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Former Illinois congressman and Iowa congressional candidate Bobby Schilling dies of cancer
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor • April 6, 2021

Bobby Schilling, a one-term Republican Illinois congressman who ran in the 2020 Republican primary to represent Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, died Tuesday from cancer, his son Terry Schilling said. Terry Schilling announced the news in a tweet early Tuesday evening. "Today...

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) speaks to a crowd on Thursday, April 1 at an Iowa GOP regional reception in Cedar Rapids at the Elmcrest Country Club. Scott talked about his time in the military, how he was raised and his business approach to politics.
Florida Senator Rick Scott makes Iowa stop to rally Republicans
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • April 2, 2021

Florida Republican and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott visited Iowa to rally Republicans through a discussion with U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, where he highlighted the importance for the Republican Party to flip the House and Senate in 2022 and take back the White House in 2024.   Over...

Democratic candidate for Congress Rita Hart arriving at Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan’s house for her backyard campaign tour in Iowa City on September 26, 2020. (Daniel McGregor-Huyer/The Daily Iowan)
Democrat Rita Hart ends contest for IA-02 seat
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • March 31, 2021

After four months of legal challenges against the Iowa 2nd Congressional District election results, Democrat Rita Hart has brought her contest to an end.  Hart released a statement Wednesday afternoon that said she has withdrawn because of what she called disinformation...

Gov. Kim Reynolds listens during a conference at the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The new crisis center is a collaborative project between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and community partners, and focuses on providing mental health and substance use care. It will have a soft opening on Monday.
Gov. Kim Reynolds addresses racial disparities in health care, announces targeted outreach group
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • March 24, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a collaboration between Iowa organizations to create a health care focused outreach group for minorities in the state. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Reynolds said, there has been an increased emphasis on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19...

Janelle Lutgen poses for a portrait at Jimi B’s Bar and Grill in Bernard on March 14, 2021. Lutgen’s son Jesse died after financial struggle forced him to ration insulin. Now Lutgen works to provide free insulin to all.
Insulin prices remain high through the pandemic, Iowa lawmakers push for reform
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor • March 23, 2021

Janelle Lutgen placed a miniature glass vial on the counter at Jimi B’s Bar and Grill, which was filled with gold glitter and a slip of paper with the name “Jesse” written on it. Lutgen’s son died four years ago after rationing his insulin, and to keep his spirit alive,...

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Kim Reynolds expects all Iowans to be eligible for vaccines by April 5
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • March 17, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that all Iowans will be eligible for a vaccine by April 5 based on how many vaccine doses are allocated to the state. Allocations will begin to rise during the week of March 29 to roughly 20 million nationwide, Reynolds said.  “Getting vaccinated...

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Gov. Kim Reynolds listens during a conference at the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The new crisis center is a collaborative project between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and community partners, and focuses on providing mental health and substance use care. It will have a soft opening on Monday.
Gov. Reynolds tours new mental health and crisis center in Iowa City
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • February 11, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia toured the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday afternoon, a new mental health and crisis facility that will begin providing services to a small group of people on Monday Feb. 15, when the center...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.
Three incumbent Democrats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors win reelection
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter • November 3, 2020

All three incumbent Johnson County Supervisors won reelection on Tuesday with at least 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Phil Hemmingway. Rod Sullivan has been on the board since 2004. He has passed several human-rights ordinances and a graduated minimum...

Jakeline Morello (furthest left), Sara Cello (furthest right), and their friends pose for a portrait in front of the Iowa City Public Library polling location on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. They had all recently just voted, with Morello and Cello voting all Democrat.
What you need to know ahead of Election Day
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 1, 2020

Tuesday is Election Day, and nearly a million people across the state have already cast their ballots. There’s still time to vote in person on Nov. 3 — here’s what you need to know about voting in-person the day of. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. in every...