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Iowa couple marries after 72 years together

Sunday, September 7, 2014
In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo, Rev. Linda Hunsaker presides over the wedding of Vivian Boyack, left, and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, center, in Davenport, Iowa. More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, got married.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice “Nonie” Dubes have gotten married. Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, sat next to each other during Saturday’s ceremony, reports the Quad City Times. “This is ...

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Lesbian worker says Iowa casino fired her for not dressing feminine

Friday, August 29, 2014
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- A former employee for Mystique Casino in Dubuque has sued the casino, claiming she was fired because she didn't dress more feminine. The civil lawsuit by Brandy Welter, a former marketing manager, seeks an unspecified amount of ...

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Deceased Iowa teen’s eye donation rejected because he was gay

Thursday, August 14, 2014
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Months before taking his own life last year, Alexander (AJ) Betts, a 16-year-old teen from Iowa, volunteered to become an organ donor. But a Food and Drug Administration policy which prohibits men who have sex with ...

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Fired newspaper editor who blogged about gays’ ‘sinful nature’ files lawsuit

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Bob Eschliman
NEWTON, Iowa — The former editor of the Newton Daily News in Newton, Iowa, filed a complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs on his personal blog. Bob Eschliman ...

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AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant due to faked study results

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Dong-Pyou Han
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a National Institutes of Health five-year grant after a team member admitted last year to faking research results, the ...

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Scientist pleads not guilty to faking HIV vaccine study

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Dong-Pyou Han
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A former Iowa State University scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he falsified research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding. Dong-Pyou Han, 57, entered his not guilty ...

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Federal prosecutors charge scientist in major HIV vaccine fraud case

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
U.S. Blood Bank did not make "reasonable attempts" to notify donors who tested reactive for HIV.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a ...

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Iowa Supreme Court reverses conviction in HIV criminalization case

Friday, June 13, 2014
Nick Rhoades
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday threw out the conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to criminal transmission of HIV, a victory to activists who say laws in many states are outdated and based on ...

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Iowa newspaper fires editor for blogging about gays’ ‘sinful nature’

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
NEWTON, Iowa — The editor of the Newton Daily News has been fired a week after he posted in a personal blog a message that said gay rights advocates are trying to reword the Bible "to make their sinful nature ...

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Iowa Legislature updates HIV transmission law with ‘lesser penalties’

Thursday, May 1, 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Legislature has sent to the governor a measure lessening the penalties for people who unknowingly expose someone to HIV with no intention of infecting them. ...

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