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UI community reacts to Supreme Court’s backing Trump travel ban

U.S. President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One on Thursday, March 29, 2018 upon arrival in West Palm Beach Airport, Florida. (Johnny Louis/Sipa USA/TNS)

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 26 to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 decision. The latest version of Trump’s travel ban restricts travel from seven countries: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Venezuela with varying degrees of restrictions. Five of the...

Republican leaders prepare for midterm elections at Ernst’s Roast & Ride

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during the fourth annual Roast and Ride fundraiser in Boone, Iowa on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The event raises money for veterans' charities and provides a platform for state and national Republican officials to speak.

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

June 10, 2018

DES MOINES — Republican leaders took the stage and engaged supporters at the fourth-annual Roast & Ride on June 9, and their speeches had a common thread: electing Republicans in the midterm elections. Speakers at the event, put on by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, included Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-...

Finkenauer wins Democratic nomination to vie against U.S. Rep. Rod Blum

The dome of the U.S. Capitol building is seen on March 13, 2018. (Gage Miskimen/The Daily Iowan)

Sarah Watson, [email protected]

June 5, 2018

Abby Finkenauer clinched the Democratic nomination for a U.S. representative seat on June 5. She’ll run against incumbent Rep. Rod Blum in Iowa’s 1st District, which comprises nearly 600,000 people and includes Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Waterloo. At the time of publication, Finkenauer led...

Consul General Hong Lei talks China-US relations

Consul General Hong Lei was giving his lecture about new developments in China and Sino-U.S. Relations in IMU Ballrooms on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. (Gaoyuan Pan/ The Daily Iowan)

Julia DiGiacomo, [email protected]

May 3, 2018

Consul General Hong Lei, a diplomat from the People’s republic of China, spoke on the merits of creating an economic bridge between China and the U.S. on Wednesday afternoon. He described the state of affairs between the two nations in his lecture, entitled “New developments in China and Sino-U.S....

Federal government makes moves to decriminalize marijuana

Federal government makes moves to decriminalize marijuana

Julia Shanahan, [email protected]

April 25, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The proposal, introduced April 20, would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances, which currently categorizes it as being as dangerous as heroin. It would also remove marijuana from the Cont...

Soybeans, farmers, and an imposing trade war

Jon Bakehouse, right, and his father Bach Bakehouse, center, pick up a few bags of a new type of soybean during planting season on April 29,  2015 in Hastings, Iowa. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Madeleine Neal and Emily Wangen, [email protected]

April 17, 2018

Imposing tariffs threatening trade between China and the United States could cause trouble for Iowa soybean farmers. “It will make it difficult for farmers if we lose the market in China,” said Aaron Putze, the director of communications and external relations for the Iowa Soybean Association. W...