Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Tuesday announced a new statewide initiative to fight the growing number of sex trafficking cases taking place in Iowa’s hotels and motels. Iowa’s Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery (NAHT) estimates at least 50 percent of sex trafficking takes place in hospitality venues, often without the knowledge of management and staff. NAHT has partnered with Nebraska’s Coalition on Human Trafficking to launch the Iowa Hotel/Motel Training Project. Three trainers from Omaha came to Des Moines Sept. 13 for the first training session. The next training session will take place Sept. 25 in Cedar Rapids.