- Jun 19, 2021
A senior high picture of Mollie Tibbetts, the 20-year-old college student slain while jogging in her Iowa hometown three years ago, remains pinned to the bulletin board of Angie Gritsch, the former youth minister at Tibbetts’ parish.
Getting vaccines to underserved populations in Iowa — immigrants, refugees, Hispanics, African Americans and other communities — needs to happen through their faith communities and other local groups they trust.
University of Iowa administrators can be held liable for monetary damages for improperly barring a Christian student group that rejects homosexual relationships, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a victory for religious conservatives on college campuses.
As congregations already were struggling with meeting restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic, a derecho caused millions of dollars of damage six months ago to religious centers across Iowa.
When Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds last week announced new coronavirus restrictions for Iowans, including broad mask-wearing requirements and restrictions on the size of gatherings, she excluded religious activities.
A private eastern Iowa college has announced it will remove a statue of the school’s founder after officials there learned new details about his slave-owning past.
The derecho storm that ravaged Iowa Aug. 10 caused an estimated $4 billion in damages.
More than 40,000 people in Iowa who have completed sentences for felony convictions have regained the right to vote and run for office because of an executive order signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.