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Natalie Sherman yells a chant during an abortion-rights protest in Des Moines following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022. Protesters marched from Central Academy’s campus to Gov. Kim Reynolds mansion on Terrace Hill.

Protesters gather in Des Moines in response to Supreme Court decision

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 24, 2022

A diverse crowd of couples, friends, and families gathered at Central Academy in Des Moines to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday. Chants of “My body, my choice” and “F***Kim Reynolds”...

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...

Iowa House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst, D-Windsor Heights, responds to reporters at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Iowa Democratic leaders defend Iowa’s first in the nation caucus

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 23, 2022

Iowa Democratic leaders defended the Iowa Caucus’ place in the early window of the presidential nomination process. The leaders pitched a plan to make the Iowa caucus system simpler at the Democratic...

Fact Check | Blaming one legislator for accident ignores a lot

Fact Check | Blaming one legislator for accident ignores a lot

Lyle Muller June 17, 2022

It took just one week for the first attack ad to appear in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District campaign between incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and state Sen. Zach Nunn, the Republican nominee challenging...

Outside Iowas Supreme Court and the Iowa Judicial Branch Building on Monday, April 22, 2019, in Des Moines.

Iowa Supreme Court says abortion not protected by state constitution

Grace Smith, Managing Editor June 17, 2022

The Iowa Supreme Court decided protection of abortion is no longer guaranteed as a state constitutional right after overruling a 2018 decision allowing the protection of abortion on Friday.  The overruling...

Fact Check | Hard to pin down growing cost of unused border materials

Fact Check | Hard to pin down growing cost of unused border materials

Nina Baker, PolitiFact Reporter June 16, 2022

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said in a May newsletter that millions of Americans’ tax dollars are being spent on unused border wall materials at the U.S.-Mexico border. The total amount of money has...

Fact Check | Fewer Iowans working than when Gov. Reynolds took office

Fact Check | Fewer Iowans working than when Gov. Reynolds took office

Lyle Muller June 8, 2022

State Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, marked the end of the 2022 Iowa legislative session last month reviewing a few items Democrats liked about the Republican-led Legislature’s efforts,...

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...

Former United States Admiral Mike Franken talks to the media on Jan. 26 2022 in the Daily Iowan Newsroom located in the Adler Journalism Building. Franken is running for state and talked about his campaign goals.

Mike Franken wins the Democratic nomination, will take on Sen. Grassley in November

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter June 7, 2022

Mike Franken won the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s U.S. Senate primary race and will take on long-time incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, who won the Republican nomination on Tuesday.  Three...

Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 45 Janice Weiner (right) talks to Iowa Rep. Christina Bohannan, who is running for the U.S. Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District (left) at a watch party during the 2022 Iowa Primaries at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Janice Weiner defeated John Raley.

From Iowa City Councilor to Iowa Senator: Janice Weiner wins Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate District 45

Lauren White, Politics Reporter June 7, 2022

After a lifetime of leadership in Iowa City and time spent overseas as a U.S. Diplomat, Janice Weiner will be heading to the Iowa state senate in 2023. The Iowa City Councilor Weiner won the primary...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivers the Condition of the State Address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State Address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more.

Governor Kim Reynolds’ private education bill will not pass, says House Speaker Pat Grassley

Meg Doster, News Editor May 23, 2022

The Iowa House will not pass Governor Kim Reynolds’ private education bill, House Speaker Pat Grassley said to reporters on Monday. The Iowa Senate passed Senate Study Bill 3080, in Feb. and proposed...

Members of the House congregate in the House Chamber after the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Both the House and Senate Republican leaders said the priority of this session is to return tax funds and address workforce conditions. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

How bulletproof the Republican legislative agenda is in Iowa

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor May 10, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. The Iowa Legislature’s 2022 session dragged into...

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