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Clark downs Drake in homecoming game

Caitlin Clark runs the ball down the court during the Iowa Hawkeyes Women’s Basketball season opener again Northern Iowa on Nov. 25, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated Northern Iowa 96-81.
The freshman point guard posted her first double-double in her second career game.
December 2, 2020

For the second-straight game, freshman Caitlin Clark shined. This time, the point guard put up 30 points to help the Hawkeyes advance to 2-0 on the season with a 103-97 win over Drake. The Hawkeyes’...

Johnson County health officials expect vaccine rollout by Dec. 14 if approved

Johnson County holds a virtual meeting for the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 12, 2020.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out in three separate phases, with preference given to health care providers and essential workers.
December 2, 2020

The Johnson County Public Health Department is preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine to be available to certain populations within as little as two weeks, according to Emergency Preparedness Planner Stephen...

Experts say that an open race and a high turnout rate contributed to Miller-Meeks’ gains in 2nd District.

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The closest race in recent history occurred in Iowa’s 2nd District and after recounts in all 24 counties, Miller-Meeks was declared the winner by six votes. Experts say that her win was aided by the retiring of an incumbent and the riding of presidential coattails.
December 2, 2020

A retiring incumbent and presidential coattails helped Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks secure a six-point lead in the certified results in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, after three previous...

Rita Hart to challenge 2nd District election results

Rita Hart, Democratic candidate for Iowa's Second Congressional District, speaks to supporters at Yotopia in Iowa City on Sunday.
After a recount in all 24 counties in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District and the state canvassing boards certifying Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the winner with a six-vote lead, Rita Hart plans to challenge the results through legal action in the House Committee on Administration.
December 2, 2020

Democrat Rita Hart announced Wednesday that she will challenge the results of a district-wide recount for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District race, which put her six votes behind Republican Mariannette...

Chuck Grassley says Congress should pass bipartisan COVID-19 relief package

U.S Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with the Daily Iowan staff after a visit to Mercy Hospital on July 2, 2019.
The Republican senator from Iowa said he'd be willing to vote on a relief package that's under $1 trillion, but said the type of aid is more important than the price tag.
December 2, 2020

Sen. Chuck Grassley said he'd be willing to vote for a coronavirus relief package that comes in at less than $1 trillion, provided it has key bipartisan provisions. In a conference call with reporters...

Iowa Freedom Riders denied seat on Iowa City City Council for second time

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
City councilors said while they appreciate the work the IFR has done for the community, they do not believe giving them a seat will accurately represent all Black voices in Iowa City.
December 1, 2020

The Iowa City City Council signaled their opposition to a recommendation from the Human Rights Commission to allow the Iowa Freedom Riders a seat at the table for discussions related to the city's...

Iowans convicted of felonies cast their vote in a tumultuous election

Photo Illustration by Hannah Kinson
As the governor’s office looks to make an executive order to restore voting rights for felons more permanent, one Iowan speaks about his renewed claim to citizenship.
December 1, 2020

Ahead of the January start to the legislative session in Iowa, a state which has long been a national leader of racial disparities in the state’s criminal-justice system, all eyes are on Iowa Gov....

Iowa football ranked No. 19 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

Iowa tackle Alaric Jackson throws a block during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Hawkeye quarterback Spencer Petras was only sacked once on the day.
The Hawkeyes jumped up five spots from last week.
December 1, 2020

After defeating Nebraska 26-20 on Black Friday to improve to 4-2 on the season, the Iowa football team is ranked No. 19 in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings. The Hawkeyes...

Garza, Wieskamp named to Wooden Award Top 50 Watch List

Iowa's Luka Garza pats Joe Wieskamp on the back during the Iowa/UNI men's basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers, 77-54.
Garza and Wieskamp have been Iowa's top scorers through two games this season.
December 1, 2020

Iowa hoops' Luka Garza has been named to the 2021 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List, per a release. Counting this most recent achievement, Garza's name has now been added to every major...

Reynolds calls on Congress to pass new COVID-19 relief package

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
During her press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds encouraged Iowans to continue to get tested and seek out mental-health resources if they need them. She also asked Congress to pass a COVID-19 relief package, saying the state does not have the funds to provide aid on its own.
December 1, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds encouraged Iowans to get mental health help and called on Congress to pass a relief package as the state allocates the final CARES funding dollars to small businesses in the state...

The numbers behind this year’s closest Congressional race

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Undervotes, rejected mail in ballots, and mixed party tickets all contributed to a competitive election in a race without an incumbent for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District House Representative.
November 30, 2020

The race in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District was the closest congressional race the state had seen in over a century. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate finalized the results on Monday, certifying...

Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ six-vote lead certified by Iowa Secretary of State

Iowa State Senator for District 41, Mariannette Miller-Meeks discuses COVID-19 at The Palmer House Stable on Oct. 20. Miller-Meeks was a 2020 candidate for  US Representative for Iowa 2nd District.
Mariannette Miller-Meeks' razor thin margin was certified by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, making Iowa's 2nd Congressional District the most competitive district in the country.
November 30, 2020

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate certified the results of the most competitive congressional race in the country, finalizing Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks' six-vote margin of victory. The...

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