DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has scheduled a special election to fill the House District 21 seat left open by the death of longtime lawmaker Jack Drake.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state lawmaker is questioning whether a children's health insurance program should be included in a plan to privatize Medicaid in Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third consecutive overall index drop in a monthly rural bankers survey suggests an economic slowdown is ahead for rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel of state budget experts is lowering Iowa revenue projections for the current fiscal year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Faculty members unhappy with the Iowa Board of Regents choice for president of the University of Iowa have gotten support from teachers in neighboring Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds have announced an initiative to increase skilled labor in Iowa, but it's unclear how much the plan would cost or how it would be funded.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's dominant health insurer has agreed to start selling policies that will qualify for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a former Iowa State basketball standout has turned himself in to police after a high school principal and two others were injured in a Glenwood confrontation.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $35 million in federal grants to support farmers markets and other local farm programs.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man already serving time in Nebraska for child sexual assault faces similar charges in western Iowa.