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Ambassador Terry Branstand discusses the financial impact of COVID-19 on Iowa’s economy at The Palmer House Stable on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Terry Branstad denies conflict of interest in Eric Branstad’s involvement in China
Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor • October 20, 2020

Former Iowa Gov. and Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said his son, Eric Branstad, did not benefit from the elder Branstad’s post as ambassador, deflecting a recent report from The Intercept that Eric Branstad used his father’s influence to his personal benefit. “I...

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Fact check: final U.S. Senate debate between Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield
Caleb McCullough and Julia Shanahan October 15, 2020

Iowa’s third and final U.S. Senate debate Thursday night was marred by technical difficulties for the first 20 minutes, as both Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic candidate Theresa Greenfield struggled to hear moderators and dealt with their microphones frequently...

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) speaks during Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. With less than a month until the presidential election, President Donald Trump tapped Amy Coney Barrett to be his third Supreme Court nominee in just four years. If confirmed, Barrett would replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Patrick Semansky/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Iowa Senators accused Democrats of using scare tactics and distraction strategies throughout Supreme Court confirmation hearings
Lauren White and Brian Grace October 15, 2020

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Senate Democrats employed scare tactics throughout the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, including the notion that Barrett would be a threat to American health-care coverage. Iowa’s U.S....

City of Iowa City Town Hall is seen on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Economic Development Authority launch program for Iowa residents experiencing financial loss
Claire Benson, News Reporter • October 20, 2020

Iowa residents who are behind on their utility bills because of COVID-19 financial strain, can apply for a new state program to catch up. The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority recently took part in launching the Iowa Residential Utility...

Candidate for Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris (D) speaks during the 2020 IDP Liberty and Justice Celebration on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Harris has served as a United States Senator for California since 2017. The live-streamed video was produced by the Iowa democratic party. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)
Kamala Harris, Iowa Democrats emphasize importance of 2020 election during Liberty and Justice Celebration
Brian Grace, News Reporter • October 18, 2020

U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris and Iowa Democrats running for office spoke on the importance of flipping state and federal seats in what some of them called the most important election of their lifetime during the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Liberty and...

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Candidates for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District participate in final debate before Election Day
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • October 15, 2020

The candidates for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District engaged in a civil hour-long debate on Thursday night, with the most contention on the topic of health care, similar to past debates.  Because of the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week, the future of...

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Johnson County holds drive-in voting at 913 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City. Resident Susan Horan goes over the ballot on Tuesday, Oct.6, 2020.
A recap of Iowa’s first week of early voting
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • October 11, 2020

Johnson and other area counties are seeing an influx of early voting after the first voters of the 2020 election cast their ballots this week. In its first week of early voting, Johnson County averaged 700 in-person voters a day and counted over 14,000 ballots, including...

A pair of Johnson County citizens are seen anonymously voting in the The University of Iowa Visual Arts building on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Counties all across Iowa along with eight other states are participating in the 2020 primary elections.
Early voting in Iowa begins Monday: here’s how you can vote
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • October 4, 2020

Early voting begins Oct. 5 in Iowa, and the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing the boundaries of what a typical general election looks like. With Iowa’s spike in COVID-19 cases, Johnson County auditor Travis Weipert encourages voters to cast mail-in ballots if they can to limit...

Students are seen voting at the Main Library on Nov. 6, 2018.
Cómo Votar en Iowa
Cesar Perez, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director • October 4, 2020

La pandemia de COVID-19 está cambiando las formas en como ciudadanos americanos están votando en las elecciones presidenciales del 2020. Con el aumento de casos en el estado de Iowa, el auditor del condado de Johnson, Travis Welpert, sugiere que votantes eligen votar por...