Ryan J. Foley, The Associated Press

Ryan J. Foley

The Associated Press

Iowa City, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Ryan:

Students protest at Coe College after Black trustee resigns

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alumni and students are protesting Coe College’s treatment of a prominent Black trustee who resigned after criticizing the school's recent presidential selection process as lacking → Read More

Iowa judge won't lead selection panel after favoritism claim by Gov. Kim Reynolds

Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a letter that it is only the second time in Iowa history that a governor has taken such a step. → Read More

Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

A growing number of school districts in the U.S. are using federal pandemic funding on athletics projects → Read More

Flush With COVID-19 Aid, Schools Steer Funding to Sports

A growing number of school districts in the U.S. are using federal pandemic funding on athletics projects. → Read More

Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

One Wisconsin school district built a new football field. In Iowa, a high school weight room is getting a renovation. Another in Kentucky is replacing two outdoor tracks - all of this funded by the billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief Congress sent to schools this year. → Read More

Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

Numerous changes soon followed: banning chokeholds, outlawing racial profiling, requiring officers to intervene if they see excessive force, and investigating all complaints of misconduct. → Read More

Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

A Black police chief in Iowa says his 15-month tenure leading a small city is a “case study” for what leaders face as they make overdue changes to improve policing and community relations → Read More

Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

The first Black police chief in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing intense opposition from some current and former officers as he works with city leaders to reform the department, including the removal of its longtime insignia that resembles a Ku Klux Klan dragon. → Read More

Parents of Disabled Kids Sue Over Iowa Ban on Mask Mandates

A group of parents of disabled students has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down Iowa’s law banning schools from requiring masks, arguing it endangers their health and denies equal access to education. → Read More

Parents of disabled kids sue over Iowa ban on mask mandates

A group of parents of disabled students has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down Iowa’s law banning schools from requiring masks, arguing it endangers their health and denies equal access to education → Read More

Jan. 6 Riot Defendant Returned to Jail for Using Internet

A federal judge is ordering a prominent participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to return to jail, saying he violated his pretrial release conditions by accessing the internet to watch false conspiracies about the election → Read More

Jan. 6 riot defendant returned to jail for using internet

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a prominent participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the U. S. Capitol to return to jail after he was caught accessing the internet to watch false conspiracy theories about the presidential election. U. S. → Read More

Man sentenced to life in prison in 2018 stabbing of Mollie Tibbetts

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday in the abduction and killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, three years after she disappeared while out for an evening run. Judge Joel Yates' sentence for Cristhian Bahena Rivera was mandatory for a first-degree murder conviction in Iowa, which does not have the death penalty. The 27-year-old… → Read More

Man Gets Life Sentence in 2018 Killing of Mollie Tibbetts

A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the stabbing death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts three years ago → Read More

Lawsuit argues Iowa's unemployment benefit cuts are illegal

A proposed class-action lawsuit claims that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to end enhanced unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of residents violated state law and asks a court to reinstate their aid → Read More

Lawsuits: Iowa governor's office violating open records law

A pair of new lawsuits contend the office of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is illegally delaying the release of public records related to its $26 million, no-bid coronavirus testing contract → Read More

USDA again sanctions powerful hog buyer for cheating sellers

For the second time in four years, an influential nationwide pork dealer has been... → Read More

AP sources: Iowa plans to name football field for Slater

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa plans to name the field at Kinnick Stadium for Duke Slater, a trailblazing Black player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, two people familiar with the proposal said Wednesday. → Read More

Judge delays sentencing after twists in Iowa woman’s killing

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 27, was scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday before his lawyers revealed newly obtained information that they say calls his guilt into question. → Read More

Judge delays sentencing after twists in Iowa woman's killing

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Wednesday delayed sentencing for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense lawyers said they needed time to investigate new information pointing to other potential suspects. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 27, was scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday at the Poweshiek County… → Read More