicans suppressed two attempts to consider legislation that would make it easier to temporarily remove firearms from individuals…

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A life that has led to advocacy

A personal commentary by Matt Chapman to coincide with the “Day on the Hill” for our state’s National Alliance on…

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Exclusive: Two health giants block Iowans from medical cannabis program

Doctors affiliated with Mercy Cedar Rapids and The Iowa Clinic are refusing to sign paperwork their patients need to register…

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When Iowa’s Republicans overturned rule on gun checks for mentally ill

After yet another mass murder involving an assault weapon made national news, Senator Chuck Grassley told reporters on February 15,…

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