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Sen. Kevin Kinney (D-Oxford) speaks at a campaign event at his family farm.

Sen. Kinney holds barbecue to encourage more rural Iowans to vote blue

Lauren White, Politics Reporter August 28, 2022

Over burgers and hotdogs, Sen. Kevin Kinney encouraged supporters and local Iowans to re-elect him and vote more Democrats into the statehouse with a barbecue at his farm Saturday afternoon. One...

A Downtown Block Party attendee raises their cup to protesters during “Night of Rage,” an abortion-rights protest, in Iowa City on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The protest started at the Pentacrest with speakers, then, protesters marched through Iowa City.

Dobbs decision prompts GOP leadership to cut down abortion access in Iowa

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter August 23, 2022

Iowa Republicans are making headway in their attempts to restrict abortion in the state. Republicans’ efforts, however, are stalled while pending Johnson and Polk County court cases make their way through...

The United States Supreme Court Building is seen on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Iowa politicians respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter June 24, 2022

The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with a 6-3 vote, stating that access to abortion is not protected by the Constitution. This decision will remove the federal right to receive...

Protestors chant while marching from College Green Park to the University of Iowa Pentacrest during a protest against gun violence on Monday, June 13, 2022. Around 20 people attended the demonstration.

March for gun control organized by local youth

Meg Doster, News Editor June 13, 2022

A group of middle school friends organized a gun control march that caught the attention of local politicians. The protest comes less than a month after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that resulted...

Jon Green, D-Iowa, pets his dog, Snoopy, during Greens watch party for the 2022 Iowa primaries in Lone Tree, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Green won a primary race for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors after receiving 69 percent of the vote, the most between three candidates.

Democrats Green and Fixmer-Oraiz and Republicans Hemingway and Bradshaw win primaries for JoCo Board of Supervisors

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 7, 2022

V Fixmer-Oraiz and incumbent Jon Green have won the Democratic primary race for two seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Green won 69 percent of the vote to Fixmer-Oraiz’s 67 percent...

Democratic nominee for Iowa House District 90 Adam Zabner celebrates with supporters at his watch party at Georges Buffet in Iowa City on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Zabner won the nomination, receiving 43% of the votes, or 1,999 votes.

Adam Zabner, 23-year-old activist, wins Democratic primary for Iowa House 90

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor June 7, 2022

Adam Zabner is the Democratic nominee for Iowa House 90 after winning 43% of the votes in the primary on Tuesday.  By winning the Democratic primary, Zabner is the prohibitive favorite to win the...

Democratic legislative candidates in Johnson County answer questions at a forum hosted by University Democrats at Iowa on April 20, 2022.

Johnson County House, Senate candidates agree on importance of prioritizing young Iowans

Emily Delgado , Politics Reporter April 20, 2022

Democratic House and Senate candidates in Johnson County agreed the statehouse needs to prioritize young Iowans.  The University Democrats at Iowa held a forum for Johnson County House and Senate...

Andrew Dunn, Democratic candidate running for Iowa House District 90, holds the microphone while passionately speaking about bipartisanship during the University of Iowa Faculty Staff Legislative Forum at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Iowa Democratic House and Senate candidates talk policy at University of Iowa forum

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter April 18, 2022

  Candidates in the upcoming legislative races, majority Democrats, worked to differentiate themselves in a crowded field. The University of Iowa’s Faculty Senate and Staff Council hosted...

Iowa Senate Candidate John Raley speakers with students on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Iowa Senate candidate John Raley highlights need for bipartisanship

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 23, 2022

Candidate for Iowa Senate District 45, John Raley, visited the University of Iowa on Wednesday night to meet with the University Democrats, where he and the students agreed that education, LGBTQ+ rights,...

Adam Zabner, a candidate for Iowa House District 90, met with University Democrats at Iowa on Wednesday to discussion his campaign priorities.

Iowa House candidate Adam Zabner emphasizes need for university funding

Lauren White, Politics Reporter February 16, 2022

With nine months until the 2022 midterm elections, candidates are amping up their campaigning in Iowa City. Adam Zabner, Democratic candidate for Iowa House District 90, met with the University Democrats...

Caucus organizers are seen during the Republican caucus at the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Democrats gather virtually to caucus, Republicans remain in-person

Emily Delgado and Meg Doster February 8, 2022

In the off-year caucus, Democratic candidates in Johnson County used the first virtual Iowa caucus to rally support in the upcoming midterms, and county Republicans chose precinct leaders and set party...

Attendee Jennifer Leonhard holds up a sign during a rally before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Leonhard attended the rally to support the medical freedom and privacy bill.

Iowa House introduces bill to further evaluate presidential executive orders

Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 11, 2022

On the second day of the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a lawmaker introduced a bill that would put presidential executive orders under review in Iowa if those orders are suspected of restricting a...

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