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Andrew Dunn, an undergraduate political science student, stands at the Old Capitol.

UI student running for Iowa House

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 15, 2021

As University of Iowa law professor and state Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City, looks to the United States Congress in her challenge against U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, a UI underclassman...

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.

Iowa legislature called for special redistricting session

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 14, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Tuesday convening a special legislative session to consider and enact a plan of legislative and congressional redistricting.  The special session will...

Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) listens to people after Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Linn County Fairgrounds.

Judge temporary order allows Iowa schools to require masks

Lauren White, Politics Reporter September 13, 2021

Schools in Iowa are now able to require that students wear masks after the District Court for the Southern District of Iowa granted a temporary restraining order regarding the Iowa’s current mask...

Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) listens to people after Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Linn County Fairgrounds.

Iowa under investigation for statewide ban on mask mandates

Lauren White, Politics Reporter August 30, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has opened an investigation into the state of Iowa to decide whether a statewide prohibition mask mandates discriminates against students...

Iowa Rep. Christina Bohannan encourages event-goers to support equal voting rights on stage during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Former U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Congressional candidate and state Rep. Christina Bohannan

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor August 30, 2021

Former U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, is endorsing Christina Bohannan’s campaign for his old House seat. “Iowans deserve a leader who knows firsthand the struggles that so many in our communities...

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...

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...

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 State House Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, is planning to run for Iowa Governor Election in 2022.

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ras Smith to run ‘unifying’ campaign for Iowa

Meg Doster, News Reporter June 17, 2021

Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, became the first person to announce their candidacy for governor for the 2022 election on Tuesday, ahead of incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds, who has not yet indicated if she...

Waiting and voting. As seen on Nov. 3, 2020. at the Wilton Community Center 1215 Cypress St.

Breaking down Iowa’s newest election laws

Lauren White, Politics Reporter June 16, 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...

Iowa State House Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, is planning to run for Iowa Governor Election in 2022.

Rep. Ras Smith announces bid for governor

Meg Doster, News Reporter June 15, 2021

State Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, announced his candidacy for the Iowa gubernatorial election in 2022 Tuesday morning.  Smith is the first to declare his campaign for governor. Gov. Kim Reynolds,...

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