Iowa Juvenile Home was closed to protect youths, Gov. Branstad says

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Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:18 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday that he stands by his decision to close the Iowa Juvenile Home despite criticism from legislators.

Speaking on the public television program “Iowa Press,” Branstad argued that there has been too much emphasis on protecting the home when the focus should be on what's best for the children.

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