Voting rights for felons at the Iowa Supreme Court and Des Moines fatal fires in Wednesday's Top 5

The Top 5 includes New Hampshire's projected winners

Published 02/10 2016 07:13AM

Updated 02/10 2016 07:27AM

New Hampshire has Primary winners, the Iowa Supreme Court hears a case on voting rights for felons, a Michigan mayor puts forth a proposal to deal with contaminated water, Iowa lawmakers look to update the state's medical cannabis law, and a man dies trying to escape a house fire in Des Moines.
We begin in New Hampshire, where the projected winners of Tuesday's Presidential Primary  are Bernie Sanders for the Democrats and Donald Trump for the Republicans. Their fellow candidates now looking at what changes will need to be made to their campaigns heading into the South Carolina and Nevada Primaries later this month.
Speaking of voting, Iowa is one of three states that currently does not allow felons to vote unless the right has been restored by the governor. However, the Iowa Supreme Court says it will now consider whether that rule should be changed.
The decision to hear the case would clear up confusion about which of the state's former offenders are eligible to vote.
Iowa has tens of thousands of felons currently not able to vote.
The mayor of Flint, Michigan announced a $55-million proposal to remove lead piping from the city's water system. It's a bid to fix the city's water crisis as quickly as possible, with first priority going to high-risk households.
Michigan's legislature has already approved $37-million in aid to the city.
Despite a law in Iowa allowing people to have medical marijuana, it hasn't helped in allowing them to legally get it.
Now, state lawmakers will look at updating Iowa's medical cannabis law, helping Iowa families get medical cannabis inside the state and ending the need to illegally cross state lines to get it.
A man has died after he was unable to escape his burning home in Des Moines. Fire crews arrived at the house fire on 61st Street just before seven last night.
Firefighters went in the front door and that's when they found the victim, a man in his 30's. The fire remains under investigation, and was one of two deadly fires in Des Moines Tuesday.
 

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