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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at the Linn County Fairgrounds Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Grassley says he won’t center Franken allegations, Grassley Works calls for accuser’s release from NDA

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 21, 2022

After Democratic senate candidate, Mike Franken was accused of alleged assault by his former campaign staffer Kimberly Strope-Boggus, Franken’s opponent, incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and...

Photo of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller from iowaattorneygeneral.gov.

Iowa attorney general launches website for opioid addiction help

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 20, 2022

Iowans struggling with opioid use disorder can now seek out resources through  IowaOpioidHelp.com, a website Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller launched on Tuesday.  The website includes a map dividing...

Tom Novak comforts Patricia S. Fortin as she remembers her husband. After his passing, she was unable to afford their apartment. The Iowa City Catholic worker does what it can to help people like Patricia who have nowhere else to go. Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Iowa City organizations to accommodate possible migrants from surrounding sanctuary cities despite resource struggle

Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter September 11, 2022

The Iowa City Catholic Worker House is preparing to welcome any migrants bused from the southern border to surrounding sanctuary Midwest cities if necessary. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to send...

Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mike Franken speaks at a fundraising event for democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa.

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Franken accused of assault by former campaign manager

Liam Halawith and Emily Delgado September 19, 2022

Editor’s note: This is a developing story, check back for updates. Mike Franken, Iowa’s Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, denied the assault allegation made by his former campaign manager...

Iowa State Senator Zach Wahls speaks Campaign volunteer Dominic Patathie guides parking during the Kinney Summer BBQ Bash at the Kinney Family Farm in Oxford, Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Democratic candidate Kevin Kinney, D-Iowa, is running for Iowa Senate, District 39.

Iowa Democrats say Republicans fighting “culture wars” instead of focusing on improving the state

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 18, 2022

Iowa Democrats say conservatives are too busy fighting “culture wars” in the statehouse to work on improving Iowa’s rural areas to attract younger people to the state’s 38 most rural counties. Iowa’s...

An attendee watches at a College Republicans watch party for the State of the Union address in Shaeffer Hall on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

UI College Republicans call for expulsion of student who attempted to flip their table at student organization event

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 15, 2022

A member of the University of Iowa College Republicans is demanding the expulsion of a UI freshman after an incident at the Student Organization Fair. On Aug. 31, a UI freshman allegedly attempted...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at the Linn County Fairgrounds Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Sen. Grassley on federal 15-week abortion ban: ‘this is a state issue’

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 14, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said abortion “is a state issue” in response to a proposed federal 15-week abortion ban from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina.  “Finally, after 50 years,...

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough speaks with the media during his visit to Iowa City on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. McDonough met with University of Iowa Student Veterans during a roundtable discussion on the PACT Act implementation and access to VA programs. McDonough explained that it is very predominant that schools have what they had today and expressed, “One of our leaders of our veteran experience office, which allows us using date from every single interaction with veterans, helps us inform how we take care of our customers, which is at the end of the day how we should be conducting our business.” (Isabella Cervantes/The Daily Iowan)

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough visits UI student veterans

Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter September 13, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough met with University of Iowa student veterans in the Iowa Veteran Education, Transition, and Support (IVETS) group to talk about programs and resources...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

How President Biden’s new student loan plan could affect midterm voter turnout

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter September 11, 2022

Both the Republican and Democratic parties are preparing for higher voter turnout among young for the November midterm election. The unveiling of the Biden-Harris Administration Student Debt Relief...

A sign is seen at a fundraising event for democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan while democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mike Franken speaks at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa. Franken is running against incumbent U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, who is currently serving his seventh term in the Senate. The wage scale in many communities has stayed flat for 30 years, Franken said. I want [Iowa] to be the place where the 18-year-olds and the 27-year-olds at least consider staying.

Six Democrats run unopposed in Johnson County this midterm season

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 11, 2022

Six Johnson County candidates are running unopposed on the ballot in November, all of them Democrats. The candidates are working to help Democrats running for federal and state offices in their district...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, meets with Queen Elizabeth II when she delivered her 1991 address to Congress.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96, Iowa politicians react to her death

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 8, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, after serving as the British monarch for 70 years.  Her son, Prince Charles of Wales, will take the throne after his mother’s death and will become Britain's...

Reporters interview Democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan at a fundraising event at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa. Mathis is pursuing a seat in Iowas 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House while Bohannan is pursuing a seat in Iowas 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Bohannan and Mathis spoke about polarization in politics, education, abortion rights, and healthcare at the event.

Democrats look to leverage voter engagement for midterm elections

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 3, 2022

Iowa Democrats are looking to get voters to shore up a “blue wave” this midterm season.  Democrats state Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City and state Sen. Liz Mathis, D- Hiawatha, are campaigning...

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