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Despite the Supreme Court ruling on DACA, uncertainties for the program remain
Mary Hartel, News Reporter • June 24, 2020

On June 18, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration unlawfully attempted to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – though the ruling is only a temporary reprieve for DACA recipients in Iowa City. Jessica...

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Gov. Kim Renyolds requests federal assistance for Iowa's egg farmers
Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor • June 3, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and other officials signed a letter Wednesday asking for egg producers to be included in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently revealed Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue,...

Theresa Greenfield’s no-corporate-PAC pledge needs some explanation
Theresa Greenfield’s no-corporate-PAC pledge needs some explanation
Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor • May 28, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Sarah Watson If your time is short: Theresa Greenfield says she has not taken money from corporate...

Planned Parenthood in seen on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Iowa Legislature passes amendment requiring 24-hour wait period for women seeking abortion
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter • June 17, 2020

Early in the morning on Sunday, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature passed an amendment to House File 594 requiring a 24-hour waiting period between a woman’s initial screening with her doctor and an abortion procedure. The amendment was tacked on to a bill that limits...

Fewer than 75 percent of medical and dental students at UI are Iowa residents, but most are
Fewer than 75 percent of medical and dental students at UI are Iowa residents, but most are
Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor • June 16, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Caleb McCullough  If your time is short:  Iowa state representative Ann Meyer R-Fort Dodge...

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.
Gov. Kim Reynolds signs bipartisan police reform bill
Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor • June 12, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bipartisan police reform bill Friday that bans most chokeholds, addresses police misconduct, and requires increased training for all law enforcement in Iowa.  Surrounded by legislators and Des Moines Black Lives Matter activists on the steps...

PolitiFact Iowa is a partnership of The Daily Iowan and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in Iowa politics. Reporters and researchers from PolitiFact Iowa examine statements by Iowa elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance.
Iowa leads the nation in overall high-school graduation rates, lags behind in minority graduation rates
Iowa leads the nation in overall high-school graduation rates, lags behind in minority graduation rates
Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor • May 29, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Sarah Watson If your time is short: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says Iowa has the highest high-school...

Johnson County Supervisors call for the meeting to start at the Johnson County Human Services building before a public hearing to replace the Unified Development Ordinance on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.
Johnson County Board of Supervisors to discuss recommended minimum wage increase to $10.63
Riley Davis, News Reporter • April 28, 2020

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will discuss raising the county’s recommended minimum wage to $10.63 at their 9 a.m. Wednesday meeting this week.  If passed, its decision would fall in line with the phased increases that were established by vote in 2015, as previously...

Iowa House candidate Christina Bohannon speaks during the kickoff event for her Iowa House bid at Big Grove on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Bohannon advocates for combating climate change, voices for education, and addressing gun violence.
Campaigns continue virtually through the COVID-19 pandemic
Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter • April 1, 2020

Christina Bohannan was in the midst of knocking doors for her campaign for Iowa’s 85th House District when schools and businesses began to close in response to the COVID-19 outbreak around March 17. “I had my list and I was going up and down knocking doors on different...