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Former President Donald Trump speaks during his caucus night watch party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Republican voters assembled statewide to participate in the caucuses despite the cold and extreme winter weather across the state. Trump’s early victory and dominant position before the start of caucus night proved to be true as 51 percent of Republicans voted for Trump’s appearance in the 2024 presidential election as of 10:20 p.m. At the event, Trump spoke to over 300 supporters at his watch party about his goals and putting America first.

Above the Fold: Iowa caucus roundup

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor January 19, 2024

On a freezing Iowa night, former President Donald Trump demonstrated he still has a strong hold on the Republican Party, winning the endorsement of the state with 51 percent of the vote. The results...

February 18, 2018; Stuart, FL, USA; Paula Poundstone performs at Lyric Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK

Paula Poundstone on comedy, feminism, small talk, and ‘Better Call Saul’

Natalie Dunlap and Avi Lapchick January 18, 2024

Paula Poundstone, a prolific comedian, panelist on NPR’s show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and host of Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, is performing at The Englert Theatre on Saturday. Ahead of...

Press Box Banter: “Get going baby” with John Leo

Press Box Banter: “Get going baby” with John Leo

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor December 8, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming...

Iowa quarterback Deacon Hill prepares to snap the ball during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska on Friday, Nov. 23, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 13-10.

Press Box Banter: ESPN stories with Wayne Drehs

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor December 1, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming...

Charlotte, 7, and Ava, 8, dance to “Shake It Off” during the parTay event at Big Grove Brewery on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. The event was put on to support 29 local partner agencies of United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties.

Above the Fold: Swifties of Iowa City

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 29, 2023

Taylor Swift has taken her Era’s tour across all regions of the United States and now it’s gone international. Even though she didn’t have a stop in the state of Iowa, Swifies of Iowa City...

Iowa Midfielder Josie Durr works to control the ball during a soccer game between Iowa and Minnesota on March 14, 2021 at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Gophers defeated the Hawkeyes 1-0.

Press Box Banter: The postseason run with Josie Durr

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 17, 2023

This episode of Press Box Banter is hosted by Kenna Roering, Colin Votzmeyer, and Matt McGowan and produced by Natalie Dunlap.

Aaron Ohlsen walks through a prairie during pheasant hunting season at the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area in Oxford, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. Pheasant season in Iowa began on Oct. 28 and ends on Jan. 10, 2024.

Above the Fold: Hunters enjoy pheasant season

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 15, 2023

This hunting season is seeing the highest population of pheasants in Iowa since 2015, which is attracting hunters from across the country to come to the state. Milder winters in recent years have...

Allie Kubik, a Midwife with Rooted in Love Midwifery checks Megan and James Swanson’s first child’s heart beat during their 24-hour appointment after having a home first on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Kubik along with her friend and business partner Moira Weitz aided Swanson in her delivery and throughout her pregnancy.

Above the Fold: Midwives addressing maternal healthcare shortage

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 13, 2023

The farther a woman travels to receive maternity care, the higher the risk of maternal morbidity and poor outcomes for infants. In Iowa, 14 percent of women live more than 30 minutes from a birthing...

Liam Doxsee, 9, hugs Iowa head baseball coach Rick Heller before a baseball game at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Between attending a few baseball practices and most games and joining in on pregame huddles, Liam’s mother Mary Matheson said Liam treats this opportunity as a job, enjoying every second of it. Liam sits on a bench in the dugout, rolling around a baseball that’s wet from the rain. After the athletes warm up, they make their way through the dugout, high-fiving and eagerly exchanging hellos with Liam.

Above the Fold: Liam Doxsee’s life with SCID

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 12, 2023

The Iowa baseball team has one very special, resilient young member: 9 year old Liam Doxsee. He is a huge Hawkeye fan from Coal Valley Illinois, and brings a positive attitude to the diamond...

Iowa defender Eva Pattison throws the ball during a women’s soccer game between Iowa and Southeast Missouri State at The University of Iowa’s Soccer Complex on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks, 4-0.

Press Box Banter: Iowa soccer’s championship win with Eva Pattison

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor November 10, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming...

Brandee Britt, director of UI athletics social media and digital strategy, smiles at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023.

Press Box Banter: Building connections with Brandee Britt

Natalie Dunlap, Assitant Digital Editor November 3, 2023

On this episode, hosts analyze what the removal of offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz means for Iowa football and Interim Athletic Director Beth Goetz. This podcast was recorded before head...

Press Box Banter: 30 years in the press box with John Bohnenkamp

Press Box Banter: 30 years in the press box with John Bohnenkamp

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 27, 2023

  John Bohnenkamp is a freelance sports reporter for AP and Hawkeye Nation. He has 31 years experience covering Iowa athletics. He is also The Daily Iowan's sports coach. He shares career highlights...