Foxhoven said he cannot promise tragedy won't strike again, but outlined numerous changes that he said he believes will make Iowa children safer.        

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    01/17/2018 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Results of Investigation Into Iowa DHS Show Overworked, Undertrained Employees
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    12/22/2017 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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    06/14/2017 - 1:31 pm | View Link
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    06/14/2017 - 3:00 am | View Link
  • 2 abuse cases, 2 very different responses by Iowa lawmakers
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    03/26/2017 - 9:43 am | View Link
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    02/18/2018 - 10:44 pm | View Website
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    02/18/2018 - 8:25 am | View Website
  • Results Iowa: Accountability for Iowa
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    02/18/2018 - 5:12 am | View Website
  • DAAT List | Homeland Security
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    02/17/2018 - 7:39 pm | View Website
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    02/16/2018 - 7:19 pm | View Website
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