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University of Iowa senior Caleb Slater poses for a portrait outside of the Adler Journalism Building on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

“Defining moments”: UI political science graduate learned leadership, community

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor May 8, 2023

Caleb Slater, a Des Moines native, has been politically involved since his high school years and got his start in the 2018 campaign season. He volunteered for Cathy Glasson, a nurse and president...

University of Iowa senior Mary Weston poses for a portrait on the Pentacrest in Iowa City, Iowa on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Mary is an exercise science major and will be working as a caregiver to an individual with Parkinson’s her first year out of college.

Young Conservative leader Mary Weston reflects on her time with UI College Republicans

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter May 7, 2023

Mary Weston learned confidence and the importance of conservative leadership during her four years at the University of Iowa. Weston has served as the UI College of Republicans chairman of...

Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson speaks during a meet and greet at the Miller Learning Center in Iowa City on Monday, May 1, 2023. Hutchinson is campaigning for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

GOP presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson meets with JoCo Republicans

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor May 1, 2023

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson met with the Johnson County Republicans on Monday for his first day of meet-and-greets in eastern Iowa this week.  More than 30 Johnson County Republicans joined...

Protesters shout while blocking traffic on North Madison Street after a lecture organized by the University of Iowa Chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom for anti-trans conservative commentator Matt Walsh’s “What Is a Woman?” documentary at the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Prior to the lecture, progressive students called for the lecture to be suspended because of Walsh’s transphobic remarks.

Hundreds protest, attend lecture of conservative commentator Matt Walsh at UI

Liam Halawith and Emily Delgado April 20, 2023

Over 200 Iowa City community members protested conservative commentator Matt Walsh during his visit to the University of Iowa campus inside and outside the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday.  Walsh...

University of Iowa students write with chalk on the Pentacrest in support of the transgender community on Monday evening, April 17, 2023. The event took place two days before political commentator Matt Walsh is set to arrive to Iowa’s campus.

UI student organizations denounce Matt Walsh lecture

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 18, 2023

Ahead of conservative commentator Matt Walsh’s lecture Wednesday at the University of Iowa, nearly a dozen student organizations have declared their opposition to the event and called for the suspension...

A student takes notes during Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, visit to the University of Iowa at the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Iowa Young Americans for Freedom organized the event.

UI student organizations call for suspension of Iowa Young Americans for Freedom

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter April 8, 2023

After flyers were posted in downtown Iowa City showing a conversation between UI College Republicans Chair and Iowa Young Americans for Freedom by an unknown person, five student organizations began...

University of Iowa sophomore Melissa Alvarez delivers a speech on the Pentacrest in Iowa City, Iowa during the march for gun safety on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

JoCo residents, UI students call for more restrictive gun laws

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter April 8, 2023

More than 50 Iowa City residents and University of Iowa students marched from the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall to the Pentacrest on Saturday to protest gun violence. The nonprofit, the Gun Violence...

Pro-choice protesters stand in front of the Emma Goldman Clinic during an abortion protest and counter protest outside of the Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Matt Sindt/The Daily Iowan)

Politics notebook | Iowa Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in on case that bans most abortions

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 6, 2023

The Iowa Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments next week in the legal battle to reinstate a 2018 so-called fetal heartbeat bill that was struck down by a Polk County District Court Judge...

Temple Hiatt poses for a portrait by Edward Jones in Coralville on March 21, 2023. (Matt Sindt/The Daily Iowan)

Gun violence continues while gun control restrictions loosen in Iowa

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 21, 2023

Temple Hiatt’s nephew showed signs of mental illness the day of his death. A Red flag gun safety law could have saved his life. Hiatt, a volunteer with Iowa Moms Demand Action, said legislation...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. At the State Capitol, legislative leaders spoke in their chambers while rally members congregated in the rotunda in support of freedom. The 2022 Legislative Session started today and will end in April.

Legislative Roundup | Iowa Senate passed a bill that would limit the access of the State Auditor

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor March 9, 2023

A bill passed by the Iowa Senate on Tuesday would limit the types of information available to the State Auditor’s office during the course of an audit of any state agency or other state entity. Sen....

Candidates for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors speaks at the Miller Learning Center, Iowa City, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Liz Tovar joins JOCO Republicans to discuss DEI

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 9, 2023

The Johnson County Republicans hosted the University of Iowa’s top DEI official Thursday at its weekly meeting amid pending legislation in the Iowa Legislature whether to defund the regent universities’...

Protestors stand in front of the Old Capital on Mar. 1, 2023.

Students across Iowa walk out in protest of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter March 1, 2023

Iowa City High School students left class Wednesday to march toward the University of Iowa Old Capitol in a statewide protest of several anti-LGBTQ+ bills recently introduced in the Iowa Legislature.  Some...

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