Mackenzie Ryan Des Moines Register Published 11:42 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 Iowa allows felons to volunteer in K-12 schools — yet state law bars officials from telling parents. That was the case in the Mid-Prairie school district, where parents were unaware that a former sex offender chaperoned field trips, built high school play sets and visited children's classrooms. Through open records requests, the Des Moines Register found convicted felons volunteering in at least three of Iowa's 13 largest school districts: In Des Moines, one volunteer had a 15-year-old felony conviction for a non-violent drug offense. In Dubuque, two volunteers were convicted of third-offense drunk driving, a mandatory felony. In Davenport, three people with felony records were allowed to volunteer in schools during the 2016-17 school year. The nature of their crimes is unclear. In all three districts, parents were not informed about the criminal records. … [Read more...] about ‘Loophole’ allows felons to volunteer in Iowa schools, but forbids them from telling you
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opinion The Register's editorial Published 6:32 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 Anyone with a computer or smartphone can share their opinions online about any product, facility or professional. Someone happy with a restaurant might post a positive review on yelp.com. Someone not happy with a car repair might post negative comments about a mechanic on Facebook. Medical professionals are not immune to such public rants and raves. Yet doctors are fighting back, according to a recent USA TODAY Network investigation. The cases cited by the news network include a Cleveland Clinic physician who sued a former patient who posted negative online reviews after her nose job; a retired Air Force colonel who agreed to pay $100 to settle claims after posting a list of surgeries his urologist had scheduled at the same time as the one that left the colonel injured; and a Michigan hospital that sued an elderly patient’s two daughters and granddaughter over a Facebook post and for … [Read more...] about Patients have right to post online reviews of doctors, but reliable, public system needed
Kevin Hardy Des Moines Register Published 9:40 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require vendors to collect sales tax on most online sales, opening the door for Iowa to reign in millions in new revenue. The decision found in favor of South Dakota's effort to require sales tax from online vendors — regardless of whether they have a physical presence in the state. It's welcome news for states that want to enact more parity between brick-and-mortar retailers and online sellers. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the 5-4 decision. He was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch. Chief Justice John Roberts dissented, saying the decision should be left to Congress, and was joined by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Wait, doesn't Iowa already collect sales tax on my online purchases? Iowa already does collect sales tax from many online … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court’s online sales tax ruling: What it means for Iowa
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Iowa Legislature adjourns: How will this year's session change Iowa? The session saw a major funding bill approved for Iowa's water quality, laws to skirt Obamacare mandates and changes in state's mental health system. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. William Petroski and Brianne Pfannenstiel, The Des Moines Register Published 5:45 p.m. CT May 5, 2018 | Updated 6:54 p.m. CT May 5, 2018 CLOSE Which topics dominated this year's legislative session? Here are some of the top issues that defined a … [Read more...] about Iowa Legislature adjourns: How will this year’s session change Iowa?
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