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Polling booths at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2020. Few voters came as the evening approached 7:00 PM.

Editorial | With new election changes, voters’ voices suppressed

DI Editorial Board March 28, 2021

Republicans are chipping away at voting access across America, and Iowa is now taking part in destroying our democratic ideals. On March 8, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill Senate File 413...

Des Moines Register Reporter Andrea Sahouri learns she's been found not guilty at the conclusion of her trial, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Drake University Legal Clinic, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Editorial | Journalism isn’t a crime; we stand with Andrea Sahouri

DI Editorial Board March 14, 2021

Journalism isn’t a crime. In May 2020, Des Moines Register reporter Andrea May Sahouri was arrested in Des Moines while covering a protest following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd....

A uniformed officer wears a face shield and holds a riot shield on Wednesday June 3, 2020 outside the Old Capitol building. Protesters chanted,

Editorial | Holistic model healing for campus

DI Editorial Board March 9, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee is calling for feedback on its prototypes for the future of policing on campus through March 12. The committee formed in June...

Gov. Kim Reynolds gives the State of the State address in the house chamber of the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Gov. Reynolds highlighted in the address expansion of broadband internet, a push for in-person learning, and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial | Iowa is a COVID-19 embarrassment

DI Editorial Board February 16, 2021

As students taking several classes online this semester, we know the constraints of out-of-classroom learning. But the very precautions that would allow students and teachers to safely return — public...

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Letter from the Editor | How we plan to diversify our newsroom

January 31, 2021

We’re sorry. We know our past coverage and lack of diversity has harmed people we’ve tried to cover fairly. If there is one thing we’ve learned in our careers as student journalists, what...

Jan 6, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Trump rioters storm the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers inside debated the certification of the presidential election.  Mandatory Credit: Jerry Habraken-USA TODAY

Editorial | It’s everyone against fascism, and the fight isn’t over

DI Editorial Board January 8, 2021

It isn’t really a question if the president should be immediately forced from office.  A wave of newspapers, politicians, constitutional experts, and citizens voiced their support for the president’s...

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Letter from the Editor | How we plan to handle election night

Sarah Watson, Executive editor November 1, 2020

Planning election night for a news organization means months of meetings, spreadsheets, and organized chaos to publish and put out accurate information on the night the polls close, and in the days...

From left to right: 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (Megan Nagorzanski/The Daily Iowan), Iowa Democrat Theresa Greenfield (Jerry Mennenga/Zuma Press/TNS), and former Iowa State Senator Rita Hart (contributed)

The Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Biden, Greenfield, Hart to rebuild America

DI Editorial Board October 19, 2020

Republican control in Washington has taken our current emergencies and turned them into full-scale catastrophes. From COVID-19 to climate change to systemic racism, Iowa and the country need new leadership....

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks about lowering prescription drug prices during the Corridor Business Journal Health Care Summit at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Feb. 14.

Editorial | Iowa needs a better ruling on Supreme Court vacancy

DI Editorial Board September 23, 2020

It wasn’t too long ago Iowa’s senior senator, Chuck Grassley, said he wouldn’t consider a Supreme Court nominee in the year leading into an election. He should’ve kept to his 2016 words.  Hypocrisy...

Editorial | The University of Iowa is not safe

Editorial | The University of Iowa is not safe

DI Editorial Board August 24, 2020

Our school is refusing to protect us. Students are here, cases are rising, and the University of Iowa’s preparations are not enough. The UI administration hasn’t protected the wellbeing of...

Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment

Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment


Only in times of crisis do we see our elected officials and industry leaders move as swiftly as they have these past several days. On Friday, the governor signed a police-accountability bill that...

Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

DI Editorial Board May 30, 2020

Iowa’s northern neighbor is the current epicenter of a centuries-long infliction of violence and oppression against Black Americans.  On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man was...

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