Clark Kauffman

Clark Kauffman

Clark is deputy editor of the Iowa Capital Dispatch. Kauffman has extensive experience using the Freedom of Information Act, reading Form 990 financial reports for nonprofit organizations, and organizing multi-part series. He can be a source for health care coverage as well as stories on police and prosecutorial misconduct, and publicly funded nonprofits. During the past 30 years, Clark worked as both an investigative reporter and editorial writer at two of Iowa’s largest newspapers, the Des Moines Register and the Quad-City Times. He has won numerous state and national awards for reporting and editorial writing. His 2004 series on prosecutorial misconduct in Iowa was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. From October 2018 through November 2019, Kauffman was an assistant ombudsman for the Iowa Office of Ombudsman, an agency that investigates citizens’ complaints of wrongdoing within state and local government agencies.

Barbershop quartet, clipped from Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ revival, files suit

By: - March 8, 2022

A barbershop quartet originally cast in the current Broadway revival of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” is suing the show’s producers after being cut from the production. Members of the quartet known as Category 4 are suing Iowa Stubborn LLC, the production company behind the show, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]

Omaha pharmacy fined, accused of doing business in Iowa without a license

By: - February 21, 2022

An Omaha company has been fined $5,000 by the State of Iowa for allegedly dispensing more than 10,000 prescriptions in Iowa without the required license. According to records of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, Precision Direct Rx, an Omaha-based company, was granted a pharmacy license to do business in Iowa on Aug. 26 of last […]

Iowa lottery scam’s alleged mastermind is paroled after 4 1/2 years in prison

By: - January 27, 2022

An Iowa man convicted of rigging the lottery to fraudulently claim millions in jackpots has been paroled after 4 1/2 years behind bars. The Iowa Board of Parole has approved the release of Eddie Tipton, th,e former information security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, based in Urbandale. Tipton was arrested in 2015 and accused […]