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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Senate Republicans have released findings from an internal investigation into alleged workplace misconduct that says state senators have made "sexually suggestive comments" or discussed "sexual preferences" on the chamber floor. The three-page internal review released Friday spans a period between the end of 2012 and half of 2017. It doesn't break down how many senators took part in such activity or when.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's former worker's compensation commissioner plans to take his discrimination lawsuit to state court next year, alleging he was pressured by former Gov. Terry Branstad to resign because he's gay. Chris Godfrey is seeking damages in one of the first cases attempting to hold the state financially liable for actions of state officials that infringed on an individual's rights. Branstad has denied the allegations. The case is being closely watched by state agencies across Iowa.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A quirk in the mail delivery system is forcing some residents in rural northern Missouri to have Iowa mailing addresses, causing problems when they vote, pay taxes and even when they die. Sen. Claire McCaskill calls it "one of the dumbest things" she's seen and is seeking help from the U.S. Postal Service. The agency says it's working with the Missouri senator. Local officials have been asking for help for years. In one county, residents say accurate addresses are critical for 911 systems.

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have arrested an Iowa State football player accused of vandalism at a skate park in Ames. The Des Moines Register reports that cornerback Brian Peavy has been charged with criminal mischief. Court records don't list an attorney for him. A team spokesman says he expects Peavy will play Saturday when the Cyclones take on Kansas State in Manhattan.

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