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Iowa’s federal delegation aims to combat rural population decline through federal funds

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 25, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is the final part of a series on rural population decline in Iowa. Iowa’s federal delegation members of mostly Republicans voiced bipartisan support for helping rural Iowa...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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More than a third of students participated in free speech training

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor August 30, 2022

More than a third of students enrolled at state Board of Regents institutions completed first amendment training in the spring 2022 semester. On the University of Iowa campus, 35 percent of students...

Fact Check | Ernst newsletter skips part of report on IRS audits

Fact Check | Ernst newsletter skips part of report on IRS audits

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor August 30, 2022

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: Iowa’s Republican U.S....

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...

Fact Check | Rep. Miller-Meeks claims Democrats bill would allow abortion up until birth

Fact Check | Rep. Miller-Meeks claims Democrats’ bill would allow abortion up until birth

Nina Baker and Lyle Muller August 1, 2022

If your time is short: Congressional Republicans overwhelmingly oppose Democratic efforts to pass a law guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion.  Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, told...

Fact Check | Zach Nunn falsely claims Cindy Axne sought to defund police

Fact Check | Zach Nunn falsely claims Cindy Axne sought to defund police

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor July 20, 2022

If your time is short: Iowa Republican congressional candidate Zach Nunn claimed in a Breitbart interview that his Democratic incumbent opponent, Cindy Axne, has sought to defund police by taking...

Deidre DeJear puts public education as top priority at campaign event

Deidre DeJear puts public education as top priority at campaign event

Meg Doster, News Editor July 14, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear puts Iowa’s public education as her top priority, as Iowa ranks no. 43 on the national list. DeJear said Iowa has fallen in ranking because of...

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