Iowa Journalist Who Was Arrested At Protest Is Found Not Guilty

In a rare case, Andrea Sahouri, a Des Moines Register reporter, was prosecuted after she was arrested while covering a protest against racism and police violence last May.

Iowa Prosecutor: No Time For Evidence Against Arrested Reporter

Brad Kinkade, an assistant Polk County attorney, told Judge Christopher Kemp that because Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri had only been charged with misdemeanors, the case was considered a low-priority and wasn’t worth the time needed to provide evidence the defense has requested.

Iowa Supreme Court Blocks Use Of Records

An Iowa Supreme Court justice has issued a highly unusual order prohibiting the Des Moines Register from publishing information gleaned from court records. The Register has objected, calling the order an unlawful form of prior restraint that violates the First Amendment and “stands as an undesirable and unsustainable outlier in the law and policy of this state and this nation.”


KCCI, Paper To Host Senate Race Debate

The Hearst Des Moines, Iowa, CBS affil and The Des Moines Register will sponsor the Sept. 28 debate between Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley.