The Department of Homeland Security inspector general found expired food and dilapidated bathrooms during unannounced visits to four immigrant detention facilities in 2018, according to a report released Thursday. The kitchen at one facility was in such poor shape — with open packages of raw chicken leaking blood over refrigerationContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The LGBTQ community is celebrating some big historical milestones this year: 10 years of marriage equality in Iowa and 50 years since the Stonewall riots that paved the way for pride celebrations. Joining in on the festivities this year are eight presidential candidates: Beto O’Rourke, BernieContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines Symphony and Academy is hosting its first sensory-friendly concert in the metro. A sensory-friendly concert is designed for an audience of all ages and abilities, including people who are on the autism spectrum. Symphony Manager of Beginning Strings and Community Connections Amanda DrishContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa — Teachers across the United States tell Channel 13 that what’s happening in Iowa is also happening in their elementary school classrooms. “(Children) Screaming.  Cursing.  I’ve been stabbed with a pencil.” Ashlee May, a second-grade teacher leaving Des Moines Public Schools for the suburbs next fall, saidContinue Reading