ACLU challenges Medicaid coverage exclusions for transgender Iowans

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa has filed a second lawsuit charging that state government violates the civil rights…

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Union-backed candidates win many Iowa school board seats

Candidates backed by Iowa’s largest teachers union did well in the first school board elections since Republican lawmakers and the…

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Pete Buttigieg on how Democrats can “flip the script”

“It is time for Democrats to stop treating the presidency like it’s the only office that matters,” said South Bend,…

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Former Iowa prison nurse files landmark transgender rights lawsuit

A former prison nurse has filed Iowa’s first transgender rights case since state lawmakers and the governor added gender identity…

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Austin Frerick launches Democratic campaign in IA-03

Declaring that “economic concentration is the fundamental issue of our time,” Austin Frerick launched his candidacy for Congress in Iowa’s…

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Early votes and tv ads: the latest news from Iowa House district 82

On August 8, Iowans in three counties will elect either Democrat Phil Miller or Republican Travis Harris to succeed the…

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Weekend thread: Best and worst Iowa reactions to Trump’s transgender ban

Keeping track of this administration’s scandals would be a full-time job. President Donald Trump has already spent 58 days of…

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Seven pitches for seven Iowa Democratic candidates for governor

If you haven’t had a chance to hear directly from the Democrats running for governor, Bleeding Heartland has you covered…

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Weekend open thread: New Iowa Democratic Party leadership edition

Following a less acrimonious campaign than what unfolded in December and January, the Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee voted…

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Meet Austin Frerick, who may run for Congress in IA-03

“This is what I think Democrats need to be talking about,” wrote Austin Frerick yesterday, sharing the link to his…

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