News Briefing

Upmeyer says GOP seeks to rebalance Iowa collective bargaining law:  RADIOIOWA
Unions take on regents, state over bargaining rules:  GAZETTE
Local governments, employees, await word on bargaining changes:  QCTIMES
Could farm downturn hit bottom this year?:  REGISTER
Report: former Governor Culver out as YMCA exec:  RADIOIOWA
Another push coming to legalize fantasy sports wagering in Iowa:  QCTIMES
Rushed efforts to defund Planned Parenthood spark confusion:  AP
Fact check: Joni Ernst on target describing ’11th-hour’ Obama rule affecting Planned Parenthood:  POLITIFACT
Iowa education spending shows focus on early reading:  GAZETTE
Politicians set sights on changing higher ed:  WCFCOURIER
Iowa sex abusers escape mandatory prison time:  REGISTER
Education benefits, desire to serve still attract Iowans to Guard:  GAZETTE
‘How you practice is how you play,’ Senate Majority Leader Dix says:  RADIOIOWA
Southwest Iowa mental health service lacks capacity for high-need patients:  DAILYNONPAREIL
A critical need for nurses: Nebraska, Iowa again face shortage after reprieve:  DAILYNONPAREIL
Iowa senators seek to force businesses to crack down on illegal workers:  REGISTER
Report, Iowa lawmakers look toward making highways safer:  GAZETTE
Crowd protests Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ in Iowa City:  PRESSCITIZEN
Corrections director working on plan to deal with budget cut:  RADIOIOWA
Obamacare has eased hospitals’ burdens of caring for uninsured:  REGISTER
Attorney: Mitchell County ‘misled’ by CCI in denying hog confinements:  GLOBEGAZETTE
University of Iowa Dance Marathon raises record $2.5 million:  PRESSCITIZEN
University of Iowa athletics loses money for second year:  GAZETTE