Former Iowa State Official Wins $1.5M In Discrimination CaseA jury has awarded a former state workers' compensation commissioner $1.5 million, concluding the state and former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against him because he's gay and that a pay cut was retaliation for refusing to quit. Jurors in the civil trial found Monday that Chris Godfrey proved Branstad's attempts to get him to quit and cut his pay in 2011 were discriminatory and deprived him of his rights.
Iowa Likely To Get Its 1st Female GovernorThe likely departure of the nation's longest-serving governor to accept an appointment as U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could soon be led by its first female governor, just as the state shifts to full Republican control of its Legislature.
Iowa Gov: Out Of Fashion, Never Out Of OfficeIowa Gov. Terry Branstad is about to enter the political record books as the longest serving governor in American history, dating all the way back to colonial times.
Iowa's New Anti-Bullying Office Raises QuestionsGov. Terry Branstad's recent executive order to create an office for bullying prevention in Iowa schools bypasses years of failed legislative action, but it raises questions about how the small office will tackle major problems.
US Expects To Pay Farmers $191 Million For Birds Lost To FluThe U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.
Poultry Industry, Government Meet In Iowa On Bird FluA bird flu that resulted in the deaths of 48 million chickens and turkeys has finally waned, but industry officials and government researchers will gather this week in Des Moines to discuss next steps if the virus returns this fall or next spring.
Iowa Gov. Says 9,000 Signed Online Olympic Petition Gov. Terry Branstad says 9,000 people have signed an online petition aimed at keeping wrestling in the Olympics.
Iowa Gov. Starts Campaign For Olympic Wrestling Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has launched a campaign to keep wrestling an Olympic sport after the International Olympic Committee announced its recommendation this week to drop it.
Full-Time Iowa Lieutenant Governor Is Part-Time Student On a night last week when Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was hosting a holiday reception at the governor's mansion in Des Moines, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, typically close at his side during such events, was conspicuously absent.
Iowa Straw Poll On The Outs With GOP Establishment In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do to recover.
Iowa Gov. Leaves Hospital After Choking On Carrot Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was briefly hospitalized Wednesday in Los Angeles after choking on food during a ceremony for the re-dedication of the USS Iowa battleship, his spokesman said.
Branstad Will Attend Google AnnouncementGov. Terry Branstad says he'll attend an announcement by Google in Council Bluffs.