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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020.
‘I got up at four o'clock like I do six times a week and jogged two miles:’ Chuck Grassley to announce potential Senate run by this fall
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • February 24, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he will announce his decision on whether he will pursue an eighth term in the U.S. Senate by this fall, adding that he hopes his age will not impact if people believe he is fit to run a campaign.  “My age comes up, and this morning I...

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks in favor of Hillary Clinton in Cedar Rapids on, Monday Jan 4, 2016. Tom Vilsack is an Iowa democrat that has served in office since 2009. (Jordan Gale/The Daily Iowan)
Iowa delegation congratulates Tom Vilsack on confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • February 23, 2021

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 92-7 to confirm former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack  served eight years in the role during the Obama administration.  Vilsack supported President Joe Biden in the 2020 election and endorsed him before...

Ashley Hinson’s border wall criticism hits mark but blanket amnesty jab misses
Ashley Hinson’s border wall criticism hits mark but blanket amnesty jab misses
Natalie Dunlap February 17, 2021

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 Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) tweeted that President Biden’s...

The Iowa State Capitol Building is seen on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Tuesday marks the second day of the 2021 Iowa legislative session, including the annual State of the State address given by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Iowa Senate Education Committee advances bill to regulate DEI training at public universities
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor • February 24, 2021

The Iowa Senate Education Committee advanced a bill 11-4 on Wednesday regarding First Amendment rights and diversity, equity, and inclusion training at public colleges and universities and postsecondary institutions.  SSB1205, introduced by Sen. Amy Sinclair, R-Allerton,...

A single user bathroom is seen in the Main Library on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. A full list of all single user bathrooms at the University of Iowa can be found online.
Bills that target transgender Iowans pass first legislative hurdles, lawmakers say it's unlikely to advance
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • February 23, 2021

The way transgender students can navigate in school restrooms, on sports teams, and in the health care system could be changed by several bills in the Iowa Legislature. Though even supporters of anti-transgender bills, such as one that would ban people from using school bathrooms...

Members of the senate take part in a session within the senate chambers of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines.
Senate approves bill to change Iowa’s election laws
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • February 23, 2021

An elections bill facing fierce opposition from some Iowans and Democratic legislators was approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. Senate File 413 passed on party lines with a vote of 30-18. It’s companion bill, HF590, will be debated in the House Wednesday.  Rep....

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.
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. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)
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...