Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland

Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland By JACK HEALY August 12, 2017 Edith Rivera with her son, Steven, in Hampton, Iowa. By JACK HEALY August 12, 2017 HAMPTON, Iowa — It was quitting time. Edith Rivera took one...

Iowa’s Largest Insurer Says It Will Withdraw From Obamacare Exchanges

By REED ABELSON April 3, 2017 In the latest move by insurers worried about the viability of the markets created under the federal health care law, Iowa’s major carrier said Monday that it would stop selling individual policies in the state next year....

Lacking Evidence of Voter Fraud, Legislatures Target Its Specter

By MICHAEL WINES March 23, 2017 Of the 860,000 Nebraskans who cast ballots in last fall’s election, only two are suspected of casting fraudulent votes. But while the actual number of illegal voters may be minuscule, State Senator John Murante says,...

School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump

By DANA GOLDSTEIN March 21, 2017 DES MOINES — When she was shopping for a school for her daughter Alma, Mary Kakayo found a lot to like in St. Theresa Catholic, including its Catholic social justice theme, student prayer and hour of religious...

State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress

Republicans in Washington appear flummoxed by one-party rule, but rising party leaders in the states are quickly passing laws to further a conservative agenda.