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Left; Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, announces she is seeking reelection in Iowa’s 1st congressional district during a press conference at Dahl Old Car Home in Davenport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Right; Rep. Christina Bohannan poses for a portrait outside the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
1st District candidates clash on abortion, infrastructure in debate
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • September 27, 2022

The candidates in Iowa’s newly drawn 1st Congressional District found some common ground on issues like eminent domain, but mostly drew sharp ideological differences in a debate on Monday night hosted by Iowa PBS.  Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, is serving her...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at the Linn County Fairgrounds Sunday, August 28, 2022.
Sen. Grassley on federal 15-week abortion ban: ‘this is a state issue’
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • September 14, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said abortion “is a state issue” in response to a proposed federal 15-week abortion ban from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina.  “Finally, after 50 years, this issue has been returned to the state so the voters can have a voice through...

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough speaks with the media during his visit to Iowa City on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. McDonough met with University of Iowa Student Veterans during a roundtable discussion on the PACT Act implementation and access to VA programs. McDonough explained that it is very predominant that schools have what they had today and expressed, “One of our leaders of our veteran experience office, which allows us using date from every single interaction with veterans, helps us inform how we take care of our customers, which is at the end of the day how we should be conducting our business.” (Isabella Cervantes/The Daily Iowan)
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough visits UI student veterans
Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter • September 13, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough met with University of Iowa student veterans in the Iowa Veteran Education, Transition, and Support (IVETS) group to talk about programs and resources for Iowa veterans on campus Monday.  McDonough and the group discussed...

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear speaks at a town hall, hosted by the University Democrats at Iowa, at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. DeJear spoke about education and health care access in Iowa, before fielding questions from the public.
Gov. candidate Deidre DeJear speaks on the importance of addressing the needs of all Iowans
Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter • September 27, 2022

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear expressed the importance of health care access and education in Iowa at a University Democrats at Iowa town hall on Monday with 42 days until the midterm election. “We heard the issue of mental health care,” DeJear...

Photo illustration by Matt Sindt.
Iowa’s federal delegation aims to combat rural population decline through federal funds
Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter • September 25, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is the final part of a series on rural population decline in Iowa. Iowa’s federal delegation members of mostly Republicans voiced bipartisan support for helping rural Iowa counties, which are facing population decline according to the 2020 U.S. Census...

Photo of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller from iowaattorneygeneral.gov.
Iowa attorney general launches website for opioid addiction help
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • September 20, 2022

Iowans struggling with opioid use disorder can now seek out resources through  IowaOpioidHelp.com, a website Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller launched on Tuesday.  The website includes a map dividing the state into 19 service areas with information on nearby contractors...

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Sen. Kevin Kinney (D-Oxford) speaks at a campaign event at his family farm.
Sen. Kinney holds barbecue to encourage more rural Iowans to vote blue
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • August 28, 2022

Over burgers and hotdogs, Sen. Kevin Kinney encouraged supporters and local Iowans to re-elect him and vote more Democrats into the statehouse with a barbecue at his farm Saturday afternoon. One issue emphasized during the gathering was the need for rural Iowans to be in...

A Downtown Block Party attendee raises their cup to protesters during “Night of Rage,” an abortion-rights protest, in Iowa City on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The protest started at the Pentacrest with speakers, then, protesters marched through Iowa City.
Dobbs decision prompts GOP leadership to cut down abortion access in Iowa
Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter • August 23, 2022

Iowa Republicans are making headway in their attempts to restrict abortion in the state. Republicans’ efforts, however, are stalled while pending Johnson and Polk County court cases make their way through district courts. GOP moves to limit abortion in Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds...

The United States Supreme Court Building is seen on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Iowa politicians respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade
Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter • June 24, 2022

The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with a 6-3 vote, stating that access to abortion is not protected by the Constitution. This decision will remove the federal right to receive an abortion. Going forward, abortion rights will be left to state legislatures.  “We...