Kathy A. Bolten, The Des Moines Register

Kathy A. Bolten

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Kathy:

An Iowan with a long history of violence toward women is being released Monday

Scott Wayne Parks will be released Monday after completing less than seven years of a 15-year sentence. → Read More

An Iowa woman said her husband repeatedly raped her. Almost no one believed her. She's not alone.

Since 2013, 18 Iowa husbands have been charged with forcing their wives to have sex. Only two have been sent to prison. → Read More

College's opposition to a student worker union could hinder organizing efforts nationwide

Grinnell College will ask the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the vote, a move that could impact other student worker unionization efforts. → Read More

Grinnell student workers approve campuswide union; school's move to quash has national implications

Grinnell officials will ask the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the vote, a move that could impact other student worker unionization efforts. → Read More

Will a merger, new partnerships help sustain Iowa Wesleyan University? Leaders hope so

Iowa Wesleyan University leaders are seeking proposals that will pump new life into the financially struggling four-year private institution. → Read More

'My life's in danger here,' Drake University student tells thousands at rally against racist attacks

The rally at Drake University is in response to hateful notes left under two minority students' dorm doors. → Read More

Friction continues to grow between University of Iowa faculty group and administrators

Hiring guidelines released by a University of Iowa college will lead to staff turnover, harming the quality of education students receive, a faculty member said. → Read More

Report: Iowa falling short of workforce education goals, especially among Hispanics, blacks

New report on higher education in Iowa shows the state will fall short of its 2025 workforce education goals. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Iowa State community holds vigil for slain golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena

A vigil for Celia Barquin Arozamena will be held on the Iowa State campus Wednesday night. → Read More

'Be vigilant' in wake of golfer's killing, Iowa State police chief tells students and residents

Iowa State University's police chief reminded students of measures to take to help remain safe. → Read More

Where do University of Iowa, Iowa State University rank in new U.S. News & World Report ratings?

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld said the institution's slip in ratings can be attributed to cuts in state funding, low tuition rates. → Read More

Enrollment falls at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa — just as officials planned

Even though Iowa State University and the University of Iowa have fewer students, they expect to generate $15.7 million more in revenue from tuition and fees. → Read More

'Safety benefits in their hip pocket': How a smartphone app is helping protect Drake and UI students

The University of Iowa and Drake University are the only two higher education institutions in Iowa that offer students the personal safety app. → Read More

What 2017 Grandstand act became the Iowa State Fair's biggest money-loser?

In 2017, the Iowa State Fair paid Kid Rock $650,000 to perform at the Grandstand. This year, Florida Georgia Line will receive an even bigger payout. → Read More

Can Iowa bars be punished for serving drunk patrons?

Since 2008, Iowa's Alcoholic Beverages Division has filed 24 complaints against businesses that have given alcohol to people who were drunk. → Read More

Iowa tornadoes spawned by heavy storms cause severe damage; injuries reported

Pella police Lt. Shane Cox said he did not have a number of people hurt or the extent of injuries. → Read More

Former AIB campus 'wasn't the right piece of property' for the University of Iowa, official says

Iowa Board of Regent member not surprised University of Iowa will close old AIB campus. “... we have had no choice,” he said. → Read More

The temperature dropped. The skies unleashed a torrent. And 'catastrophic flooding' swept through Polk County.

Flash flooding left one man dead and dozens displaced from their homes. "The speed and how long that rain fell caught us by surprise,” one person said. → Read More

Oh Lord, are we going to get more rain? The answer is...

Rain, rain stay away. At least this week. Please. → Read More

$321 for recreation? $258 for health? Fees are rising faster than tuition at Iowa's public universities, and some parents are fuming.

Mandatory fees generate between $15 million and $47 million for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa. → Read More