DES MOINES, IOWA (February 13, 2019) — Today a Polk County jury delivered a win for transgender rights in Iowa. It’s historic since the lawsuit was the first transgender rights case to be filed in Iowa district court since Iowa added gender identity protections to the Iowa Civil Rights Act back in 2007.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 8, 2019) — The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals, announced today it will begin accepting applications for the vacancy that occurred when Chief Judge David R Danilson retired January 4, 2019. The commission has sixty days from February 5, 2019, to send a slate of nominees to the Governor, who makes appointments to the court.

SCOTT COUNTY, IOWA (February 6, 2019) — The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative-nicotine, and vapor products out of the hands of Scott County youth.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 5, 2019) — Older Iowans who receive official-looking mailers with “FREE government benefits” in large print should beware: A private company might be fishing for your information and trying to sell you insurance.

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

At an Executive Business Meeting

April 26, 2018


Good morning. We have two bills and several nominees on today’s agenda. I’m also going to take a point of personal privilege this morning.

On April 25 th 2018 at approximately 9:35 am a disturbance was reported outside of the front main entrance to the Scott County Courthouse. Two bailiffs from within the courthouse and a Davenport Police Officer responded. Upon arrival they encountered a subject carrying a blunt object. The situation escalated and in the process a less lethal device and a firearm were discharged by bailiffs.

NHTSA Launches New Enforcement Blitz Against Drug-Impaired Driving on 4/20

Since 1999, state has received more than $1.2 billion through agreement

DES MOINES – Tobacco companies involved in the 1998 landmark settlement transferred about $50.9 million to the state treasury on Thursday.

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On April 9, 2018, United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger sentenced Jason David Chaney, age 31, of Galesburg, Illinois, to 240 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Chaney was ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Governor Reynolds Signs Drunk Driving Reform Bill