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Iowa State Sen. Liz Mathis talks with media during Iowa House Rep. Christina Bohannon’s birthday celebration in Iowa City on Friday, July 2, 2021.  (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Democratic State Senator Liz Mathis running for U.S. Congress

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 27, 2021

Iowa Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha, is running to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  In her announcement video released on Tuesday morning, Mathis...

South Dakota governor is not immediately working towards putting prayer in schools

South Dakota governor is not immediately working towards putting prayer in schools

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 22, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Rachel Schilke If your...

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer addresses the audience during Progress Iowa Corn Feed at The Newbo City Market in Cedar Rapids on July 14, 2019. 11 candidates came to speak with supporters and give speeches.

Former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer announces bid for U.S. Senate

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 22, 2021

Former Democratic U.S. Representative Abby Finkenauer is running for the U.S. Senate.  In an announcement video shared on Thursday, Finkenauer said her parents taught her the value of working hard,...

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...

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...

No, Iowa’s ‘Back the Blue Act’ does not criminalize wearing the image of the U.S. flag on towels or swimsuits

No, Iowa’s ‘Back the Blue Act’ does not criminalize wearing the image of the U.S. flag on towels or swimsuits

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 6, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Rachel Schilke, Robert Read, and Lyle Muller If...

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.

Governor Reynolds will send Iowa State Patrol Troopers to US-Mexico Border

Simone Garza, News Reporter July 5, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to send Iowa State Patrol Troopers to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist security efforts at the border, which has raised concerns for an Iowa City legislator, and an immigrant...

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...

Inflation scares real, but no predictions on a 2021 trend

Inflation scares real, but no predictions on a 2021 trend

Lyle Muller, Politifact Iowa Editor July 1, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Rachel Schilke and Robert Read If your...

University of Iowa student Pareen Mhatre poses for a portrait in Iowa City, IA on June 22, 2021. Mhatre is an immigration advocate for Improve the Dream.

UI student Pareen Mhatre reflects on telling her testimony to Congress, trip to D.C.

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 29, 2021

Pareen Mhatre said she has been in constant fear of her path to American citizenship for the past five years. Mhatre, a University of Iowa student and Immigration Advocate for Improve the Dream, is...

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...

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...

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