Foxhoven Resigns at DHS at Reynolds’ Request

Jerry Foxhoven resigned as Iowa Department of Human Services director after Gov. Kim Reynolds requested it. She named Gerd Clabaugh as his replacement.

Iowa Judge Orders Sex Ed Funding for Abortion Providers to Continue

Polk County District Court Judge Joseph Seidlin temporary blocked a new law that restricts abortion providers from receiving state sex education grant money.

Reynolds Vetoes Medical CBD Program Expansion

Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed HF 732, the Medical Cannabidiol Act, citing concern about lifting the three percent THC limit for approved products.

STD Diagnoses Rose​ in Iowa in 2018

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the state saw an increase of diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) with one exception in 2018.

Reynolds Announces Additional Cabinet Members

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced 11 additional cabinet members including former Iowa Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen to head the Iowa Department of Revenue.

Democrats Display Anti-Religious Bigotry During Iowa House Floor Debate

State Representatives Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) and Sharon Steckman (D-Mason) vilified a 21-year-old Christian residential facility in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

Did the Iowa Senate Open the Door to More Child Data Collection?

SF 454 that passed in the Iowa Senate could open the door to more data collection of Iowa’s students to provide an overview of their health and well-being.

What the Iowa Youth Survey Asks Teens

Caffeinated Thoughts has obtained a copy of questions asked by the Iowa Youth Survey that is given to 6th, 8th, and 11th graders in Iowa every two years.

Iowa Supreme Court Ignores Biology and Common Sense

The Iowa Supreme Court ignores biology and common sense by ordering both names of a same-sex couple to be included on a birth certificate.

Judge Eliza Ovrom Overcomes Biology Through Legal Magic Tricks

I was too busy with Iowa Caucus activity last week to provide…

Iowa Governor-Elect Branstad Taps Mariannette Miller-Meeks To Head Iowa Department of Public Health

(URBANDALE) – Gov.-Elect Terry Branstad today announced that Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will…

Changing the Definition of Marriage Doesn’t Alter Biology

A story in The Des Moines Register yesterday illustrates the slippery slope…