Jason Clayworth, The Des Moines Register

Jason Clayworth

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

Iowa to pay $700k to pair who alleged abuse after transfer to Wisconsin girls' detention center

Iowa continues to use isolation and mechanical restraints despite multiple settlements challenging their use. → Read More

Iowa warned: Practice that misidentifies felons and rejects votes may be illegal

A database of roughly 70,000 felons used to reject ballots contains errors and is believed to be in violation of federal law, prominent groups warn. → Read More

Iowa officer's alleged chokehold on black child results in $100k settlement

State contends officer acted appropriately but settled to avoid jury complications, Jeff Peterzalek of the Iowa Attorney General's office said. → Read More

Lottery losers could get paid after lottery scam lawsuit settles for $4.3 million

The settlement will refund people in 33 states who purchased losing tickets in "random-draw" games rigged by a former Iowa lottery security officer. → Read More

How to research child care in Iowa: Here are types of day cares, tips for selecting one

There are three types of child care in Iowa, ranging from in-home care providers who watch a handful of children to large day care centers. → Read More

Thousands of Des Moines homes vulnerable to sewage backups, but city offer to help has few takers

A $1,500 incentive program to install backwater valves is widely unknown and little used. Some contend reimbursement process shuts out poor families. → Read More

Former Saydel music boosters treasurer reported her own embezzlement, audit shows

Denice Grove, Saydel school's former Music Boosters treasurer, tried to arrange repayment "in excess" of $15,000 prior to state audit → Read More

$7 million so far: Iowa to pay $100K sexual harassment claim, its 7th settlement of 2019

A settlement approved Monday marks the seventh sexual harassment or discrimination claim settled by the state of Iowa so far in 2019. → Read More

Iowan who molested his granddaughter ordered to pay $10 million; judgment called largest of its kind

The settlement is believed to be the largest of its kind in state history. A 2018 conviction for sexual abuse resulted in probation; the victim's family seeks tougher sentences. → Read More

Iowa restricts what prisoners can watch on TV after porn lawsuit

One critic has asked Iowa to identify the ‘psychological theory’ that ‘the basis of this radical censorious change.’ → Read More

Iowa's seclusion of kids at state facility now part of a class-action lawsuit

Iowa's use of seclusion at the State Training School for Boys creates substantial risk of harm to children with mental illness, the lawsuit alleges. → Read More

Iowa pays another $3 million in sex harassment claims

In less than two months, Iowa governments have agreed to pay $7 million to settle multiple claims of sexual misconduct in state government → Read More

Iowa's newest Medicaid provider moving into one of central Iowa's priciest new office developments

The new office complex features heated underground parking, a food truck court, rooftop patio, coffee bar and an amphitheater for outdoor workspace. → Read More

Identical winning numbers crop up in US lotteries. Are the drawings really random?

The same strings of lottery numbers have been called in short periods of time in dozens of the same games across the United States. → Read More

A constitutional amendment to restore Iowa felon voting rights may hinge on requirement to fully pay restitution

Iowa lawmakers on Thursday will hold the first meeting about Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposal to amend the Iowa Constitution → Read More

Iowa lottery lawsuit granted class action; it affects 7.2 million tickets in 19 states

A judge has granted class-action status in a lawsuit that claims people who purchased at least 7.2 million lottery tickets in 19 states were scammed. → Read More

Sen. Joni Ernst still lives in Iowa, is buying a home, post-divorce, spokeswoman says

The senator retains a residency in Red Oak, Iowa, and is seeking to buy a home, spokeswoman says. Her ex-husband claimed otherwise in divorce documents. → Read More

Dozens of felons have been caught casting ballots in Iowa. That's illegal. So why aren't they being punished?

Iowa's county attorneys say a state law handcuffs them in prosecuting felons who attempt to vote because it requires proving intent to break the law. → Read More

Iowa Finance Authority misspent $550,000, new audit shows

Iowa agency beleaguered with allegations of sexual harassment and financial improprieties misspent at least $549,399, audit shows → Read More

Brothers who scammed lotteries in 5 states have repaid virtually nothing, own $2 million in property

Notorious lottery scammers keep millions in property → Read More