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Investigative Reporter — Des Moines Register

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Ankeny event rallies behind family's fight against cancer

desmoinesregister.com — Jennifer Holm's fight for life - not her advocacy for medically assisted suicide - was on center court Tuesday at an Ankeny tennis tournament. The reason: A fundraiser and a bit of student awareness.

The Stuffed Olive: Distinctive, delightful and delicious

desmoinesregister.com — The Stuffed Olive is a great site for a date or maybe just for a classy drink or two with a friend. It has lots going for it: Located in Des Moines' entertainment district, it is just steps from the Civic Center as well as the popular crowd-pleasers along Court Avenue.

Register's ‘Lost Schools’ named best documentary

desmoinesregister.com — The Des Moines Register's "Lost Schools" project has been awarded the top 2016 prize in documentary films by the Iowa Motion Picture Association. The Register's full-length documentary chronicles the struggles caused by the systematic closure of thousands of Iowa districts, including the Corwith-Wesley district, which in 2015 while filming became the 4,316th district to shutter in Iowa since 1950.

Lawsuit alleges widespread Iowa forfeiture violations

desmoinesregister.com — A federal lawsuit accuses Pottawattamie County law enforcement officers of committing widespread constitutional violations when stopping motorists and seizing cash, including targeting out-of-state vehicles and fabricating evidence in at least one case.

Iowa hospital's secret volunteer list could be illegal

desmoinesregister.com — An Iowa board will vote on a recommendation to pursue action against a public hospital for keeping its volunteer lists secret. The issue centers on a nine-month battle between Crawford County Memorial Hospital and Richard "Rich" Knowles. The Denison resident is seeking hospital volunteer driver records that he believes may help confirm whether some have criminal histories such as sexual abuse.

Advocates rallying forces in death-with-dignity debate

desmoinesregister.com — COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia. - In a downtown library in Council Bluffs, Iowa Right to Life director Jenifer Bowen says efforts under "Where they're starting (with legislation) is not where it's going to end," Bowen tells the small audience.

Is Prairie Meadows a nonprofit?

desmoinesregister.com — A federal audit into whether Prairie Meadows, a casino with annual revenue of $2.2 billion, is improperly organized as a nonprofit group will be the subject of a private board meeting Friday, the group's attorney confirmed Thursday.

‘Misclassified’ Iowa senior gets his $5K back

desmoinesregister.com — A Cedar Rapids man who federal officials say was misclassified as a contract worker received a $5,000 reimbursement this week from his former employer for back taxes he says Iowa tax collectors never should have demanded he pay.

Lawmakers respond to egg inspection suspensions

desmoinesregister.com — The Register reached out via email to each of the 36 legislators on the Senate or House agriculture committees in response to the suspended inspections, inquiring whether that lawmaker was planning to take any action or further review the issue. Eleven responded. . . . Here are their responses: "Thank you for your email.

Iowa’s suspended egg inspections: Lawmakers shrug

desmoinesregister.com — The yearlong and ongoing suspension of Iowa's egg facility inspections made public last week has raised little concern for consumer health among the state's top-ranking agricultural lawmakers, members of both parties said.
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Apr 27, 2016

RT @timeinch: A must watch for Iowans. Bravo @CharlieLitch @JasonClayworth & @rod@rodneywhiteost Schools' named best documentary https://t.…<a title="http://dmreg.co/1NjiIhY" href="https://t.co/jl9AqAoUxO" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dmreg.co/1NjiIhY

Apr 17, 2016

RT @DMRegister: When it comes to "death with dignity," advocates debate words as much as issues. dmreg.co/1TXY7RI

Apr 17, 2016

Medically assisted suicide debate in Iowa heats up: "They don't have the right to decide my fate." dmreg.co/1Sg9i5U via @DMRegister


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