Matt Schultz http://iowapublicradio.org en A Rush of Home Invasions and Shootings in Des Moines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rush-home-invasions-and-shootings-des-moines <p>So far this year, Des Moines has reported eight home invasions; the number coming very close to the eleven home invasions reported over the course of the entire previous year (2013).</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:20:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 35280 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Rush of Home Invasions and Shootings in Des Moines Non-Citizen Voter Purge Debated at Public Hearing http://iowapublicradio.org/post/non-citizen-voter-purge-debated-public-hearing <p></p><p></p><p>Citizens throughout Iowa gathered&nbsp; by video-conference Thursday for a Des Moines-based public hearing to voice their opinion on Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s proposed voter purge rule. The proposal would allow the removal of voters from registration rolls if citizenship can’t be proven. The rule has drawn fire from civil rights and immigrants’-rights groups who say it would intimidate new citizens from voting.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:05:44 +0000 Clare Roth 12897 at http://iowapublicradio.org Non-Citizen Voter Purge Debated at Public Hearing Some Iowa Voters Could Be Intimidated by New Voting Laws http://iowapublicradio.org/post/some-iowa-voters-could-be-intimidated-new-voting-laws <p>Controversial voter ID laws across the country are getting a lot of attention. Here in Iowa, voter rules approved by Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz are also falling under scrutiny. The new rules <em>could</em> keep <em>some</em> of Iowa’s Latinos home on Election Day. That concern was brought up before a state rulemaking panel at the capitol Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 03:48:20 +0000 Clay Masters 7824 at http://iowapublicradio.org