The Daily Iowan

With primaries approaching, gubernatorial hopefuls step on the gas in TV advertising campaigns

Kim Reynolds talks at Hy-Vee in Coralville during her 99 Counties tour on Thursday, April 5, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Sarah Watson, [email protected]

April 30, 2018

With June 5 primaries a little more than a month away, nearly all the Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls have appeared in campaign ads on the television airways. This is especially true in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids markets, whose TV broadcasts sprawl across most of central and eastern Iowa. The Daily Iowan sifted through the last f...

Ernst supports more funding for sexual assault prevention, accountability

Joni Ernst meets with RVAP staff at their offices in Iowa City on Friday, April 27, 2018. Ernst and RVAP staff discussed legislative solutions to RVAP funding shortfalls and legal issues facing victims of sexual violence. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

Emily Wangen and Sarah Watson, [email protected]

April 28, 2018

As Sexual Assault Awareness Month draws to a close, Rape Victim Advocacy Program leaders called on Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, to advocate for more predictable funding, prevention policies, and action to support survivors of sexual assault. Ernst, who stopped by Iowa City as part of her 99-county...

Panel mulls expanding textbook sales-tax exemption

UI sophomore Lauren Veigulis buys books at the Hawk Shop on Jan. 16, 2017. The Hawk Shop, locate din the IMU, is one of the many places on campus to buy and rent textbooks. (The Daily Iowan/Lily Smith)

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

April 26, 2018

While university-owned bookstores have been exempted from charging students sales tax on items, legislation in the Iowa House aims to open this exemption to private retailers. “There’s been some back-and-forth over the years about whether [sales tax] should be collected, whether it is being collecte...