Attempts to educate students about sexual assault in a high school setting sometimes lack effectiveness, IowaWatch interviews with teachers, administrators and high school students from 18 Iowa school districts revealed. The result is students who said they didn’t know what sexual assault consisted of, how to prevent it and how to get help after an assault took place.
The second in a series of programs on Pulitzer Prize-winning Iowa journalists and the stories they told that added to our state’s history. This program is part two of a two-part series, remembering a ground-breaking series that helped removed the stigma from rape.
Ako Abdul-Samad saw a disconnect in Des Moines’ low-income, northwest Des Moines urban area in the mid-1990s. Gang violence was costing lives – a young woman one year, Abdul-Samad’s son the next. So he started Creative Visions.
The number of methamphetamine labs reported in Iowa has decreased, but increased meth use and the higher potency of the drug available to users means meth is still impacting Iowa communities and children. Kids raised in a home with a parent addicted to the drug face higher risks for neglect and a number of health issues.
Although the number of methamphetamine labs found in the state of Iowa has decreased, a recent report shows usage rates and the potency of meth available in Iowa have increased. Find out how meth can effect Iowa children and communities with this news quiz. IowaWatch will host two forums on Nov. 19 and 20 in Des Moines and Iowa City to show the IowaWatch documentary “Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction in the Heartland” and host a panel of experts. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT METH ADDICTION IN IOWA:
Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction in the Heartland
By: Katie Kuntz
An IowaWatch documentary: “Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction in the Heartland” examines the impact methamphetamine has on Iowa children raised in a home with a parent addicted to the drug.
Yitong Ling would never have imagined her “super nice” friend Xiangnan Li would be the main person of interest in a suspicious murder case. Even so, Ling said she wasn’t surprised when the Iowa City Police Department released the news Monday, Sept. 29.