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Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks to attendants at the annual Reagan Dinner in Johnson County.
Iowa Democrats file ethics complaint against Rep. Miller-Meeks
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • October 11, 2021

Iowa Democrats filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics on Monday, alleging that Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, didn’t compile with requirements to disclose information on her personal finances.  A press release from Iowa Democrats stated the...

Former President Donald Trump addresses attendees that showed up for his “Save America” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.
Trump’s hold on Republican party remains
Lauren White , Politics Reporter • October 10, 2021

Ten months removed from the White House, and banned from Twitter, former President Donald Trump continues to influence the Republican Party.  Trump held a rally in Des Moines on Saturday, where thousands of supporters gathered to cheer him on while he reminisced on his presidency,...

An attendee poses with three corn dogs prior to Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Two venders were in charge of feeding the thousands of attendees that showed up for Trump’s rally.
Trump supporters on 2024, policy concerns
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • October 10, 2021

Thousands of people from Iowa and surrounding states came to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines to see former President Donald Trump speak on Saturday. Karla Wright, 54, came to Iowa from Princeton, Minnesota to hear Trump speak with her sister and nephew. She said...

Former Rep. Dave Loebsack reflects on career in Congress in conversation on future of Democratic Party
Former Rep. Dave Loebsack reflects on career in Congress in conversation on future of Democratic Party
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • October 14, 2021

Former Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said America's diverse population and variety of backgrounds makes it impossible for all Democrats or all Republicans to be on board with the same political strategies.  The different approaches to governing and campaigning as Democrats...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks to attendants at the annual Reagan Dinner in Johnson County.
Republicans meet in Coralville to encourage young voter participation
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • October 5, 2021

The Johnson County Republicans met in Coralville on Tuesday to encourage party members to strengthen the young Republican vote in Iowa.  Along with the usual priorities of rallying Republican Iowans together and increasing the number of red seats in the Iowa Statehouse,...

The Iowa Senate gavels in and begins a special session on redistricting maps on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
Iowa Senate rejects first legislative and congressional maps
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • October 5, 2021

Republicans in the Iowa Senate voted down the first set of congressional and legislative maps proposed by the Iowa Legislative Services Agency, requiring the nonpartisan agency to return to the drawing board for another set of maps. The Senate failed to approve the maps...

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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...