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    DES MOINES — The bird flu that first stuck Iowa in March in many ways feels like a repeat of seven years ago, when 34 million turkeys and chickens died or were euthanized, causing $427 million in lost revenue to producers, according to one report.

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    DES MOINES — While LGBTQ children pleaded Tuesday with state lawmakers to be treated with decency and respect, supporters of a Republican-led proposal to bar Iowa’s public schools from teaching lesbian, gay and transgender-themed issues mocked trans youth, claimed that schools should follow Christian teachings and blamed LGBTQ advocates for suicides and school shootings.

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