Clark Kauffman

Clark Kauffman

Deputy Editor, Iowa Capital Dispatch

On the hook

Biden student debt forgiveness plan on temporary hold after appeals court ruling

By: and - October 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from carrying out its student loan forgiveness plan, until the court makes a determination on a request for an injunction brought by six Republican-led states, according to multiple media reports. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is giving the Biden administration […]

Iowa puppy mill scrutinized by feds sold dogs to Las Vegas shop

By: - November 12, 2021

Before federal authorities moved to shut down a rural Iowa puppy mill, hundreds of dogs that were bred and sold in what prosecutors called filthy, dangerous conditions wound up at upscale pet retailers in Florida, New York, Nevada and other states. Using federal veterinary records, the Iowa-based nonprofit Bailing Out Benji has tracked 498 of […]