Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police officers shot and wounded a man at the end of a chase in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids police say the chase began shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday when officers noticed an orange BMW driving recklessly. The BMW drove the wrong way down a street and turned into an alley before crashing into a telephone pole. The two officers involved were not hurt.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The construction of a giant $2 billion fertilizer plant remains on schedule in northwest Iowa, but the project is nearing its busiest phase when roughly 2,200 workers will be employed on the job. The Sioux City Journal reports construction of the new CF Industries plant is entering its second year, but it remains on track for completion in 2016. Two dozen cranes are in use at the site this month.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The new set of standards for what is taught in Iowa science classrooms could prove divisive because of the sections on evolution and climate change. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports several members of the State Board of Education and some members of the public expressed concerns about those subjects.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley says the country needs new perspectives, and he’s criticizing the prospects of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush seeking the White House. The former Maryland governor told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that the presidency is “not some crown to be passed between two families.”