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Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green (left) speaks with Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer (right) on the patio behind George
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...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020.
Democrat David Muhlbauer launches Senate campaign
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • May 24, 2021

The first Democrat has announced their candidacy for Iowa’s 2022 Senate race.  Dave Muhlbauer, the former Vice Chairman of the Crawford County Board of Supervisors, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on May 21 and released a campaign...

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House on May 4, 2021, in Washington, DC. President Biden set a new goal to have 70% of adult Americans with at least one shot and at least 160 Americans fully vaccinated by July 4th, 2021.
Non-taxable student loan forgiveness won’t immediately impact current student borrowers
Brian Grace, Politics Reporter • May 4, 2021

A provision in President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that makes federal student loan forgiveness tax free until 2025 won’t have a significant immediate impact on students with relatively new loans, but could prove more beneficial if Biden directly cancels...

Then-Democratic candidate for State Auditor Rob Sand speaks during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Bondurant Iowa on Sept. 16, 2018.
State Supreme Court case regarding P3 is win for accountability in Iowa, Auditor says
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • July 9, 2021

An Iowa Supreme Court ruling that the University of Iowa must disclose investors in the public-private partnership was a win for accountability in the state, Iowa Auditor Rob Sand said during a town hall meeting in Iowa City on Thursday.  The auditor's office got involved...

Iowa House Representative Christina Bohannon gives a speech during her birthday celebration in Iowa City on Friday, July 2, 2021.
Iowa Democrats rally in Iowa City to kick off the 2022 election campaign season
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • July 2, 2021

Iowa Democrats met in Iowa City on Friday where members of the party recently announced their motivation and possibility of running in the 2022 midterm election.  Former congressperson Abby Finkenauer and Iowa Sen. Liz Mathis both alluded to running in the next election...

Gov. Kim Reynolds listens to Senate President Jake Chapman speak during the State of the State address in the house chamber of the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Gov. Reynolds highlighted in the address expansion of broadband internet, a push for in-person learning, and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The many sides to Chief Black Hawk’s story
Madison Black , PolitiFact Reporter • June 27, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short: Kim Reynolds, speaking to the Carroll Times Daily Herald, said teaching the history of Sauk and Meskwaki...

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 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...

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.
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...