A Des Moines man has filed a lawsuit alleging that Windsor Heights is relying on a controversial interpretation of Iowa's public records law to block him from obtaining police video he says would show his vehicle was illegally stopped and searched.
An officer from Iowa's transportation department did not have legal authority to issue a speeding ticket to a 16-year-old driver, Polk County District Court Associate Judge Heather Lauber ruled Thursday. The decision dismissing the ticket against Peyton Atzen, a student at Southeast Polk High School, is likely to be appealed.
Doug Krejci's effort to use the University of Iowa's 2008 flood footage for an upcoming documentary is being blocked by state officials who say copyright overrides public records. The rare argument, if successful, could not only impede Krejci's effort to raise public awareness of the disaster but also dismantle the state's public records law, government transparency experts claim.
Records used last month to inform the public of damage to a state-owned airplane piloted by Iowa State University President Steven Leath last year have been removed from websites by the school or its foundation. Leath had pledged in an interview "to be as open and transparent as possible" about questions surrounding his use of university planes.
Iowa is unable to provide data to back up Gov. Terry Branstad's claims that says a controversial move to privatize Medicaid has resulted in thousands of additional contracts with medical providers, a Des Moines Register investigation has found.
Iowa agreed Monday to pay more than $465,000 to settle two medical malpractice claims, sparking questions about how its legal strategies compare to other states with university-run hospitals. In the biggest payout, the Iowa Appeal Board agreed to pay the estate of Rebecca Martin $315,000 to settle claims that hospital staff were negligent during a 2012 exploratory procedure that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
The Des Moines Register was on Friday nominated for three Upper Midwest Emmy Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Oct. 29 in Bloomington, Minn. An full-length documentary about the loss of thousands of Iowa school districts produced by Jason Clayworth, reporter; Rodney White, producer and Charlie Litchfield, producer.
A court won't be asked to review what some believe is an illegal sentence a teacher received in July that allows him to avoid prison after being convicted of a sex crime against a child, a county attorney in northwest Iowa says.
A controversial and relatively recent interpretation of Iowa law that state government says gives it the right to keep secret virtually any record related to police investigations is the focus Thursday of a free public panel discussion in Des Moines. That law allows investigative reports to remain confidential during an ongoing investigation.
DES MOINES | Iowa's public records law lists 67 exemptions when records may be withheld. The investigative file exemption has historically been viewed to be applicable to ongoing cases and specifically to the report itself, not public records that were gathered as part of the investigation.
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Selecting a term
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