DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - About 750 Iowa residents signed up for private insurance on the federal government's enrollment website during October and November. The government says nearly 13,000 applications have been completed on the website for insurance to cover roughly 25,000 people.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - State records show the Iowa Juvenile Home continued to keep children in isolation cells for extended periods despite concerns raised by advocacy groups and several investigations. Governor Terry Branstad says the home in Toledo will be closed by January. Children staying there will be moved and workers will be laid off.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police a man who was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night in Des Moines is suspected of earlier attacking someone in a nearby home. Just minutes before the train killed Lopez Webster, someone matching his description entered a nearby home and stabbed a man.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa City is moving closer to making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a school holiday. The school board has voted to have administrators look into how they could reschedule activities planned for January 20th so the district could cancel classes that day.
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