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“Doctor Drain” Threatens Rural Health Care in Iowa

Iowa’s legislature and rural communities have yet to address the root causes of the doctor shortage in the state, including incentives for young rural Iowans to take the plunge into medical school.

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Iowa Violence Victims May Pay a Price for Budget Shortfalls

Iowans facing domestic violence are currently able to access crisis counseling and shelters. But if the state doesn’t find a way to maintain $4 million in funding, all that could change.

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Iowa Becomes Battleground in Fight for Marriage Equality

Iowa’s next turn in the national spotlight begins today, when the state Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage.

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Behind Nebraska’s Abandoned Kids, A National Shortage of Mental Health Care

The state of Nebraska faces a situation most parents can’t comprehend. At last count 34 children, ranging in age from 20 months to 17 years, have been left at Nebraska hospitals under the auspices of a vaguely written “Safe Haven” law.

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Huckabee Robocalls Iowans to Ask About Abortion Views

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee robocalls Iowans to identify politically active opponents of abortion and to request contributions.

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What the Bible Tells Us About Sarah Palin’s Future

GOP faithful have been debating whether the party should move to the proverbial political center or embrace the conservatism of Gov. Sarah Palin. What has gone unnoticed is that support for Palin is a repudiation of the Bible.

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In Election ’08, “Pro-Life” Not Enough for Iowa GOP

In Iowa, social conservatism — especially as it pertains to issues of reproductive health and abortion — seemed to carry less sway than in elections past.

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Iowa Supreme Court: Postpartum Depression Should Have Been Disclosed in Murder Trial

An Iowa Supreme Court decision confirms that legal counsel for Heidi Anfinson was ineffective for not presenting evidence and investigating Anfinson’s claims of postpartum depression.

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Iowa Commission Focuses on Issues Facing Women Statewide

A group of Iowans focused on addressing challenges facing women statewide understands abortion in the context of many other reproductive health and kitchen table issues.

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McCain’s Surprising Sarah Palin Selection

Give McCain credit for surprising everyone, including many in the GOP. But who is Sarah Palin?

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