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Natalie Sherman yells a chant during an abortion-rights protest in Des Moines following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022. Protesters marched from Central Academy’s campus to Gov. Kim Reynolds mansion on Terrace Hill.
Protesters gather in Des Moines in response to Supreme Court decision
Sam Knupp, Managing Editor • June 24, 2022

A diverse crowd of couples, friends, and families gathered at Central Academy in Des Moines to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday. Chants of “My body, my choice” and “F***Kim Reynolds” filled the air at Central Academy. When 6:30 rolled around, it was...

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...

Iowa House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst, D-Windsor Heights, responds to reporters at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Iowa Democratic leaders defend Iowa’s first in the nation caucus
Emily Delgado, News Reporter • June 23, 2022

Iowa Democratic leaders defended the Iowa Caucus’ place in the early window of the presidential nomination process. The leaders pitched a plan to make the Iowa caucus system simpler at the Democratic National Convention Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting on Thursday. Despite...

Executive Director of the Emma Goldman Clinic Francine Thompson speaks during “Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action for Abortion Rights,” a nationwide day of protests, on the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Thompson encouraged supporters to keep fighting because she said the fight is not over yet.
Reproductive health care clinics continue to provide services post-Roe
Liam Halawith, News Reporter • July 7, 2022

Reproductive health care clinics like the Emma Goldman Clinic and Planned Parenthood continue to provide reproductive health care to Iowans as lawmakers look to restrict abortion access in Iowa. With Iowa abortion restrictions up in the air, including the six-week Fetal...

The outside of Iowa’s Supreme Court and the Iowa Judicial Branch Building is seen on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Iowa Supreme Court denies Reynolds’ request to rehear abortion case
Sam Knupp, Managing Editor • July 5, 2022

The Iowa Supreme Court denied Gov. Kim Reynolds’ request to rehear an abortion case involving a 24-hour wait period. The Iowa Supreme Court decided in June that the right to get an abortion is not protected under the Iowa Constitution. The decision came after the state appealed...

Fact Check | Blaming one legislator for accident ignores a lot
Fact Check | Blaming one legislator for accident ignores a lot
Lyle Muller June 17, 2022

It took just one week for the first attack ad to appear in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District campaign between incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and state Sen. Zach Nunn, the Republican nominee challenging her.  On June 14, 2022, a week after Nunn won the Republican primary...

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.
Protestors chant while marching from College Green Park to the University of Iowa Pentacrest during a protest against gun violence on Monday, June 13, 2022. Around 20 people attended the demonstration.
March for gun control organized by local youth
Meg Doster, News Editor • June 13, 2022

A group of middle school friends organized a gun control march that caught the attention of local politicians. The protest comes less than a month after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that resulted in the deaths of over twenty people. “Why the hell am I and a bunch...

Jon Green, D-Iowa, pets his dog, Snoopy, during Greens watch party for the 2022 Iowa primaries in Lone Tree, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Green won a primary race for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors after receiving 69 percent of the vote, the most between three candidates.
Democrats Green and Fixmer-Oraiz and Republicans Hemingway and Bradshaw win primaries for JoCo Board of Supervisors
Sam Knupp, Managing Editor • June 7, 2022

V Fixmer-Oraiz and incumbent Jon Green have won the Democratic primary race for two seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Green won 69 percent of the vote to Fixmer-Oraiz’s 67 percent and Seth Zimmerman’s 64 percent. Phil Hemingway and Jammie Bradshaw ran...

Democratic nominee for Iowa House District 90 Adam Zabner celebrates with supporters at his watch party at Georges Buffet in Iowa City on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Zabner won the nomination, receiving 43% of the votes, or 1,999 votes.
Adam Zabner, 23-year-old activist, wins Democratic primary for Iowa House 90
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • June 7, 2022

Adam Zabner is the Democratic nominee for Iowa House 90 after winning 43% of the votes in the primary on Tuesday.  By winning the Democratic primary, Zabner is the prohibitive favorite to win the general election as no Republicans have declared candidacy in the race.  “The...