DOT Requires 10 Automated Traffic Cameras Shut Down

Yesterday, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) released its evaluation of annual automated traffic enforcement (ATE) reports to six cities that utilized ATE systems on the Primary Highway System in 2013. Cities who submitted the reports are Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Muscatine, and Sioux City. As part of the evaluation process, the […]

State Drops Schultz’s Voting Purge Appeal

Hat Tip: Bleeding Heartland On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court granted a request from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office to dismiss the state’s appeal in the case ACLU of Iowa and LULAC of Iowa v. Matt Schultz. In a March 2014 district court ruling, the ACLU and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) won […]

Iowa City Pastor Detained Faces Deportation

According to Mennonite World Review, Max Villatoro, a pastor at the First Mennonite Church in Iowa City was detained on March 3 by immigration and customs agents and is awaiting deportation to Honduras. According to an online petition on, Villatoro has lived in the United States for 20 years and has a wife and four children. […]

Judge Orders California Solicitor To Refund Iowans And Pay Fine

A Polk County judge today ordered a California company behind, what the Iowa Attorney General’s office called “government look-alike property record mailings,” to provide refunds to Iowans and to pay $25,000 to the state of Iowa. District Court Judge Karen A. Romano ordered Record Transfer Services LLC to stop soliciting Iowa residents for payment for property […]