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The outside of the Veteran Affairs Medical Center on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.
Rep. Miller-Meeks pushes for veteran mental health hearing, crisis line improvements
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • September 12, 2021

Nationwide, more veterans are seeking mental health assistance, feeling the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. There has been a recent nationwide uptick in Veteran Crisis Line referrals, said Rob Otto, a veteran and suicide prevention coordinator in the Iowa...

Former Vice President Mike Pence addresses the crowd during The Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines on Friday, July 16, 2021.
Former Vice President Pence visits Iowa at Family Leadership Summit, celebrates limiting access to abortion
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • July 18, 2021

DES MOINES — The 2021 Iowa legislative session was the best The FAMiLY Leader had ever seen, said the lobbyist group’s Vice President and Chief Counsel Chuck Hurley, partially because they saw their biggest priority accomplished: beginning the process of making an amendment...

Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green (left) speaks with Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer (right) on the patio behind Georges Buffet in Iowa City. Photo courtesy of Adam Schantz, Muhlbauers campaign manager.
Dave Muhlbauer stops in Iowa City on the Senate campaign trail
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • May 26, 2021

On the patio behind George's Buffet, a northside Iowa City business, Democratic senatorial candidate Dave Muhlbauer met with Johnson County Democrats, reporters, and Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green.  Iowa City was one of Muhlbauer’s stops on his second...

Gene Haighr speaks with Johnsons County Supervisor Jon Green outside the Emma Goldman Clinic on Thursday, Sept.9,.2021. Haighr questions Supervisor Green on his choices.
Texas law has pro-choice activists in Iowa concerned
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • September 19, 2021

Pro-choice activists in Iowa are concerned that Iowa’s Legislature will introduce more restrictive bills that will block access to abortion in the state, after a near total ban on abortion in Texas was allowed to stand by the Supreme Court this month. Francine Thompson,...

Andrew Dunn, an undergraduate political science student, stands at the Old Capitol.
UI student running for Iowa House
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • September 15, 2021

As University of Iowa law professor and state Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City, looks to the United States Congress in her challenge against U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, a UI underclassman is pursuing Bohannan’s seat in the Iowa House.  Democrat Andrew...

Gov. Kim Reynolds prepares for the State of the State Address within the house chambers of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Tuesday marks the second day of the 2021 Iowa legislative session, in which Gov. Reynolds will give her address in the evening.
Iowa legislature called for special redistricting session
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • September 14, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Tuesday convening a special legislative session to consider and enact a plan of legislative and congressional redistricting.  The special session will begin Oct. 5.  Lawmakers will receive new congressional and legislative...

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Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague leads a march during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28.
Iowa Democrats rally against voter suppression
Arabia Parkey, News Reporter • August 30, 2021

The March on Old Capitol for Voting Rights was one of over 50 nonviolent rallies held across the nation protesting the 389 bills suppressing voting methods that have been introduced by over 48 states across the country. In 90 degree weather on Saturday afternoon, around...

Iowa City Mayor Pro Tem Mazahir Salih speaks during the final session of the “Speak Up, Speak Out” series at Mercer Park on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Mayor Bruce Teague invited community members to voice their thoughts and frustrations.
Mazahir Salih endorses Shawn Harmsen for Iowa City City Council, won’t seek reelection
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • June 23, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Councilor Mazahir Salih announced she will not seek reelection on the Iowa City City Council and endorsed Shawn Harmsen for City Council at an event Wednesday night.  Salih began her first term in January 2018, which will end Jan. 2, 2022. Salih...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague to formally announce reelection after first term
Sabine Martin, News Editor • June 17, 2021

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague will be running for reelection after leading the Iowa City City Council for one term. Teague will announce his candidacy Thursday night at the Iowa City Juneteenth Block Party at Chauncey Swan Park before festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. After...